Stop shaming yourself during quarantine

Stop shaming yourself during quarantine

The idea that we’re not doing enough is tied to the belief that we are not enough. A dear friend of mine in the field would often say, “We’re not really human beings because we don’t know how to just be. We’re human doers because we derive our worth from what we do.”

Recovery & traumatic memories surfacing

Recovery & traumatic memories surfacing

It used to surprise me how many of the trauma survivors I serve enjoy horror movies. It took me a long time to get it. Unlike the imagery in your head, you can make the movie stop anytime you want.

Alcohol, Zoom, and the Pandemic

Alcohol, Zoom, and the Pandemic

“While I’m in a meeting, my disease is outside doing pushups.” We know this is true – we also know that the disease is not “out there” it’s inside of us and seeking to undermine us at all times.

Stop Sabotaging Love!

Stop Sabotaging Love!

Childhood abuse and neglect, adolescent and young adult trauma, it all adds up in layers like sediment that can’t be permeated.

The 3 types of depression & how to cope

The 3 types of depression & how to cope

Most of us have a limited ability to recognize depression in ourselves and others. The more we’re connecting with kindred spirits, the better our coping and friendships.

Body Work Is Vital to Recovery

Body Work Is Vital to Recovery

Recovery is a process of holistic healing. Too often, we ignore our physical health out of the false belief, “If I ignore it, it will go away.”

Learning how to let go

Learning how to let go

“Letting it go” is more than a cliche. Let’s get down to the actual steps of how to do it!

When Sobriety Triggers Trauma

When Sobriety Triggers Trauma

The best I’ve ever heard it spoken, “Every time I get sober I remember, and every time I remember, I get drunk.”

Relapse Prevention Tips

Relapse Prevention Tips

Getting sober is tough – staying sober is tougher. Let’s explore strategies that are proven to work and which promote greater health!