The hardest part of “adulting” is balance. We tend to approach our lives categorically: work, home, family, friends, our recovery, and other ongoing undertakings/investments. Very often we find that parts of our lives have fallen out of sync.
Gratitude Is Key to Recovery
Gratitude and attitude have a reciprocal relationship that promotes our recovery when we’re willing to receive.
How to Grow Spiritually
My friends in AA got me started in the right direction with the adage, “Religion is for people who are afraid to go to hell and spirituality is for those who have already been there.”
Getting Used to “Being Okay” in Recovery
Serenity is a foreign feeling. We’re likely to distrust it and rail against it. Many of us create “drama” simply to get back to what we’re accustomed to. If we can tolerate the discomfort of things going well, we come to recognize the feeling as the gateway to further growth and healing.
How Do I Forgive Myself?
When it comes to ourselves, we are accountable for the harm we caused to others but not the harm we caused ourselves while using. We let nothing go. We hold resentment against self as a means of self-control.
Can I Detox from Xanax at Home?
Most folks don’t realize that the two most dangerous substances in the world to withdraw from are benzodiazepines and alcohol. In this article, we offer the facts about detoxing from Xanax not as medical advice but rather as guidance.
Should Sober Homes Be Regulated?
Sober housing is not well defined legally and there are many different types. Does it require more oversight?
What does it mean to be sober curious?
Being sober curious is part of a growing trend in which people are choosing to consume less alcohol in pursuit of better health, weight loss, and financial benefit.
How to Overcome Panic Attacks
Panic attacks cause a debilitating loss of perspective and folks struggle to even begin to cope. It’s important to know that attacks only last 15 minutes or less.
Self-diagnosing your mental health, and other BAD ideas
We have a longing to understand ourselves and a tendency to judge ourselves unfairly. Let’s hod off on labels and work on developing health and identity!