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

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

When Your Mind is a War-Zone, You Become the Casualty

3 Ways that mindfulness can support your recovery from addiction and mental illness ___ Mindfulness. What comes to mind when you read the word mindfulness? For me, mindfulness brings up images of being on a sunny beach, a few puffy clouds in the sky, drenched in sun and sitting on a sandy beach. Maybe that’s … More When Your Mind is a War-Zone, You Become the Casualty