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Replenishing the Well: You Should Consider It

When most people are asked how they relax, replenish or de-stress, they will usually either say ‘I don’t know’ or ‘have a glass of wine’/some form of self-medicating behavior (followed by a laugh). Now ask yourself, How do I de-stress? Do you work at  ‘Replenishing the Well’ at the end of a hard work week […]

Are you a ‘Take-the-edge-off-aholic’?

Most people in today’s society know at least one person’s life who has been affected by Addiction, whether the vice was drugs & alcohol, cigarettes or other behavioral/process addictions like gambling or sex, etc. However, the invisible population that hardly anyone talks about are a group called, ‘Take-the-edge-off-aholics’. Take the edge off of what? Huh? […]

What does my favorite mask hide?

Halloween is around the corner! As kids all over the world are getting ready for trick or treating and picking out costumes. It is a good time to ask yourself, What is my favorite mask? A Minions one? Spiderman? A mask that will hide my authentic self from the world?

During childhood, the Halloween Masks we […]

By |October 30th, 2015|Addiction|0 Comments

Codependency: Am I Struggling With it?

 

Do you often say ‘yes’ when you mean ‘no’?
Do you have difficulty identifying where you end & another person begins (Boundaries)?
Do you typically feel unsatisfied in your romantic/interpersonal relationships because it feels like ‘caretaking’ and none of your needs are getting met?
Are you fearful of authority figures &/or angry people?
Do you often anticipate the needs […]

By |July 3rd, 2015|ACOA, Addict, Addiction, counseling|0 Comments

Early Recovery and Stable Relationships

Early Recovery and Stable Relationships are often intertwined when it comes to dealing with addiction.

“John has been through detoxification and rehab several times already. His family and friends are very frustrated and confused by his inability to stay sober. His relationships have become fragmented and almost non-existent due to the damage of his addiction. Family […]

By |May 1st, 2015|Addiction|0 Comments