Debilitating Fear of the Future

Debilitating Fear of the Future

Of all the things we tend to be anxious about, our fear of the future might be one of the most common and also among the most debilitating. To have some anxiety about the uncertainty of the future is normal. We question the unknown. The unpredictable can be scary. Many of us take comfort in…

A Healthy Ego

A Healthy Ego

An unhealthy ego is at the root of many of our emotional challenges, including our addictions and mental health issues. When our ego, or sense of self, is wounded from trauma, we often struggle to understand our feelings or manage them in healthy ways. We create a poor self-image for ourselves, and our self-perception is…

What Does Your Best Life Look Like?

What Does Your Best Life Look Like?

When we’re recovering from our addictions and mental health issues, it can really help to start visualizing the lives we want for ourselves, to help us work to manifest them. Very often we get caught up dwelling on our painful pasts, or on our current difficult circumstances. We tend to think negatively, complain and be…

Isolation and Addiction

Isolation and Addiction

Addiction is one of the most loneliest diseases that any human can face. The shame and the fear of letting anyone in will close you off from everyone while you are under the influence. By confronting your addiction head on, you will be able to maintain your close personal friendships again. There are many reasons…

Questioning Our Place in the World

Questioning Our Place in the World

Struggling with addiction and mental health issues can make us question everything about ourselves – who we are, what our purpose is, what our place in this world is. When we don’t feel connected to ourselves, when we don’t know who we are, our self-doubt, insecurity and misguidedness can contribute to our addictions. Our lack…

Prioritizing Ourselves and Our Well-Being

Prioritizing Ourselves and Our Well-Being

When living with addiction and mental health issues, our own personal well-being can take a back burner to everything else in our lives. We allow our responsibilities and obligations to family, friends and work take precedent over our own self-care. We allow our addictions to become our number one priority. We neglect our spiritual practice.…

Making Peace with Our Demons

Making Peace with Our Demons

Our inner demons are the thoughts and feelings that we feel haunted by, the stressors and triggers that bother us the most. We can feel like our minds are controlled by them. We feel haunted, overpowered, even psychologically tortured by them. Our demons are our insecurities, our complexes, our obsessions. We develop anxiety disorders and…

Having Faith in Our Recovery

Having Faith in Our Recovery

Many of us living with addiction have reason to be skeptical about our chances for recovery. We’ve already relapsed, or we’ve seen other people succeed while in treatment only to fail shortly thereafter. We don’t know anyone who has successfully managed to kick their addictions. Everyone we know is struggling with addiction, and we don’t…