October 25, 2016

When denial gets in the way of reality


We have all heard the saying “your gut is always right.” Despite our awareness of this truth, we still have experienced that moment where we wish we trusted our gut instincts.

It is hard for parents to believe that their children are using, lying, being dishonest, or manipulating them. Even though our strongest instincts are screaming at us to pay attention to them, many times we allow denial to override our decision-making processes.

In this podcast, I share a story about my personal experience with denial and the powerful lesson learned that empowers me to always trust my instincts now. From this mindset, I have developed the confidence to trust my instincts over everything and it has protected me from disastrous decisions ever since.


If you are struggling with the addiction of a loved one or child and need someone to talk with, please contact me. I am here to help you better understand the situation and help find a way to maneuver through the chaos and the pain. You can reach me at: dave@100Pedals.com

Dave Cooke travels around the country giving inspirational and educational talks to business organizations, support groups, churches, schools and treatment facilities. If you like to invite Dave to speak at your organization, please contact Dave Cooke at: dave@100Pedals.com





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About Dave Cooke

Dave Cooke is a dad on a mission. His mission is to help parents get control of their lives over the powerful, destructive influences of a child's addiction. As the father of a son in a ten year heroin battle, Dave knows all to well the challenges parents and families face. He also knows there is a way to find peace in the chaos. It is his mission to help parents discover their path to a healthier, balanced life even if a child's active addiction is still part of their daily journey.