What’s holding you back from doing the things that make you feel alive? ___ Happy Halloween. I am sitting alone in a coffee shop. Dressed like Batman. You might think I am dressed up for Halloween. Nope. When I wrote this, it was October 30. I call today my Halloween warm up. The way I … More What Batman Taught Me About the Secret to Happiness
The life you have, the day in front of you. That is your recovery. Have at ‘er. ___ Most days, I get it wrong. No, I’m not being hard on myself. Just honest. And you guessed it, you are wrong a lot too. No biggie. Welcome to the HR: Human Race. Recovery is not about … More 1.5 Things About Recovery that are Dead Wrong
Hitting “Rock Bottom” may end up being the worst thing that could ever happen to you ___ You have lost it all. You are in a crack house, alone. Needles. Hookers. No food. Shit everywhere. Rock bottom will only set us up for more failure, rather than leaving in tact the hope, energy and support … More One of the Worst Myths of Recovery is that You Need to Hit “Rock Bottom” Before You are Ready to Change
Are you creating a life or creating distance from life? ___ Whatever creates distance from living can become an addiction. I have found that even healthy practices can make me feel less real, less alive… Our practice of yoga, exercise, suntanning, shopping, social media, enjoying a social drink or writing this blog can each be … More Addiction and the Urge to Create Distance
For article, “I’m 78 Years Old and I’m Just Beginning to See Things Clearly,” 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 … More Getting Older is a Gift to Your Recovery
Sometimes we feel unable to do something, anything. We can’t breathe, we genuinely don’t know, we cannot take even one step, we are not ready to accept. And sometimes, saying we are unable can be a defense. Feeling temporarily unable protects us until we are physically and emotionally safe. But feeling that we are permanently … More Are You Unable or Unwilling? Knowing the Difference will Change Your Life
Stop trying to find yourself. Instead, ask yourself what makes you feel alive? ___ “Without work we will not eat, but without purpose we will not live.“ Almost every day, I meet people who feel as though they have lost themselves. They look in the mirror but who they see is a stranger. They ask, … More Recovery is Not About Drugs or Depression. It is About What Makes You Feel Alive.