Love is Supposed to be Unconditional, But You Feel Unsettled by It?

It’s a tough question: “How would you describe your relationship with your parents, growing up?” I have asked many clients this question. And in some of my quieter moments, the question also sits with me. Our relationship with our parents will stay with us John Lennon was wrong: “Love is NOT all you need…”  As … More Love is Supposed to be Unconditional, But You Feel Unsettled by It?

Why The Greatest Challenge to Your Recovery May be Invisible

One of the greatest challenges to recovery is invisible. How we talk about the problem of addiction impacts all of us. It creates stigma and a belief that a person will never overcome their behavior. For the rest of the article, “4 Things About Addiction and Recovery that You May Not Know” click on the … More Why The Greatest Challenge to Your Recovery May be Invisible

4 Things About Addiction and Recovery That You May Not Know

It is rare today that we do not hear an opioid-related story in the media. The media attention has brought opioid abuse and drug treatment directly into political and public awareness. Some of this attention is much needed, but with all of the attention, the myths have also grown. These myths matter because myths perpetuate … More 4 Things About Addiction and Recovery That You May Not Know

What Will You Do Today to Care For Yourself?

“Compassion practice is daring. It involves learning to relax and allow ourselves to move gently toward what scares us.” Pema Chodron Recovery is moving gently towards what scares us. You may not feel particularly courageous today. Sometimes the courageous thing to do is the compassionate thing. In spite of your fear, in spite of how … More What Will You Do Today to Care For Yourself?