Many of us have invested years of our lives fighting ourselves. At the time, we don’t think we are fighting ourselves. In fact, we think that we are trying to live more of the life we want, not less of it. Sometimes we live like this for quite a while, in a type of suspended … More Fighting Life will Make You Sick
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
Guest post by Janna Price Research and evidence based practices have indicated that Eating Disorders and other Addictive conditions have overlapping similarities. This blog article will discuss Eating Disorders and the similarities between Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse Disorder, as well as treatment methods. Research suggests that about 50% of persons with an Eating Disorder … More Guest Post: Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse
One of the greatest challenges to recovery is invisible. How we talk about the problem of addiction impacts all of us. It creates stigma and a belief that a person will never overcome their behavior. For the rest of the article, “4 Things About Addiction and Recovery that You May Not Know” click on the … More Why The Greatest Challenge to Your Recovery May be Invisible
It is rare today that we do not hear an opioid-related story in the media. The media attention has brought opioid abuse and drug treatment directly into political and public awareness. Some of this attention is much needed, but with all of the attention, the myths have also grown. These myths matter because myths perpetuate … More 4 Things About Addiction and Recovery That You May Not Know
Toxic hope is “good at being good.” Empowering hope is not good nor bad, it is how we live through what feels like the mud and guts of our reality. To learn more about how empowering hope can make your load a little lighter, click on photo.
Are you comfortable in your own skin or do you feel more like a circus monkey? _____ Guest Post by Ryan Hall “I’m the dude, playin’ the dude, disguised as another dude!” – Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr.) – Tropic Thunder (I mean, did I even have to identify THAT movie?) I’m tired. Physically, mentally, … More 4 Practices that Will Unhook You From the Anxiety Trap
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
All across our country, families, partners, sons and daughters and friends are heartbroken. People who use substances or alcohol at times can be distant, self-destructive and may create chaos that can be nearly impossible to resist. At times the substance use can fuel destructive conflict and even violence. Empowering hope accepts our genuine effort and … More When is it Toxic to Hold Out Hope for Change?
I confess, I love my unproductive time. If fact, if I am busy, busy, busy… I am not only less productive but also unhappy. I crave unstructured time where my mind can wander. But sometimes it can feel excruciating and I want to escape with a little (mindless) surfing. It’s a bit of a love-hate … More How Doing Nothing On Purpose will Help Your Recovery and Mental Health… But at First It Will Drive You CRAZY!