How Can Staying Active Help Me in My Recovery?

How Can Staying Active Help Me in My Recovery?

The recovery process can be a complicated one with multiple different challenging emotions. We can experience depression, anxiety, deep sadness, fear, stress and overwhelm as we’re recovering. We’re tempted to think that all the hard work is done once we complete treatment or get through withdrawal, but in reality, our work is just beginning. We…

Regaining our Power

Regaining our Power

As we move through our recovery, there are various processes we have to go through in order to feel totally healed. Even if we’re able to abstain from our addictive substances and behaviors for a time, we don’t feel fully recovered if we still feel like they hold power over us. One of the first…

Self-Reflection for Healing

Self-Reflection for Healing

Moving through addiction forces us to look deep within ourselves, to the truth of who we are. It requires that we take time to be alone with our thoughts without the numbing, distracting and self-medicating of addiction. We’re no longer zoned out, escaping and avoiding our pain. We’re forced to face our deepest fears and…

Recreating Our Lives

Recreating Our Lives

Addiction is so destructive that it can totally transform our lives, sometimes in devastating ways. It changes our relationships, ending some of them altogether. It completely changes our relationship with ourselves, our self-perception, and how we deal with ourselves. When we’re coming out on the other side of addiction, it’s natural to want to recreate…

Finding our Joy

Finding our Joy

When we’ve spent years of our lives grappling with addiction, we can lose our connection to our inner selves and to our joy. Many of us struggle with mental health issues such as depression and anxiety which cause us to live in fear and sadness, further disconnecting us from our true selves. We feel lost…

Living From a Place of Serenity

Living From a Place of Serenity

Living with addictions often means we’ve become accustomed to living with inner turmoil, serious conflict in our relationships, and very difficult life circumstances. Feeling calm and at peace can feel distant and impossible, but we can make the choice to prioritize serenity in every moment. We have more control over our thoughts and emotions than…

Geriatric Depression

Geriatric Depression

We may just viewed people who are depressed as young people who are dealing with the stresses of school or finding a job or supporting their family. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than two million people ages 65 and older have some form of depression. It is important that depression is…