Now what? – You’re Not Broken – Chapter 13

We did it!  We’ve made it through “You’re Not Broken” or you’ve at least made it through my hopefully coherent ramblings about self acceptance and growth as an Adult Baby Diaper Lover (or ABDL).   My question to both myself, and to you, is “where do we go from here?” What have you learned?  What have … Continue reading Now what? – You’re Not Broken – Chapter 13

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Parents looking for answers – You’re Not Alone – Chapter 12

I didn't write near as many notes for this chapter as I read it as many of the others in this book.  For me, I struggled with what perspective and purpose I would take in sharing with those who end up reading.  I, like almost everyone else who will read this, was at one point … Continue reading Parents looking for answers – You’re Not Alone – Chapter 12

Looking at it a little differently – You’re Not Broken – Chapter 11

It was interesting to read this chapter because I was not the target audience.  I had to change the lens in which I saw and consumed the information.  Perhaps this is appropriate because when I shared this part of myself with my wife early on I’m sure she had to do the same.  This is … Continue reading Looking at it a little differently – You’re Not Broken – Chapter 11

Working through uncomfortable growth – You’re Not Broken – Chapter 10

Laying the foundation is essential for success in most of our lives.   Want to be good at the piano?  How often have you practiced your scales, learned to read music, and given the effort necessary for success?   Want to be promoted?  Are you laying the foundation of recognized (and unrecognized) effort to build into the … Continue reading Working through uncomfortable growth – You’re Not Broken – Chapter 10

Secrets, surprises, sharing, and shame – You’re Not Broken – Chapter 9

All ABDLs search for their reason or reasons for wanting to wear a diaper.  Early on in life we are siloed in our own minds, and often shame ourselves because we are so different from the norm that we see around us.  We proceed through childhood with many negative experiences because we don’t understand ourselves, … Continue reading Secrets, surprises, sharing, and shame – You’re Not Broken – Chapter 9

Loving myself – You’re Not Broken – Chapter 8

Life is hard.  One of the ah-ha moments I’ve had as a parent is that my parents were in the same boat as I was.  The boat of unpreparedness and sometimes complete inability to be ready for a situation that life presents.  Life is something that we learn in the moment, and sometimes it is … Continue reading Loving myself – You’re Not Broken – Chapter 8

Emotions – You’re Not Broken – Chapter 7

We often struggle with our emotions (especially the men who are reading).  Even more interestingly, we struggle with the emotions of others as well.  On top of that fun fact we find that we also confuse emotions and feelings, or even the fact that they are different (a feeling is the acknowledgement of an emotion). … Continue reading Emotions – You’re Not Broken – Chapter 7

Negative Emotions – You’re Not Broken – Chapter 6

The search (or pursuit) of happiness is one of the most sought after emotions in life.  Positive feelings are some of the most basic desires of our hearts, and can be some of the most difficult to attain.  Studies have even shown that people are willing to monetarily pay more to remove negative or painful … Continue reading Negative Emotions – You’re Not Broken – Chapter 6