Typically, as we age, our values seem to shift. What was once vitally important no longer holds as much appeal, and instead, new values emerge. These shifts are generally positive because with age comes wisdom, right? At least, that’s how the old saying goes. Core values take years to shift in … Read more about Are we seeing a dramatic shift in core values?
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is complex. Primarily, the onset of this disorder is caused by negative past experiences, trauma and even genetics. In places like Australia, up to four percent may be suffering from this disorder. In the United States, this figure rises to six … Read more about Borderline personality disorder and childhood trauma
by Renee W. I remember, early in recovery, logging onto Facebook and scrolling through my feeds. A friend posted a picture of herself looking happy and gorgeous, drinking a glass of wine at a party that I was clearly not invited to. Not that I could have gone anyway. I felt sick to my … Read more about Social Media and Recovery: How it Helps, How it Hurts
Have you ever had what you describe as an out-of-body experience where you could not feel anything going on around you? You may have felt floaty or unable to move. You may have felt like you were watching yourself from somewhere else. Your skin may have tingled, your heart may have raced, … Read more about Complex Trauma: What is Dissociation?
In the depths of addiction, we can lose our own self-esteem. We have no faith in our ability to assess ourselves and, ultimately, we believe we are worthless. To feel better about ourselves in this situation – if only temporarily – we seek the approval of others. This can become an … Read more about Why are boundaries important in recovery?
Back in December 2019, when most of us were looking forward to festive celebrations or planning their summer holidays, few people had heard of coronavirus or its scientific name, COVID-19. Today, most people rarely talk about anything else. Coronavirus has the power to strike fear into most … Read more about 12 Top Tips to Manage Anxiety
When 2020 is recorded in the history books, one impactful event will trump all others: the COVID 19, also known as the Coronavirus. To say that the rapid spread of the Coronavirus has devastated the world and affected all of our lives would be an understatement, and what’s even more unsettling … Read more about Mental health and recovery during Coronavirus