Pursuing Happiness Can Sabotage Your Recovery

Being in recovery from depression, anxiety or addiction is not simply finding a way to be happy. It is about boundaries, healthy self-care, communication and accepting both hard things and things you cannot change. For the rest of the article, “Four Ways that ‘Self-care’ will sabotage your well being” click on the photo. Photo by … More Pursuing Happiness Can Sabotage Your Recovery

Taking Little Risks Every Day Will Help You to Feel More Alive

It’s true: Taking little risks, every day, will help you to feel more alive. We cannot control happiness, but when we can live more by our values, we will feel more alive. So will coffee, being outside in sub-zero weather, seeing the latest Star Wars movie, or having a near-death experience, buying a new house … More Taking Little Risks Every Day Will Help You to Feel More Alive

How to Embrace the Hard Work of Self-Care

We are in an age where self-care is cool and hard work, hard stuff is neither passionate, nor cool. Self-care is about setting boundaries that prioritize good health alongside time for employment, family relationships, “maintenance” of of our homes and possessions (which is another word for the ever-unpopular and uncool daily or weekly chores). For … More How to Embrace the Hard Work of Self-Care

Four Ways that “Self-care” Will Sabotage Your Well being

“The people that are able to give the most have the best boundaries.” Jasmine Fulks, Registered Psychologist Recently I attended a workshop that emphasized the need for self-care. The workshop was a great opportunity to connect with my wife and a few friends. It also got me thinking more deeply about my life. Some of … More Four Ways that “Self-care” Will Sabotage Your Well being