How Does Neglecting Our Spirits Affect Us?

How Does Neglecting Our Spirits Affect Us?

When we are embroiled in the turmoil and pain of addiction, there are multiple things going on at the same time, all of which are affecting us on a very deep level. We’re inundating our bodies with toxic substances. We’re engaging in harmful behaviors and risky, dangerous activities. We’re thinking self-deprecating and self-harming thoughts, perpetuating…

Shedding Self-Sabotage

Shedding Self-Sabotage

The emotional work of recovery entails examining all of our patterns, the patterns of our thoughts, feelings and behaviors, to look at where we’re subconsciously self-sabotaging and derailing our lives with self-destruction. Self-sabotage looks different for everyone. Some of our addictions are in plain view – we drink way too much and become belligerent. For…

The Energy of Recovery

The Energy of Recovery

When we are working to bring about change in our lives, the work we do is only as effective as the energy behind it. Our energy has to propel our work forward not hinder it and limit it. When it comes to our recovery from addictions and mental health issues, oftentimes our energy is full…

Having Faith in Our Recovery

Having Faith in Our Recovery

Many of us living with addiction have reason to be skeptical about our chances for recovery. We’ve already relapsed, or we’ve seen other people succeed while in treatment only to fail shortly thereafter. We don’t know anyone who has successfully managed to kick their addictions. Everyone we know is struggling with addiction, and we don’t…