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?

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

Hate or Hurt?

“I hate my parents.” I work with families and teenagers in recovery. I often hear these words or words like them, uttered with bitterness. Sometimes accompanied by tears and distant stares. The words may be directed towards parents or family, ex-lovers, friends… or even drugs. At first, the words are spoken, jabbed like verbal daggers. … More Hate or Hurt?

Depression and How You Can Get the Monkey off of Your Back

For article on how Depression is Like a Monkey in Your Mind, 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 … More Depression and How You Can Get the Monkey off of Your Back