When Your Mind is a War-Zone, You Become the Casualty

3 Ways that mindfulness can support your recovery from addiction and mental illness ___ Mindfulness. What comes to mind when you read the word mindfulness? For me, mindfulness brings up images of being on a sunny beach, a few puffy clouds in the sky, drenched in sun and sitting on a sandy beach. Maybe that’s … More When Your Mind is a War-Zone, You Become the Casualty

Maybe it’s Time to Give Yourself the Gift of Closure?

What is closure to you? What do you need to have happen in order to feel closure? ___ Closure. It’s not about closing the door and locking something inside or away from yourself so that it can’t hurt you anymore. The word closure means to “bring order to something.” It connotes a type of fence, … More Maybe it’s Time to Give Yourself the Gift of Closure?

You Will Never Find Happiness in a Bottle of Pills

For article on how Recovery and How Responsibility Will Set You Free, 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 … More You Will Never Find Happiness in a Bottle of Pills

In Recovery, Risk is Both Your Enemy and Your Friend

Learning to take healthy, positive risks is one factor in being a healthy, thriving person. ___ I have a problem with hanging onto things too long. One summer when I was a teenager, I went camping with a friend and his family to Kalamalka Lake in beautiful British Columbia. On the lake, there is a … More In Recovery, Risk is Both Your Enemy and Your Friend