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You Were Never Meant To Be Here

Several months ago, I had the unexpected privilege of sharing my heart with a room full of folks battling and in various stages of recovery from drug, alcohol, and other addictions...

Why Self-Esteem Matters and How to Build Yours

Self-esteem is the belief that you are good enough and worthy of enjoying happiness, success, healthy relationships and a good life. From a psychological lens self-esteem is about how we evaluate...

SELF MOTIVATION 101

All of us have goals we hope to accomplish. Those in recovery, who are trying hard to stay sober, need all the self-motivation they can muster to achieve their goals. Unlike motivation offered...

POSITIVE DISCIPLINE…POTENTIALLY GOOD PREVENTION

We all want our children to avoid risky behaviors, especially as they enter the scary teen years. Alcohol use in our town begins as early as 11. Heroin and other opiate...

THE CHALLENGE OF FORGIVENESS

Forgiveness can sometimes feel impossible or even undesirable. Other times, we forgive only to be hurt again and conclude that forgiving was foolish. Both situations arise from confusion about what forgiveness...

LIVING BEYOND: LIVING OUT OUR RESOLUTIONS

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Each year we begin the New Year with a desire to renew, rejuvenate...

GRATITUDE IN TIMES OF DESPAIR

It is easy to feel gratitude or thankfulness when life circumstances go our way. It is fun to celebrate- for example- a new job or a promotion, a new or rekindled...

LIVING BEYOND: PURPOSEFULLY LIVE YOUR LIFE

“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky What does it mean to live life with purpose? We have...

LIVING BEYOND: WHY AUTHENTIC FRIENDSHIPS ARE KEY TO GOOD MENTAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY

“A friend is what the heart needs all the time.” ~ Henry Van Dyke As a person, I learned early on that friendships can prove an asset or a hindrance in this...

HAPPINESS AND THE GOLDEN YEARS

Despite America’s obsession with sexuality, vitality and youthful appearance, a study conducted by the University of Chicago disproves several myths about age, quality of life and happiness. Our common misconception is...

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