There is so much tragedy and ugliness happening in our world...near and far. Hate and fear create division. Day to day events unfold so quickly and are jarring, tragic, senseless. Many people are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, helpless and even worse, hopeless. We have to remember that all of our acts of kindness and good DO add up. Together we can make a difference. Continue to do your "little bit of good" wherever you are. Additionally, go vote on Tuesday! The midterms matter and your vote matters.
for people who share your beliefs in humanity, family, inclusion, kindness, diversity, equality,
tolerance and good.
Vote, vote, vote!
Join me in Austin, Texas!
It's National Adoption Awareness Month and next week I'm traveling to one of my absolute favorite cities to present at the
Adoption Knowledge Affiliates Conference
. I'm looking forward to connecting with friends, colleagues and meeting new folks too. The conference theme is
What Adoption Can Teach the World
. This year I'll be presenting with my dear friend and colleague,
Leslie Pate MacKinnon
(We met several years ago at this very conference!) We'll be talking about
How to Heal Adoption Trauma and Live YOUR Authentic Life
. I'll be doing a live demonstration of Brainspotting too!
Online groups for the ADOPTION COMMUNITY will begin in January 2019.
Support and a sense of community are SO important. I have been asked by many people: "When are you starting a group for adult adoptees?" I've also been contacted by adoptive parents seeking support, guidance and understanding of the adoptee experience.
Virtual groups will begin in January! I'm really excited for us to connect and
Contact me directly for more information.
Join us for Teen AdoptCONNECT Thursday, November 8th. **Location change this month. See details below**
Teen AdoptCONNECT meets the
of each month
7-8:30pm in Pasadena. Our next meeting is:
November 8th, 2018
**This month we will meet at Angela Gee's office.
3611 Seneca Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90039
This group is free but we'd appreciate an RSVP.
November will be our last Teen AdoptCONNECT meeting of the year. We are in the process of making some changes to our group and will keep you posted with information and updates.
Parent Coaching for Adoptive Parents ~ National Adoption Awareness Month
I am offering special package rates this month in observation of National Adoption Awareness Month. Contact me directly for more information.
...and finally, I'll leave you with
Lesli Johnson, MFT