There are so many ways in which the use (and misuse) of our mind influences our experience of life. At their core, our addictions are used as short-cuts toward. . .
Recovery is an imperfect process. There is often an expectation that recovery should be linear and move in a consistently positive direction, but it does not. Even if. . .
The process of addiction recovery is one deep inner change. Often, we initially facilitate this inner process with changes made to the external structure of our lives. . .
These are bold words. And more directly related to the process of addiction recovery, they could not be. Whenever we find ourselves trapped within a rigid emotional pattern. . .
Recovering from our addictions is an imperfect process. If it were easy to transcend our addictions, then we would simply do so. There would be little need for. . .
Recovery means changing the very nature of the way we process discomfort. It means taking a closer look at both what has led to an underlying difficult experience of. . .
Today’s quotation brings up two important points. First and foremost, it mentions the ‘burden of self’, a concept at the very heart of. . .
It is up to each recovering person to take sole responsibility for the direction of their life—and, of course, for their recovery. This does not mean that we. . .
Recovering from addiction is not miraculous. It can be very difficult to accomplish, but it doesn’t require a miracle. It is no more miraculous to work. . .
There are no literal second chances in life. The closest we can get is to look back, glean an important lesson from a perceived mistake, and use that lesson to. . .