“Pay attention!” If we don’t pay our taxes, what happens? The government gets our attention, and then it will demand our interest. In the same way, if we don’t take a moment and pay attention, what happens? One way or another, life will do something to get our attention. And then life will also demand … More Either Choose to Pay Attention or Life Will Demand it… with Interest
Whoever said “Talk is cheap” must not have had a therapist. Therapy works, but it isn’t cheap. If talk is cheap, does that mean that silence is expensive? In my practice as an Addiction Therapist, I often tell clients that I get paid per question. Therapy isn’t really talk therapy, it’s more about the questions … More The Many Silences of Recovery
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!
Today is International Biographers Day. In recognition of biographers and sharing our stories, I have a story to tell. “Where do you get your ideas from?” Sometimes I get asked where my ideas come from. My best answer is that life is a writing prompt. Creativity is like reading in the darkness. Imagine that you … More How Your Writing Wants to Change You
I won’t lie, this post is just for fun. But it contains 8 very powerful words that can keep any conversation going. It works with teenagers and children, and most husbands. All that you have to do is just click on the photo above. I write articles about wellness, leadership, parenting and personal growth. My … More Parenting and the Only 8 Words That You Really Need
For the 7 Ways to prepare yourself for a fantastic recovery, healing, and growth 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 Today, Life is Waiting for You
7 Ways to prepare yourself for a fantastic recovery, healing, and growth. ___ Are you ready for today? One of your most important goals is to learn to be ready. Being ready is powerful and it can change your life. Readiness is important because you have a storm awaiting you as soon as you set … More Your Recovery Wants to be Fantastic. Are You Ready for it?
Do you ever have days when you feel that you have run out of words, but you know there is so much more to say? That is how I felt yesterday. It can feel as if you have said it all. Click on photo for more on listening to your body and what that can … More Let the Silence Speak for You
Click photo for article on 6 ways that you can listen to your body. 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 of … More Listening to Your Body
Tiny events add up: Recovery is one choice at a time ___ Tiny events. Small, minor stories. Events add up. Decisions matter. Do you want to make your days profound? I wrote about this in my journal the other day, “I try to make my day profound. I want it marked with excellence, exuberance and the … More Addiction: The Importance of Living Small