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
Accepting what we can change is self-care. It is doing what we can to improve ourselves, our life, our work just a little bit each day. It is the ugly-hard-uncomfortable stuff. It is learning that no matter how old, stubborn, inflexible, proud or independent we may be, we can do something. And then we do … More Acceptance is 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
“Self-care went from being something I do to something I am.” Jasmine Fulks, Registered Psychologist For a free article on self-care, “Four Ways that “Self-care” Will Sabotage Your Well being”, click on the photo. Photo by Photo by Luke Stackpoole on Unsplash
“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
For article, “The Story of Your Recovery is Told Through Your Relationships,” click on photo.
“The story of our recovery is the story of our relationships.” Relationships are the place where we will experience our greatest heights. And our lowest depths. But without at least a few close relationships, we cannot become all of who we can be. Conflict in our relationships is stressful and disruptive. We often think that … More The Story of Your Recovery is Told Through Your Relationships
Making friends with your pain, your anger is not easy. But when you allow yourself to feel, to have your pain or anger or anxiety you can stop fighting. You save your energy so you can invest it in living. It’s difficult. I know. I am facing some uncomfortable emotions and pain that is honestly … More Can You Make Friends With Your Anger?
For article, “Maybe it’s Time to Give Yourself the Gift of Closure?” click on the photo. I write articles that talk about the kind of changes I am trying to make in my own life. I hope that my writing also helps you. My topics include addiction and mental health recovery, relationships, and personal growth. … More Closure Will Not Make You Bulletproof, Painproof, or Hurtproof
For article, “Maybe it’s Time to Give Yourself the Gift of Closure?” click on the photo. I write articles that talk about the kind of changes I am trying to make in my own life. I hope that my writing also helps you. My topics include addiction and mental health recovery, relationships, and personal growth. … More What Do You Need to Have Happen in Order for You to Feel Closure?