How to Forgive Someone with Addiction

How to Forgive Someone with Addiction

Forgiveness can be hard to do when you have so much anger inside of you. When you know someone struggling with addiction, all you can think about when you look at that person is all the hurt they caused you. Practicing forgiveness is an important step in maintaining a relationship with a recovering addict to…

How Can Decluttering Help Me in Recovery?

How Can Decluttering Help Me in Recovery?

A popular wellness trend is decluttering, clearing away the chaos and confusion in our physical spaces, in our lives, and in our minds. When we declutter, we take mindful steps to simplify both our surroundings and our internal environment. We look at what elements are holding us back, in our daily lives, in our homes,…

Why Do We Resist Getting Help?

Why Do We Resist Getting Help?

When we’re struggling with addiction, the logical thing would be to want to get help for the illness that is destroying our lives. When we have a broken bone or any other medical issue, we get help. Why do we so often resist getting the help we need to kick our addictions? What is it…

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…

How Can I Make Reintegration Easier on Myself?

How Can I Make Reintegration Easier on Myself?

When working through the reintegration process, we’ll want to treat ourselves with as much patience, compassion and understanding as we possibly can. We’re dealing with new forms of stress that we’ve never experienced before. We’re approaching our old lives with huge changes in our consciousness and our awareness. We’re thinking and feeling things we never…

The Highs and Lows of Addiction

The Highs and Lows of Addiction

Addiction is known for causing us to experience drastic highs and lows, and understanding them can help us have a clearer understanding of our experience. When we become addicted to a substance or behavior, what we often are most dependent upon is that feeling of being high that feels so much better than the pain…

How Can We Stop Enabling Addiction in Our Relationships?

How Can We Stop Enabling Addiction in Our Relationships?

Because so many of us struggling with addiction are in relationships with other addicts, a very common relationship theme that coincides with addiction is enabling. We enable each other’s unhealthy habits, emotional and behavioral patterns, and addictive cycles. We encourage each other to use. We exacerbate each other’s self-destructiveness. We compound each other’s self-sabotage. Enabling…

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…