Taking Care of the Inner Child

Taking Care of the Inner Child

As cliched as the inner child concept is, it’s incredibly useful. It’s what Freud called our “id” – the part of us that feels, wants, and needs. Freud said that every decision and action we make is a result of conflict between our Id and our Superego.

Why Willingness Is Everything

Why Willingness Is Everything

I’ve learned over and over again that wanting it isn’t enough. Even needing it isn’t enough. It sounds a bit cold but I routinely ask people who are considering change, “What are you willing to do?”

How to Not Self-Destruct

How to Not Self-Destruct

I’ve never thought to myself, “Hey this would be a great day to self-sabotage!” Let’s promote healthier choices through mindfulness and connection.

The fear of falling apart

The fear of falling apart

The fear of falling apart leaves us carrying a lot of baggage. A newfound freedom exists in learning how to let go.

Relationships in Recovery

Relationships in Recovery

We tend to approach new relationships in recovery the way people who have just crawled across a desert approach water. Let’s look at common pitfalls and how to avoid them.