What to Do When You Keep Tripping.

What to Do When You Keep Tripping.

When I say “tripping” I mean it as a metaphor.  I was on a “path” of recovery for 8 years while attending 12-step meetings of NA – Narcotics Anonymous and AA – Alcoholic’s Anonymous, but I kept relapsing almost every year!  I...
Better Words for Better Mental Health

Better Words for Better Mental Health

The tongue has no bones but it’s strong enough to hurt, so it’s important to be careful with our words. I now dedicate my life to being a word-watcher. The word ‘addiction’ is attached to the historical definition of an affliction that is...
How to Manage Emotions to Overcome Addictions

How to Manage Emotions to Overcome Addictions

My physical sobriety was just the first step. My emotional sobriety is an ongoing process that starts the moment I wake up every day. I never learned how to manage my emotions when I was growing up.  When I was 11, I realized a couple of shots of vodka gave me a...
Overcome Addictions with Better Decisions

Overcome Addictions with Better Decisions

13th-Century scholar, Rumi, said, ” The desire to know your own soul will end all other desires.” I was alienated from my soul for a long time.  I spent more than 2 decades self-medicating my emotions.  I was convinced that I needed my addictions to manage...