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)...
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...
5 Steps to Kick Addiction to the Curb

5 Steps to Kick Addiction to the Curb

We live in an achievement-oriented society that can lead us into destination thinking.  We might hear ourselves saying things like, “I’ll be more satisfied at work when I get a raise or promotion,” or, “I’ll be happy when I meet someone.” But, what if we could be...
A Mindset for Addiction Recovery

A Mindset for Addiction Recovery

In the Western World, which is an achievement-oriented environment, our society is conditioned by the mindset, “We are the sum of our accomplishments.”  This mindset can find us linking our level of happiness and fulfillment to our level of achievements...