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…

Learning Important Life Skills for Recovery

Learning Important Life Skills for Recovery

An important element of our recovery work is learning like skills that will serve us in our healing. Once we’ve completed treatment, we will inevitably face challenges upon reintegrating back into our regular lives. We might feel stressed out, worried, anxious and depressed. We’ve been unearthing deep traumas, uncovering complicated life issues, and facing unresolved…

Having Patience with the Healing Process

Having Patience with the Healing Process

Many of us living with addiction have been struggling for many years, sometimes for most of our lives. We know how exhausting, overwhelming and draining addiction can be. It depletes us of our energy and hope. It’s debilitating. Often when we make the decision to get help, we’re in a place of total frustration. We…

How Can We Heal Our Self-Destructiveness?

How Can We Heal Our Self-Destructiveness?

Learning how to live in recovery, how to abstain from our addictive substances and behaviors, has a lot to do with healing our self-destructiveness. If we aren’t able to shed our instincts towards self-destruction, we might always be driven back to the addictions that we used as a form of escape from our pain. How…