What do you think? If you cast a beautiful net, what comes your way? Life is not full of beautiful things like you may have believed… or wanted to believe when you were young. In reality, life is a mix of things. Some good, some hard, and some VERY hard. If you are committed to … More Can Life Be Full Even When You Do Not Get What You Wanted?
From heroin to hero? Perhaps it is being too dramatic to say “from heroin to hero?” Not for Andy and not for his dog Bailey. His relationship with his dog has changed how he sees himself. Having a pet gave Andy a sense of purpose. It gave him a sense of love and connection with … More How Pets Can Help you in Your Recovery
I ate my Valentine’s chocolates in one shot. All 8 of them. All that is left is a bunch of crumbled tinfoil. Usually I am glad that it’s over. But Valentine’s has disturbed me this year. It’s made me realize that our planet seems to be leaking more than energy or oil. We are on … More As a Planet, Are We Losing Our Love?
Having hope can empower you, but there are times when hope can be toxic. To learn more about toxic and empowering hope, click on photo Photo by Matt Anderson
It’s there, right beneath the surface. For me. For you. Stress. It’s not just in your head. It’s in your body, in your soul, in your relationships, in your work, and it is in your recovery… “Modern life exposes us to mild-to-moderate, but chronic, stress constantly — multitasking, juggling too many things, moving too quickly, … More Stress and Your Recovery
“If you want to call it a disease, the kind of disease it is is a learning disease.” Maia Szalavitz For article, “What if Addiction is Not a Disease and Your Brain is Not ‘Broken’?”