Anxiety or Addiction: Whatever Scares You is Your Friend

Your addiction has a dream for your life. So does your anxiety. And your depression. And also your memories… and yes, your shame has a vision for you too. • • • If you are reading this blog, you or someone you care about may live with one or more of these experiences: addiction or … More Anxiety or Addiction: Whatever Scares You is Your Friend

Choosing between Inpatient and Outpatient Rehab

Guest Post by Christine Hill Embarking on the journey of addiction recovery can be bewildering. The stakes are high, and it might feel like one wrong choice may throw your whole life back into disarray. Choosing a recovery facility, or program, will make a big impact on how your recovery goes. However, before you even … More Choosing between Inpatient and Outpatient Rehab

How Spending Time in Nature Can Benefit Your Mental Health

Guest article by Cloe Matheson Spending time in nature is good for all of us and should be one of our highest priorities. The beneficial effects of nature aren’t too difficult to obtain. Even just looking at gorgeous, oxygen-giving indoor plants can help us feel happier – and going outside can help us relax almost … More How Spending Time in Nature Can Benefit Your Mental Health

Let Go of Trying to be Your ‘Best Self’ and Just Show Up

I found St. Jude and he reminded that life is mostly about just showing up. ____ I don’t get the idea of moving half way around the world to ‘find yourself.’ Most of my life has consisted of finding bits of myself hidden in the cracks. Sometimes the stuff we learn about ourselves is great, … More Let Go of Trying to be Your ‘Best Self’ and Just Show Up