In Recovery, What you Want to Stop is Not Really Important

If All that You Do is Stop Drinking, Using, Feeling Depressed or Anxious… You are Not Really in Recovery ___ Recovery is much more than what you want to stop doing, cut back, stay away or abstain from. Abstain from drug use Stay away from alcohol No longer feel sad all of the time Stop … More In Recovery, What you Want to Stop is Not Really Important

Are You Unable or Unwilling? Knowing the Difference will Change Your Life

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

Recovery is Not About Drugs or Depression. It is About What Makes You Feel Alive.

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.

Accepting the Possibility of Rejection will Open You to Deeper Love

For article, “Do You Know How to Let Go of Hard Things Other People Say?” click on the photo. 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 Accepting the Possibility of Rejection will Open You to Deeper Love

Carrying Emotional Hurt Will Create Barriers to Your Recovery

For article, “Do You Know How to Let Go of Hard Things Other People Say?” click on the photo. 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 Carrying Emotional Hurt Will Create Barriers to Your Recovery

Do You Know How To Let Go of Hard Things That Other People Say?

Nine ways to heal your tendency to take words too literally ___ The only way that you will experience love is to risk NOT being loved. To love is to face the possibility of rejection, of scorn, of hurt, of misunderstanding. To be together you have to be willing to be alone. Relationships can be … More Do You Know How To Let Go of Hard Things That Other People Say?

5 Ways to Have a Positive Recovery Mindset in 2017

Working on your mindset IS your recovery. As you think, you will be. ___ There is an automatic assumptions that negative is realistic and positive is unrealistic. Susan Jeffers Negativity. It’s not a fun topic. Negativity is something that a lot of us think about. A negative mindset can shoot holes in your recovery. The … More 5 Ways to Have a Positive Recovery Mindset in 2017