Addiction is a Brain Disease

Addiction is a Brain Disease

Addiction: The 3rd Leading Cause Of Death In The U.S. The Washington Post recently reported that the mortality rate for white men and women ages 45-54 with less than a college education increased markedly between 1999 and 2013. That marks a sharp, and shocking, reversal in decades of progress toward longer lives. The culprit cited…

Make time for the good relationships in your life by ending the bad

Make 2016 Your Best Year Ever

What will your 2016 bring? Will you start with resolutions but end up with more of the same? Or will this be the year that you bring out your best and finally become comfortable in your own skin, no matter your challenges? Maximize your potential with these tips. With a little investment in yourself, you’ll…

10 Ways of Thinking That Drag You Down

10 Ways of Thinking That Drag You Down

Cognitive distortions hurt mood and behavior, but they can be overcome Here’s a troubling truth about the human mind: It loves to be negative — it’s nature’s way of keeping us alert to danger — and those negative thoughts are often automatic and full of distortions. That means you may find yourself being dragged down…

Trauma and Step Four

Trauma and Step Four

              The 4th step says to recover, we must take a “resentment inventory” of where we are to blame. But what if you’re a victim of domestic or child abuse?I came to 12-step recovery with a lengthy trauma history, and research says I’m not alone. Studies have found that…