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 […]

Who is a Sociopath?

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Love the article? Share it..Sociopaths/Psychopaths are fun, exciting, seductive, charismatic, impulsive, sexy AND unfortunately individuals diagnosed with anti-social personality disorder. What does this mean to you? After you have been drawn into their world, you are going to find: They don’t keep agreements. They have a disregard for the law and any rules. They lie, […]

Conflict Resolution: How To Approach And Stop Avoiding!

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Love the article? Share it.. If you have been traumatized by conflict, you may avoid it at all cost. Unfortunately, that can lead to some pretty damaging behavior that puts you more at risk physically, emotionally, and financially, than the conflict itself.     Let’s look at some guidelines to resolve conflict with dignity and […]

Robin Williams

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Love the article? Share it..“There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” Laurell K Hamilton Mistral’s Kiss From the outside looking in, it is easy to say, but he had so much why couldn’t he find the help he needed. From the inside looking out, […]

 
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