Four things you need to know about your inner Critic ___________ So you are a driven man? Well, honestly I’m surprised that you took time to read this. Most of us, the driven type, don’t have time to read articles that bring attention to who we are or what we do. There I said it… … More I Am a Driven Man, And It’s Killing Me
Three things you need to know about your inner Critic ______ Your inner Critic isn’t your friend… at least, not yet Your inner Critic loves to talk to you about how much you suck. You should have said this, you shouldn’t have said that, you deserve this, you don’t deserve that. And since the Critic … More You Can’t Beat Up Your Inner Critic…
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?
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
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
“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?
Why is it that we become so busy thinking that we forget to breathe? ___ How we are in relationship to our thoughts and emotions can make a huge difference in the quality of our lives and our health, both in the present moment and over time. Jon Kabat-Zinn How good is your mind with … More 7 Ways to Build a New Relationship With Your Thoughts