The More You Fight, The More The Fight Will Fight With You

Fight, flee or freeze? Survival depends on making the right choice. Sometimes our minds get it wrong and our fight ends up locking us into behaviors that fight against us. Fighting for freedom can sometimes become a fight with freedom. I have learned that as I dropped the gloves, I won my life back. The … More The More You Fight, The More The Fight Will Fight With You

Judgment Against Addiction is Alive and Real Today

Substance use disorders are among the most stigmatized conditions in the entire world. Recoveryanswers.org Drug and alcohol abuse are among a list of 18 of the most highly stigmatized social problems or conditions. They rank number one and number four as the most highly stigmatized. The public often may believe that people who are using … More Judgment Against Addiction is Alive and Real Today

Will Accepting Your Addiction or Mental Illness Really Work?

Acceptance helped me to find my way out of depression and find a life that I wanted to live. ___ Diagnosis. Di-A-Gnosis: to know-through The more that you fight-or-resist-or-hate-or-numb-or-push-away your pain, addiction, thoughts or memories the more territory it will occupy. No one wants to be labelled. But if you are in pain, it can … More Will Accepting Your Addiction or Mental Illness Really Work?

One of the Worst Myths of Recovery is that You Need to Hit “Rock Bottom” Before You are Ready to Change

Hitting “Rock Bottom” may end up being the worst thing that could ever happen to you ___ You have lost it all. You are in a crack house, alone. Needles. Hookers. No food. Shit everywhere. Rock bottom will only set us up for more failure, rather than leaving in tact the hope, energy and support … More One of the Worst Myths of Recovery is that You Need to Hit “Rock Bottom” Before You are Ready to Change

Recovery and How to Build a Better Relationship With Joy

For article, “How is Your Relationship With Joy?” 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 and best of … More Recovery and How to Build a Better Relationship With Joy