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

10 Common Thought Distortions and How to Learn to Change Your Mind

Changing your mind happens one thought at a time ___ Your thoughts. In recovery they are your friends. But some days… well, your thoughts can become an intimate enemy. Thoughts can get us into trouble when they become rigid patterns, or when we stop thinking about our thoughts and just react. In recovery thoughts are … More 10 Common Thought Distortions and How to Learn to Change Your Mind