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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
So it is one year later, from my lowest point and my point where I did not see much in the way of hope. What an anniversary to remember, right? One year has brought a fair bit of recovery with the PTSD and Depression. This recovery is not because it just miraculously got better or…Read more »