In my opinion there are two types of people in recovery, the first is an addict in active recovery. This group is actively working towards a better life for themselves; they could be working a 12-step program, with a therapist or both. I grew up in a house with two people in recovery, my mother…Read more »
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 »
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 »
The Jonah complex simply put is the fear of our own greatness.
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 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 »
I am grateful for each and every hard moment, because without them recovery and healing is not possible.