Guest post by Claire Godden ___ While alcohol and drugs may provide a temporary reprieve from symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), the combination only serves to worsen the condition over time. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear” – Mark Twain Seeking early treatment for OCD is extremely important … More Guest Post: OCD and Addiction
Are you comfortable in your own skin or do you feel more like a circus monkey? _____ Guest Post by Ryan Hall “I’m the dude, playin’ the dude, disguised as another dude!” – Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr.) – Tropic Thunder (I mean, did I even have to identify THAT movie?) I’m tired. Physically, mentally, … More 4 Practices that Will Unhook You From the Anxiety Trap
Learning to accept my un-balanced self, un-wholeness, and un-togetherness was one of the best things that I have ever done. for more about how “Trying to Get Your Life Together Will Just Make You More Stuck”, click on photo. Photo by Llima Orosa
Your “Butts” are your minds way of taking the easy way out ___ You have one life to live. How much of your life do you spend thinking about your “Butts?” .1 Butt I’m broken. Realize that you are stuck, not broken. .2 Butt my mind is so hard on me. Your mind will criticize … More The 7 “Butts” that Will Rob You of Your Well-Being
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?
Why learning to accept my un-balanced self, un-wholeness, and un-togetherness was one of the best things that I have ever done. ___ What’s it like to be okay with who you are? It’s taken me a long time, but I am okay that my life is not together, it’s not balanced, it’s not whole, and … More Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Trying to Get Your Life Together will Just Make You More Stuck
For article, “4 Ways that Depression has Changed My Life” click on photo. I write articles that talk about the kind of changes I am trying to make in my own life. I hope that my writing also helps you. My topics include addiction and mental health recovery, relationships, and personal growth. I work as … More This is Why I No Longer Read Self Help Books