Cannabis is a hot topic these days. In Canada, we are a few months away from the legalized consumption and possession of “personal use” amounts of Cannabis. Marijuana comes up in conversations everywhere. It came up at church a few months ago in a men’s group that I am a part of. When visiting my … More Alcohol or Cannabis: Which is Worse for the Health of Your Brain?
According to a study of 40,000 Americans, it turns out that nearly half of those who experience an addiction find a way to change, without treatment. According to the Recovery Research Institute: 9.1% American adults have resolved a significant alcohol or other drug problem 51% reported alcohol as their primary problem 11% cannabis 10% stimulants … More Not Everyone Needs Treatment for Their Addiction
Adolescent addiction and the parental distress syndrome ___ They walk into my office. They are quiet, but not because they are nervous about the therapy. They tell a familiar story: abuse, anxious days and sleep-deprived nights, drug deals, street crimes, chronic and unending stress, and never knowing if their loved ones will live to face … More Is Your Teenagers’ Substance Use Killing You?
For article on The Healing Power of Silence in Recovery, click on the photo above. I write articles about wellness, leadership, parenting and personal growth. My hope is to deliver the best content I can to inspire, to inform and to entertain. Sign up for my blog if you want to receive the latest and best … More Recovery and The Power of Being Quiet
For article on how The Healing Power of Silence in Recovery, click on the photo above. I write articles about wellness, leadership, parenting and personal growth. My hope is to deliver the best content I can to inspire, to inform and to entertain. Sign up for my blog if you want to receive the latest and … More How the Science of Silence Will Heal You
Being quiet is one of the most difficult things you will ever do. And it will heal you. ___ Silence. When a moment of quiet falls on you do you quickly rush to fill it? Or is it a welcome guest? Right now you are the most silent that you will be all day. … More The Healing Power of Silence in Recovery
Working out could reduce drinking’s deadly risks From the CBC September 8, 2016 About 40% of respondents met minimum physical activity guide of 150 minutes of moderate intensity. Being physically active offset some of the mortality risks associated with drinking, researchers found. Move more to drink? Getting the recommended amount of exercise could help offset … More Report: Exercise and Alcohol Use
The real story of mental illness is about recovery, not violence. ___ Savagery is murdering innocent men and women, and that is what happened in Orlando. I am not American, but the killings impact me. My heart breaks for the families who lost a loved one that day and for the countless victims whose lives … More Orlando, LGBTQ and Mental Illness
Do you wonder if you have Adult ADHD? This post is for you. Here is your opportunity to laugh, cry and be moved to take action. ___ Ever been stunned by something in a Facebook forum? Recently I read a post about an ADHD newsletter. The tag line was for those “Who have ADHD or ADHD tendencies.” That caught my attention, … More 8 Things You Can Do if Adult ADHD has Friended You
Life can be difficult and it can wear us down. Recovering a sense of humor may be just the change we need. ___ Aches and pains greet me in the morning. Obsessive thoughts follow me throughout the day. My bathroom scale goes up and my bank account goes down. Life is serious and it can be hard to … More The 12 Steps of Taking Ourselves a Little Less Seriously