Eight Basic Emotions and Their Gifts
Sometimes we make the subject of emotions, and emotions themselves, more complicated than they actually are. Emotions and our experience of them are complex, but when it comes down...Read more
Five Things to Do When You Feel Stuck
Most people reach a point on their healing journey when they feel stuck—like they don’t know how to (or don’t want to) move forward. Maybe you keep ending up at...Read more
Some Thoughts on the Therapy Process
One of the steps I mentioned in last week’s blog post was finding a therapist. This week, I’m going to share some thoughts on the therapy process in general....Read more
You’ve Acknowledged That You’re Struggling…Now What?
You’ve acknowledged that there are things in your life that aren’t working. And now that you’re aware of what’s going on, it may feel even worse. What do you do...Read more
Are You Ready to Try a Different Path?
2021. This is the year. 2020 was a wash. But this year will be different. This is the year that I’m going to… Deal with my...Read more
Holidays: Sometimes Jolly, Sometimes Not
Holiday time can be a mixed bag. And in 2020, it’s a mixed bag inside a mixed bag inside another mixed bag. Here are some thoughts I have for you:...Read more
Some Thoughts on Experience, Strength and Hope
If you’re in any kind of 12-step recovery, you’ve likely heard the phrase experience, strength, and hope (ESH). I believe ESH is an important part of our journey of...Read more