Will Accepting Your Addiction or Mental Illness Really Work?

Acceptance helped me to find my way out of depression and find a life that I wanted to live. ___ Diagnosis. Di-A-Gnosis: to know-through The more that you fight-or-resist-or-hate-or-numb-or-push-away your pain, addiction, thoughts or memories the more territory it will occupy. No one wants to be labelled. But if you are in pain, it can … More Will Accepting Your Addiction or Mental Illness Really Work?

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Trying to Get Your Life Together will Just Make You More Stuck

Why learning to accept my un-balanced self, un-wholeness, and un-togetherness was one of the best things that I have ever done. ___ What’s it like to be okay with who you are? It’s taken me a long time, but I am okay that my life is not together, it’s not balanced, it’s not whole, and … More Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Trying to Get Your Life Together will Just Make You More Stuck

The Words You Use to Describe Your Life May Be Making You Unhappy

15 Uncommon words that will help you create a richer, fuller experience of your mental health “Words often represent a very partial, and sometimes misleading, account of what we actually feel.” David Wallin   A word is not really just one word. Let’s say that you travel to Hawaii on an 8 hour plane ride … More The Words You Use to Describe Your Life May Be Making You Unhappy

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