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Connection for Healing

When we’re struggling with addiction and mental illness, one of our greatest challenges is how disconnected we’ve become, from other people, from our families and communities, but even more so from ourselves. We’ve lost our connectedness to our inner selves, to the light that is within us. We’ve become disconnected from our purpose in life.Read More

Discovering Our Purpose and Fulfillment

Part of the important work we do in recovery is finding ourselves, rebuilding our sense of self and discovering our purpose. We can find that throughout our struggles with addiction, our sense of purpose eluded us. We didn’t know what we were meant to do with our lives. We were confused about our mission. WeRead More

Fear of Confrontation

When struggling with addiction, there are some common fears that many of us suffer from acutely, that fuel and drive our addictive cycles. One of those fears is our fear of confrontation. We’re afraid of facing the truth of our addictions. We avoid the truth at all costs. We’re in denial about how serious ourRead More

How to Maintain Hope During Recovery

When we finish a treatment program, we’ve begun to build the foundation for our recovery work, but we will need to keep up with it consistently if we want to have lasting results. One of the most important elements of that foundation is the emotional work we do to restore our faith in ourselves andRead More

How Having A Support System Can Help Our Recovery

Working to recover is one of the hardest challenges we’ll undertake in our lives, and there are certain things we can do for ourselves to lessen our load. One of those things is making sure we have a support system to help us through the recovery process. Having people to support us can make allRead More

Accessing the Subconscious Mind for Healing

One of our greatest challenges when it comes to healing are the discrepancies between our conscious and subconscious minds. Consciously we want to heal, and we want to be happy. Subconsciously, however, we’re still holding onto limiting beliefs that tell us we don’t deserve to be happy, that we’re not strong enough to heal, thatRead More

Emotional Patterns of Addiction

Working to recover from addiction is as much about working with our emotional health as it is abstaining from our drugs of choice. In order to recover, we have to develop new emotional patterns to replace the ones that were contributing to our unwellness. We have to create and practice healthy emotional coping skills. VeryRead More

Rebuilding Our Self-Worth in Recovery

If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, PLEASE call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). As we’re working to recover, we learn that the challenges we face in our recovery journey don’t just pertain to maintaining our sobriety. They are mental and emotional in nature, and they actually determine how well we willRead More

How We Block Our Healing Subconsciously

When we are recovering from any kind of mental or emotional challenge, we often come face to face with different forms of internal resistance. This resistance often comes in the form of emotional blocks we’ve created out of fear. These blocks stifle our growth, keep us from learning about ourselves, and prevent us from healing.Read More