Filling Our Emptiness

Filling Our Emptiness

We use our addictions in different ways in our lives, one of the most common being that we’re attempting to fill the emptiness we feel within us. We use drugs, alcohol, sex, relationships, gambling, and any substance or behavior that makes us feel good, to compensate for the voids we feel in our lives and…

If You Think You’re a Burden

If You Think You’re a Burden

If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, PLEASE call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). When we’re depressed and living with addiction, we can feel overwhelmed with how bad we feel about ourselves. We feel inadequate, unlovable, unworthy and ashamed. We feel as though we can do no good. We worry we’re doomed…

An Approach to Suicidal Thoughts

An Approach to Suicidal Thoughts

If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, PLEASE call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). When we’re struggling with suicidal thoughts, we’re overcome with an intense need for relief from our emotional pain. We’re often depressed and battling other mental health issues, and often addiction as well. We become convinced that the thoughts…

Depression in Men

Depression in Men

Many men are afraid to let people know about their depression because men are expected to be tough with their feelings. According to Health.com, over five million men suffer with depression in the United States. It is important for men to have the courage to admit that they have depression so that they can do…

Alcohol’s Effect on Memory

Alcohol’s Effect on Memory

You may have seen it before in movies and television shows the plot where someone drinks way too much alcohol where they do and say a bunch of crazy things and not remember the next day. The same is true in real life where alcohol can affect the memories of those who drink too much.…

The Ego, the Root Chakra and Addiction

The Ego, the Root Chakra and Addiction

Our ego, or sense of self, often becomes wounded from trauma, and when we haven’t healed from that trauma, we show all kinds of signs of an unhealthy self-image and self-perception. We have deep insecurities. We don’t feel grounded in ourselves or rooted in our purpose. The root chakra governs our feelings of security, stability,…