Self-Oppression

Self-Oppression

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: February 27, 2019 Updated: March 12, 2021 When we think of oppression, we usually associate it with political and economic subjugation in our societies. What can be just as harmful, however, are the many ways in which we oppress ourselves. Self-oppression keeps us trapped and locked into lives full of pain.…

Self-Love and Recovery

Self-Love and Recovery

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: February 26, 2019 Updated: March 12, 2021 The more work we do in our recovery, the more we learn that our emotional issues are at the root of our addictive patterns, and if we’re to heal from our addictions, we need to heal from these issues in our lives. One of…

Becoming Our Highest Selves

Becoming Our Highest Selves

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: January 16, 2019 Updated: March 12, 2021 There comes a point in many of our lives when we realize how much we’ve been holding ourselves back. We’ve allowed relationships to control us. We’ve let our limiting beliefs dictate the action we took, or didn’t take, in our lives. We didn’t make…

Embracing Our Imperfections

Embracing Our Imperfections

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: January 9, 2019 Updated: March 12, 2021 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…

How Can I Learn Unconditional Self-Love?

How Can I Learn Unconditional Self-Love?

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: December 20, 2018 Updated: March 12, 2021 Many of us are taught at a young age that certain parts of us, certain behaviors and certain feelings are acceptable, and others aren’t. We grow up learning to reject these “unacceptable” things – the things that we feel ashamed of, the parts of…