Recovery is a form of rebirth. Recovering from our addictions means that we are committed to changing the way that we react to the painful parts of ourselves that inspired the addictions. . .
We are always making choices. Ultimately, the difference between being active in our addictions or being active in our recovery is a difference defined by the choices we are making. . .
That which become our addictions start out as behaviors that inspire feelings of fulfillment. Although it is important to learn to live without the substances or behaviors that became. . .
Recovering from our addictions is a process of transformation. Our addictions represent an attempt to transform our experience of life by soothing underlying patterns of emotional discomfort. . .
An often overlooked quality that underlies the promise of addictions is its calming effect on our minds. There is nothing that will determine the quality of our daily experience of life more. . .
We are constantly telling stories about ourselves and about the world in which we live. These stories help organize our experiences, creating a predictability about the world that makes. . .
The tyrannical reign of addiction takes many forms. Addiction, remember, is fundamentally a pattern employed to erase the need to feel the pressure created by experiencing the present moment. . .
It is important to remember, especially during those desperate days when recovery seems simultaneously imperative and impossible, that we are always potentially close to it Our . . .
Change is often difficult, and stopping addictive patterns is arguably one of the most difficult changes to make. One of the most common ways to avoid making changes is to. . .
Addictions can often seem nonsensical. Especially to the observer, addictions seem like nothing more than obviously destructive behaviors that anyone would want to stop. But if we. . .