How Can We Escape the Cycle of Addiction?

How Can We Escape the Cycle of Addiction?

Those of us living with addiction know just how painful and overpowering addiction can be. We get caught in cycles of using, desperately wanting to quit, feeling remorseful and depressed about our substance use and our inability to stop, quitting for awhile, and then falling right back into using again. This cycle can repeat itself…

How Can I Use Mindfulness to Work with my Sadness?

How Can I Use Mindfulness to Work with my Sadness?

Sadness is a natural, common human emotion, and those of us living with addiction and mental health issues are no strangers to it. We experience sadness from the pain of our traumatic experiences, from our relationships, from the losses we’ve sustained. Learning to work with our sadness consciously and mindfully enables us to move through…

Falling Asleep Using Mindfulness

Falling Asleep Using Mindfulness

It can be hard to fall asleep when you have so much on your mind. You are distracted by all of these thoughts running in your head that you forget to breathe, your body seizes up, and your breathing and heart rate quicken. By using mindfulness, you will be aware of your body and will…