Hello, Readers! I haven't blogged in the past month due to being busy with school and work. School is going well. I am really enjoying it so far. My first blog post in a while will be about a super fun and lighthearted topic.
Stuffed Animals as Lifelong Best Friends
You may think that your stuffed animal days ended when you received your informal elementary school diploma. In reality, stuffed animals can be lifelong friends and are actually meant to be lifelong friends because of all the benefits they provide. I have always been a stuffed-animal lover. From the time I was a baby, I always had a special stuffed animal that I spent time with. Before I went to kindergarten, I always had a stuffed animal that I carried around with me all the time. As a young adult, I have many stuffed animals that live in my bedroom, but my two special stuffed animals are a Pluto (a girl dog named Plutonia in my book) that I got from my first trip to Disney World for my 11th birthday and a Snoopy that holds a Woodstock that I bought Pluto (and myself) last Christmas. The picture above is with me and both of them. Having a stuffed animal as a best friend offers many psychological and therapeutic benefits:
Bria Riley is a published author, recovering codependent and adult child of an alcoholic, who is active in several recovery programs. She knows the turmoil and heartbreak of growing up in an addiction-stricken family and wants to help others who have also been affected by addiction through her writing.