You can’t get too far in this life without a few scars. Fingers, knees, elbows carry the leftover memories of childhood decisions… and for some of us our faces bear the scars of adolescence. For Harry Potter, his scar is difficult to hide. Every time he looked in the mirror, his scar was a constant … More Harry Potter: The Scar That Burns all The Way to the Light
“I find myself at times reacting to unseen threats… afraid of hurt, of wound. But now I know that I have love as my companion.” For the rest of the article, ” Love Will Change Your Relationship With Fear,” click on the photo. Photo by Ian Chen on Unsplash
One of the greatest challenges to recovery is invisible. How we talk about the problem of addiction impacts all of us. It creates stigma and a belief that a person will never overcome their behavior. For the rest of the article, “4 Things About Addiction and Recovery that You May Not Know” click on the … More Why The Greatest Challenge to Your Recovery May be Invisible
Paranoia. Do. You. Know. What. It. Feels. Like? ___ No matter our experience, each of us has an issue, a feeling, a situation, a desire for… Something. That. We. Wish. We. Could. Change. And when we are alone, we feel as if that is all that we have left. To understand one man’s paranoia, watch … More Inside One Man’s Paranoia
It is rare today that we do not hear an opioid-related story in the media. The media attention has brought opioid abuse and drug treatment directly into political and public awareness. Some of this attention is much needed, but with all of the attention, the myths have also grown. These myths matter because myths perpetuate … More 4 Things About Addiction and Recovery That You May Not Know
For article, “The Story of Your Recovery is Told Through Your Relationships,” click on photo.
Toxic hope is “good at being good.” Empowering hope is not good nor bad, it is how we live through what feels like the mud and guts of our reality. To learn more about how empowering hope can make your load a little lighter, click on photo.
“The story of our recovery is the story of our relationships.” Relationships are the place where we will experience our greatest heights. And our lowest depths. But without at least a few close relationships, we cannot become all of who we can be. Conflict in our relationships is stressful and disruptive. We often think that … More The Story of Your Recovery is Told Through Your Relationships
Last week, I read a humorous article about how someone hired a “Human Uber” to go to work for him. And then he wrote about it. Human Uber means that you hire someone else to step in for you and they wear a helmet with an iPad screen on the front so that your face … More Can You Uber Your Recovery?
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