We Are NOT Anonymous

I realized late in my own recovery (7 years) there was a strong difference between anonymity and anonymous.  Anonymity is a choice made by the individual, anonymous can be a feeling and very possibly detrimental to recovery.   There is so much stigma attached to addiction, the idea of telling people “I am a recovering…Read more »

Behavioural Addictions! Please, Stop thinking they’re not real!

I have my own definition for addiction, the reason I use my own variation is I feel the DSM (Diagnostic Statistical Manual for Psychology) misses the mark since it is built solely on criteria and except for gambling only classifies substances as addiction. Most other publications also miss the definition mark; to show this I…Read more »

The Psychopath or Toxic Persons Fan Club! Are you a Member?

    No matter how much they abuse their partners, toxic people will always have a loyal following of fans clapping for everything they do. These people are blinded by shallow flattery that the manipulator uses to control them. This fan club changes often, as none of their friendships are deep or meaningful in any…Read more »

The Healing Power of Hypnosis

  For as long as people have been sick the medical profession in some cases has been at a loss to explain why. A pain that they have with no evidence of why or an illness that they have diagnoses for, but still don’t understand it or where it came from (think fibromyalgia). Environmental sensitivities…Read more »

You Can’t Have Recovery, Without Relapse!

I know, that’s a really bold statement! I also know that as little as 2 weeks ago I would have said the exact opposite. I am one of those blessed people who entered a twelve-step program and never returned to the addiction portion of the emotional illness. So, I would have said; “recovery was totally possible…Read more »

Healing the Broken Heart

When you think of emotional pain, what is at the root cause of it? I can only think of two things beyond the realm of disorders. The two things that I came up with were relationships or traumatic experiences. Both of these together or apart have the ability to send someone into a tailspin. In…Read more »

Happy New Year 2017

Happy New Year Everyone,   There have and continue to be many lessons from 2016 that will resonate with me for years to come. I hope over the year I can share some of them however right now I want to focus on “New Year”…   So this is a new year! But, really what…Read more »