How to Rescue Valentines Day from Perfectionism and Guilt?

7  Dumb-ass reasons why Valentines Day makes me say “Thank You” ___ “Well, here comes another Valentine’s Day, the most perplexing..I don’t know what it is exactly. Is it a national holiday? Nope. It’s a “put pressure on your relationship” day.” Joe Doe I am not a romantic person and I am not a fan of … More How to Rescue Valentines Day from Perfectionism and Guilt?

Addiction and the Urge to Create Distance

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

How Not to be a Grump in Your Recovery

The 4 relationship stances and how to change a negative view towards life and other people ___ You have a natural stance that you take towards your relationships and towards yourself. When you are in recovery, relationships are more important than ever. It doesn’t matter whether you are recovering from addiction or from mental illness. … More How Not to be a Grump in Your Recovery

Recovery is Hard but Being a Stubborn Jackass is Optional

For article on how to avoid being a stubborn jackass in recovery, 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 Recovery is Hard but Being a Stubborn Jackass is Optional

How Not to be a Stubborn Jackass in Your Recovery

Recovery is hard but being a stubborn jackass is optional. ___ Warning: This post is hard stuff. Relationships are not part of your recovery, they are your recovery. Recently I wrote in my journal these powerful and inspiring words: Relationships are my recovery. The quality and depth of my relationships says a great deal about … More How Not to be a Stubborn Jackass in Your Recovery