ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is one of the numerous psychiatric disorders I have encountered. Through these encounters I have seen the impact that this disorder has on someone’s mental well being and those around them. Managing ADHD is hard enough on its own and throwing recovery into the mix can be a lot to handle. … More Managing ADHD in Recovery
Have you heard the statistic that women speak 20,000 words each day, and men speak about 10,000 words? Whether you have heard someone say this or not, it’s bunk. A myth. Statements like this only serve to perpetuate myths about gender differences. Maybe you are telling yourself, “If thoughts were worth money, I’d be rich!” … More Your Words are Not Your World
Point blank — relationships are complicated. When they go south, they can sometimes be a blame game, and it’s all too easy point fingers at our partner when you-know-what hits the fan. But can we blame mental illness on our partner? While relationships can be amazing, enriching experiences, they do have the potential to be … More Can A Relationship Make You Mentally Ill?
“In the beginners’ mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.” S. Suzuki Recovery is beginning. Again. Again. Again. Again. Again. In our world, if you repeat yourself, people think you are strange. Repeat yourself. Beginning again, repeating something, feels foolish. People look at you funny when you need to … More Recovery and How Each Day is a New Beginning
“We are children of the scar.” Switchoot Recovery is a scar. It is from our scars. And it is about how we try to cover, deny and fight our scars. And it is hard… recovery creates it’s own type of scars. Seeing inside can transfix. But it can be the fix that we need to … More We are Children of the Scar
This is it. The moment is here. Right now, there you have it. What are we talking about? This moment… right now. It’s probably not what you thought it would be. Your anxiety told you “it” would suck. And your memory told you that you would probably screw “it” up. Bet you didn’t…. and bet … More Are You Kidding??? This is It? Right Now Sucks!
The life you have, the day in front of you. That is your recovery. Have at ‘er. ___ Most days, I get it wrong. No, I’m not being hard on myself. Just honest. And you guessed it, you are wrong a lot too. No biggie. Welcome to the HR: Human Race. Recovery is not about … More 1.5 Things About Recovery that are Dead Wrong