Having hope can empower you, but there are times when hope can be toxic. To learn more about toxic and empowering hope, click on photo Photo by Matt Anderson Advertisements
It’s there, right beneath the surface. For me. For you. Stress. It’s not just in your head. It’s in your body, in your soul, in your relationships, in your work, and it is in your recovery… “Modern life exposes us to mild-to-moderate, but chronic, stress constantly — multitasking, juggling too many things, moving too quickly, … More Stress and Your Recovery
All across our country, families, partners, sons and daughters and friends are heartbroken. People who use substances or alcohol at times can be distant, self-destructive and may create chaos that can be nearly impossible to resist. At times the substance use can fuel destructive conflict and even violence. Empowering hope accepts our genuine effort and … More When is it Toxic to Hold Out Hope for Change?
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For article, “The 10 Commandments of an Emotionally Healthy Recovery,” click on photo.
Making friends with your pain, your anger is not easy. But when you allow yourself to feel, to have your pain or anger or anxiety you can stop fighting. You save your energy so you can invest it in living. It’s difficult. I know. I am facing some uncomfortable emotions and pain that is honestly … More Can You Make Friends With Your Anger?
Fight, flee or freeze? Survival depends on making the right choice. Sometimes our minds get it wrong and our fight ends up locking us into behaviors that fight against us. Fighting for freedom can sometimes become a fight with freedom. I have learned that as I dropped the gloves, I won my life back. The … More The More You Fight, The More The Fight Will Fight With You