“Even when we cannot describe what we want right now, we still value something… Everyone values something, and what is valued can be observed in what people do with their feet-where do they get up and go to?” Patricia A. Bach PhD & Daniel J. Moran PhD* I am in recovery from investing too much time … More What to do When You Are Having a Rear-View-Mirror Day
Recently, I was counselling a mother of two whose 16 year old son is using substances and currently not living at home. She talked about her own personal experience with trauma and abuse and how she went through her own substance use in her late adolescence. She looked at me and said, “I have learned … More Everything in Your Life is “D.E.A.L.Able”
Every day I live with a ringing doorbell in my brain. 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. No vacation, no raise in my pay check, and no amount of alcohol will take the ringing away. My doctors call it Tinnitus. I call it a pain in the neck, a pain in the ass, … More Your Mind Will Give You Many Reasons You Can’t Do It. So What?
The life you have, the day in front of you. That is your recovery. Have at ‘er. ___ Most days, I get it wrong. No, I’m not being hard on myself. Just honest. And you guessed it, you are wrong a lot too. No biggie. Welcome to the HR: Human Race. Recovery is not about … More 1.5 Things About Recovery that are Dead Wrong
Stop trying to find yourself. Instead, ask yourself what makes you feel alive? ___ “Without work we will not eat, but without purpose we will not live.“ Almost every day, I meet people who feel as though they have lost themselves. They look in the mirror but who they see is a stranger. They ask, … More Recovery is Not About Drugs or Depression. It is About What Makes You Feel Alive.
“Ask Yourself: How alive are you willing to be? Quiet the voices in your head, whether they be from parents, teachers, or the culture around you. Then sit down and and write a crappy first draft.” Regina Brett, “God Never Blinks.” This quote relates to you whether or not you are a writer. Recovery means … More How Alive Are You Willing to Be?
For article on how you become your diagnosis and it will become you, 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 How You Describe Your Mental Health Will Frame How You Experience It
A diagnosis does not have to be the end, it can be a new beginning. ___ I live with depression, but my diagnosis is not who I am. You and I are much greater than any illness or diagnosis that we may have received. “Diagnosis.” It’s just one word, but it is powerful. Getting a … More Become Your Diagnosis and Your Diagnosis Will Become You
Being a rational man can make you a lonely man and it can be bad for your health ___ Don’t get me wrong. Being rational is a good thing. Really. It’s just that being too rational can also make you really stupid. I suppose it’s not a good idea to begin any piece of writing … More The Risks of Being a Rational, Sensible and Distant Man
Waking up can be the most important thing we do each day. ___ I went for a walk this week and took a shot of the sunrise. It felt like the entire sky was a canopy, a tent. Almost could reach up and touch it. It is good to be awake. I hope that you are … More Are You Awake?