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…

Becoming Our Highest Selves

Becoming Our Highest Selves

There comes a point in many of our lives when we realize how much we’ve been holding ourselves back. We’ve allowed relationships to control us. We’ve let our limiting beliefs dictate the action we took, or didn’t take, in our lives. We didn’t make the changes we knew we needed to make to be healthy…

Transcending Our Limitations

Transcending Our Limitations

We grow up with all kinds of limitations, from our families and the ways they raised us, from our societies and communities, and perhaps most importantly, from our own fears and limiting beliefs. Our limitations can make us feel stifled, constrained, pressured, controlled and forced. They can come in various forms: our family trying to…

Threats to our Serenity

Threats to our Serenity

When we are living with addiction, we are often consumed with inner turmoil, conflict in our relationships and in our daily lives, and a lack of peace and tranquility within ourselves. We haven’t learned how to foster emotional balance, groundedness and centeredness for ourselves. We are susceptible to emotional imbalance and can easily be thrown…

Embracing Our Imperfections

Embracing Our Imperfections

Many of us are conditioned culturally to believe in the myth of perfection. We think being perfect is something we can actually achieve, so we strive endlessly to attain this notion of perfection. We alter our bodies, our feelings and our personalities. We never feel as though we’re good enough or that we measure up…

How is Solitude Good for Us?

How is Solitude Good for Us?

Living with addiction and mental health issues can cause us to isolate ourselves, out of fear, shame and embarrassment. Self-isolation can be especially harmful to our health and can cause our conditions to worsen. Solitude, on the other hand, can be powerfully beneficial to our healing and recovery. What is the difference between solitude and…