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You Don’t Need To Be a People Pleaser

Are you being taken advantage of in order to avoid a potential conflict.

A people pleaser is a type of person who are “too nice”, almost always putting everyone else’s needs before their own. They never say “no”, are always volunteering to help, and make sure that everyone else’s needs are met first before they worry […]

Are you ‘demons’ preventing you from being in the present moment?

Recently, I read a quote that said, “You wake up to fight the same demons that left you so exhausted the day before. That’s bravery!” I felt inspired by that and thought.. Jeez, I wonder how many other people believe fighting our ‘demons’ is brave work. Now, I’m sure we’ve all heard people refer to […]

Taking Care of Ourselves

In today’s society, people’s identities are shaped by how many hours they work or how few days they take off. In this paradigm, we lose sight of what really matters… Taking care of ourselves. We live to work instead of work to live. Now.. take a moment & think to yourself, Why do I usually […]

Sobriety and the Holidays: Tips for the Season

Staying sober can be especially difficult around the holiday season when there are so many events and parties. These kinds of situations can cause stress, triggering thoughts or urges to use substances. Sobriety becomes even more challenging when drugs or alcohol are present at these events. Getting through the holiday season may seem daunting, but […]

Values and Success in Recovery

Addiction can result from and bring forth emotions and thoughts that are difficult to deal with. These emotions can drive an addict to behave in ways they later regret. It can be challenging to figure out how to act in opposite ways that have more positive outcomes. A question I often ask my own clients […]

Lovingly Supportive or Loving Someone to Death – What is Enabling?

When a loved one has an addiction the entire family often spirals into chaos. Family members can feel like they’re walking on eggshells in order to keep the peace at home. Other times, they may feel like they are jumping through hoops to try to “fix” the problem or help their loved one get better. […]

It’s Hurricane Season! Tips to Fight Addiction

When people hear the term “Hurricane Season”, What do they think of? Most people reading this blog would probably guess the time between June-September in which the tropical areas of the world are most likely to be struck by a tropical storm/hurricane, right? Yes. However, in the emotional/psychological realm, the term “Hurricane Season” has begun […]

Stinking Thinking!: How to beat Negative Thoughts

I think most of us will agree that communication is a central aspect of most successful relationships. And yet, most people continue to struggle with saying what they mean without their stinking thinking getting in the way! Stinking Thinking are those pesky negative thoughts that tell us ‘we’re not good enough’ or ‘this person meant […]

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Mind full or Mindful?

I’m sure you have heard the word mindful before, especially if you’ve checked in to read our blogs.. But what does it really mean? Are we being Mind full or Mindful? Is your mind full of clutter? When you are doing 1 task, are you thinking about the other 10 things on your to do […]

“Don’t worry about it!”

How many times have you felt very stressed and turned to friend for empathy and all you received was a “Don’t worry about it!”. Its very easy to say “Don’t worry about it!” but unfortunately, its not as easy to live by as Anxiety can feel unmanageable if left unattended. The main problem with that statement is that […]