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MAKING ANXIETY MANAGEABLE

There are things in life that we never think of controlling. We tend not to worry about those things or try to change them. For example, I used to live around...

Armor

The darkest of hours could not bring me light. I reached a place where peace felt unobtainable. Night after night, I stared at my walls alone, wondering how or even if...

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...

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