“Who cares when someone’s time runs out? If a moment is all we are We’re quicker, quicker Who cares if one more light goes out? Well I do” Linkin Park “Depression is living a frozen life. Stuck inside of our darkest moments. Unable to move. Excruciating dark attention.” For the rest of the article, “If … More Depression is Living a Frozen Life
“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
What might have been and what has been Point to one end, which is always present. Footfalls echo in the memory Down the passage which we did not take Towards the door we never opened. T. S. Eliot, “Burn Norton” Does slowing down make you feel anxious? You are not alone. Read the article, “If … More The Courage to Notice Your Self
The moment I saw myself, I would not trade that for anything ___ “Think about New Year’s resolutions. Anecdotally it’s safe to say that a significant majority of those desired behavioral shifts fall by the wayside fairly quickly. The gyms are full in January; February, not so much. One missing ingredient is self-observation. For illustrative … More If You Slow Down for a Moment, What Are You Afraid to See?
Recently, I was counselling a mother of two whose 16 year old son is using substances and currently not living at home. She talked about her own personal experience with trauma and abuse and how she went through her own substance use in her late adolescence. She looked at me and said, “I have learned … More Everything in Your Life is “D.E.A.L.Able”
Think you have no choice? Think again. ___ Bad marriage? Bad habits? Bad hair? Or your life is just Badd. Whatever you are facing, you can learn to be badder. You have more choices at your disposal than you imagine. Too many choices can be overwhelming. But not enough choice can make you feel trapped. … More Bad Marriage, Bad Habits or Bad Hair… You Have More Choices Than You Imagine!
For article on Addiction and the Myth that You Have No Choice, 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 latest … More The Four Choices that Will Change Your Life
Guest post by Rick Fortier. Previously published by R. Fortier. ◊♦◊ Welcome to the reality show, “This, Is Your Recovery!” There will be drama, a roller coaster of emotions, and almost certainly a cliffhanger for the next episode. It will never be boring. There is no other show like it. If you’re thinking about playing, … More The Reality Show of Recovery
There are common myths about addiction that can be confusing and even destructive. One of the myths is that addiction is a brain disease that leaves you with little choice. In any addiction, any obsessive behavior and your most difficult habits you have at least four choices that you can make (I credit Russ Harris, … More Addiction and The Myth that You Have No Choice
Some things just aren’t worth your time? ___ Each day means a new 24 hours. Each day means everything is possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment. You take it all one day at a time. “Day” from Marie Lu’s novel, “Legend.” ◊♦◊ Today. Today is new. Today is THE … More How to Have the Time of Your Life in Recovery