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
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.
Feeling that you are unworthy can undermine your happiness ___ Do you deserve effort, attention, or respect from the people in your life (including yourself)? Think about that question for a moment: Do you deserve effort, attention, or respect from the people in your life (including yourself)? Your mind is a comparison machine. It will … More Are You Plagued With Feelings of Insecurity?
Recovery can give you new music, but first you have to embrace your silence. ___ He was a huge help. His uniform said “Security,” but he was more like a human GPS. I was late for an appointment, sweaty and in a bit of a panic. I walked up to his building and before I could even … More What Tinnitus is Teaching me About Recovery