Everything and everybody bothered me in early sobriety, though that might be a slight overstatement. I had two modes: ‘everything is great’ or ‘everything sucks’. The things that bothered me were petty resentments based on personalities.
Addiction is progressive. Recovery is progressive. Relapse is progressive. Okay, there are those who seem to go from 0 to 60 overnight. One day they are normal functioning members of society and the next they’re full-blown drug addicts.
I am neither a marketer nor a salesman. I have no training in presentations, PowerPoint or motivational speaking. My first job at age 16 was selling women’s shoes and I was horrible at it.
Google defines gratitude as the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
Trek is an amazing experience for staff and residents alike.
The Rules of Trek -- and Life
Addiction is a disease of isolation. Recovery cannot occur in a vacuum. These opposing forces are what make getting and staying sober so hard.
The Identified Patient concept has been around for decades. Psychologists have used this term to show how families scapegoat a member of the family system and how shame takes root as the result.
Boundaries can be a confusing landscape to navigate. Professionals are quick to point out the need for boundaries, and when looking at someone else’s family, the solution seems so obvious. It’s not so easy when it’s our own family.
The circle and triangle (a triangle within a circle) is an ancient symbol that can mean many things. For instance: mind, body, and spirit in balance create a whole, healthy individual.