Rebuilding Our Relationships in Recovery

Rebuilding Our Relationships in Recovery

One of the many advantages of being in recovery is getting to rebuild the relationships that were damaged, broken or estranged as a result of our addictions. When we’re struggling with our addictions, we can be extremely self-destructive and consumed with anger, both of which can make us take our pain out on the people…

How Do I Face My Fears of Recovery?

How Do I Face My Fears of Recovery?

Facing our fears is something we must learn to do if we want to stop our addictions from controlling our lives and directing our choices and behaviors. Fear plays a major role in our addictions, because we are often running from our fears when we turn to our addictions, in an attempt not to feel…

Coping with Grief at Thanksgiving

Coping with Grief at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is known as a time for celebrating not only gratitude but also our special bonds with family and friends. Many of us are grieving losses, and because the holidays are associated with spending quality time with loved ones, we can feel the pain of our grief that much more acutely this time of year.…

How Can I Develop Emotional Resilience?

How Can I Develop Emotional Resilience?

Developing emotional resilience requires that we change our perspective – on ourselves, on our addictions, on life in general. Many of us have been conditioned to strive for perfection, and we’re taught that anything less than perfect is wrong and unlovable. We think of our challenges as burdens, and we run from difficulty. This mentality…