So you are living with, related to, or connected to an addict in some way that your life is impacted. What does impacted mean? It could mean that you were left stranded in a distant town, waiting on the addict to come get you, deep down knowing they never would. It could mean, you stay…Read more »
297 is the number of possible diagnosis in the DSM 5; (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) “The psychiatric bible”. (Rosenberg, 2017) If you don’t have a copy of that on hand and you use Wikipedia then they have 186 different possible diagnoses. So many diagnosis have overlapping symptoms, meaning that going down that rabbit hole to…Read more »
I am grateful for my clients always, I am honoured when they allow me to share their words with you. Following is an unedited full version of a reference I received my a person I am working with. You can also check out his full story here the article starts on page 24. I share…Read more »
For most of my life, I have chased ghosts; or allowed them to chase me. What are these ghosts? These ghost are comprised of people from my past, my dad, my step dad, mother, teachers, ministers, friends, and any other figure that may have entered my life with whom I shared some sort of bond…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 »
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.
Our love of self, is it to much ego or is it that we do not understand what it truly means? This is part of my journey into recovery.
I have taken a lot of time away from this blog; I had the greatest intention of writing all the time and not missing a month. But, that was last August and now here we are a year later. Even though I thought about writing all the time, something kept me from actually sitting down…Read more »