Myth #4: Mental health is for people in a hospital or in need of serious help For the rest of the article, “The 6 Myths that can Rob Us of Our Mental Health,” click on photo. Keep it Real Photo by Andrew Officer
Stigma lives within all of us Whether it is over use of alcohol or drugs, or mental illness, stigma will impact a person’s well being, quality of life and can lengthen their recovery time. Addiction is one of the most stigmatized health conditions that a person can experience. Whether it is over use of alcohol … More Addiction Stigma is Like Cancer to Our Recovery
For anything to truly to be finished, it takes compassion. We can go through our tasks, our ‘to do’ list without thinking much or without connecting with ourselves. The ‘to do’s are important, but they can easily become disconnected because we are so easily disconnected. I try to manage my time, but more often my … More Your “To Do” List May Never Be Completed… But It Doesn’t Have to Be.
Two quotes today to remind each of us that we can only, truly live our lives right now… In the present. Recovery is one day at a time. Ironically, life is also, one day at a time. “For all of the sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: ‘It might have been!’ … More What are the Saddest Words You Can Say?
Explicit warning “Heroin… it’s not a drug you take to make your life better, which is what I’m looking for, it’s a drug that empties you out of one life and pours you wholesale into another one completely where it’s all very fucking wonderful but the drug is the only way into it and the … More What Began as a Solution can Quickly Become the Problem
“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing.” Anne Dillard Photo by Yeshi Kangrang on Unsplash
Accepting what we can change is self-care. It is doing what we can to improve ourselves, our life, our work just a little bit each day. It is the ugly-hard-uncomfortable stuff. It is learning that no matter how old, stubborn, inflexible, proud or independent we may be, we can do something. And then we do … More Acceptance is Self-Care
It’s true: Taking little risks, every day, will help you to feel more alive. We cannot control happiness, but when we can live more by our values, we will feel more alive. So will coffee, being outside in sub-zero weather, seeing the latest Star Wars movie, or having a near-death experience, buying a new house … More Taking Little Risks Every Day Will Help You to Feel More Alive
Click on the photo for the rest of the article, “I Want to Fall Apart… But Maybe Not Until Next Week Tuesday.” Keep it Real Photo by Ali Yahya on Unsplash
“Pay attention!” If we don’t pay our taxes, what happens? The government gets our attention, and then it will demand our interest. In the same way, if we don’t take a moment and pay attention, what happens? One way or another, life will do something to get our attention. And then life will also demand … More Either Choose to Pay Attention or Life Will Demand it… with Interest