A 12-Step Program for Better Mental Health

A 12-Step Program for Better Mental Health

No time to read? No problem!  I’ve included the audio version, so I’ll read it to you.   I’m finally recovered from drug and alcohol addictions and celebrating 6 years of continued freedom this month! I’m thankful I lived long enough to...
Acceptance is the Key for Better Mental Health

Acceptance is the Key for Better Mental Health

No time to read? No problem – I’ve added the audio, so I’ll read the article to you! Acceptance is the Key for Better Mental Health Acceptance is the answer to all my problems today.  When I’m disturbed, it’s because I find some person,...
How to Silence Your Inner Critic

How to Silence Your Inner Critic

If you prefer to listen rather than read, I’ve created an audio version of this post:   I love the Shakespeare quote that says, “All the world is a stage, and men and women merely players.”  That’s how I felt for a long time.  I felt like...
Pick a Good Hammer!

Pick a Good Hammer!

There wasn’t a lot to choose from in 2018, when I went looking for an evidence-based program to help me recover from alcohol & drug addictions. Thankfully, I found an organization founded by doctors and grounded in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT)...
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...