The Underbelly of Being Nice

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Love the article? Share it.. Why do people fight so hard to be sweet, nice, and accommodating, rather than honest, genuine, and authentic? It is a great question. Cultures are set up and rewards are given if you follow the rules: always say yes, agree to everything, be nice, don’t rock the boat, and tell […]

What Our Athletes Can Teach Us About Recovery!

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Love the article? Share it..  Last summer 2016 in particular, we had some pretty spectacular athletic competitions in England, France, and more recently, Rio. Whether you follow cycling, tennis or any of the competitions that took place in Rio, it is hard not to be inspired and learn from some of the stories. Stories and Goals First, […]

How to Get the Best Out of Your 12-Step Meeting!

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Love the article? Share it.. Attending a support group can be a very positive part of your recovery plan, as long as you understand what is healthy and what is dysfunctional. Let’s look at a few qualities of support groups and what happens when things get out of balance… Similarities vs Enmeshment When I join […]

Recovery With a Capital R!

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Love the article? Share it.. Recovery is not something you just fall into because you stopped your addiction. It is imperative that you view Recovery as Active, Alive, Constantly Changing, a Verb…and something you never take for granted. Yes; there are simplistic things you can do (e.g. eat healthy, exercise, attend meetings, avoid triggers, go […]

Reinventing the Concepts of Recovery

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Love the article? Share it.. Wouldn’t it be great if we could wave our magic wand and no one would relapse? Until we understand more about addictions (and we have work to do there), we will have to tackle relapse in other ways. Let’s look at a couple of possible breakdowns that might lead to […]

To Love From Recovery: 5 Tips for Success!

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Love the article? Share it.. We will look to some of our strong recovery tools for answers to having a strong, successful love relationship. Many very wise people have told us “If you can’t love yourself, you can’t love anyone else.” It is important to love yourself in order to have a successful recovery. When […]

6 Tools for Resiliency in Recovery

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Love the article? Share it.. Resiliency and Recovery have a nice ring. The two R’s!  Having a backbone makes this process a lot easier. Resiliency is having the ability to adapt in the face of adversity. The more you know yourself, the greater your self-awareness, and the greater your backbone, the greater your chance for […]

The Insidious Killer in Recovery!

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Love the article? Share it..  Living without a backbone sets you up for severe consequences in the domains of health, finances, career, friendships, romance, recovery and your dignity for starters. What does this mean? How can this be? It means you don’t know how to advocate for yourself and even worse you have insidious rationalizations on […]

 
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