Authentic Family began as a Facebook Page. I call it my 3rd Chakra or Solar Plexus page. Personal power page.
It represents my desire to honor that each of us is a member of an Authentic Family.
No matter what that looks like for you.
I am a member of a two household family.
I was connected to my former marriage partner, now my parenting partner, for 22 years.
He started as my best friend, became my lover, and ended up in an inauthentic living arrangement that we shifted through the Collaborative Family Law Process.
My inspiration to start the page came out of the lack of support I found in my community for my authentic choice to consciously uncouple.
I have a saying, If you cannot help me, at least do not hinder me.
I faced a powerful unsupportive force when I made a healthy decision to leave a dysfunctional relationship.
I was dismayed at the desire of everyone to judge my situation.
From their perspective, I did not make the right choice.
I believe, as a society, that we can do better than this.
What we have learned, we can unlearn.
I celebrate the Authentic Family.
The more of us that exist, the more peace and harmony we will find in this world.
My experience as a Family Physician recognized that disharmony in the home is highly correlated to poor health outcomes. I am a fan of calling a spade a spade. Speaking authentic truth.
It is effective but not always easy. Certainly uncomfortable. At first anyway.
I like to explore tools for effective, authentic, heart-open interpersonal communication.
When this takes off, the world will naturally change for the better.
Mark my words.