Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Trying to Get Your Life Together will Just Make You More Stuck

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

Healing Does Not Mean that the Memories Won’t Come Back

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 Healing Does Not Mean that the Memories Won’t Come Back

Successful Addiction Recovery Begins Before You Feel Ready

​ 3 Reasons why you are ready for the next stage of your recovery… even if you don’t feel like it! ___ Do you remember the day when you passed your drives exam received your license? How did you feel? Excited and probably a little nervous. Finally you can drive on your own. You (finally) … More Successful Addiction Recovery Begins Before You Feel Ready

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