There are numerous reasons why people self-sabotage. When someone engages in self-sabotaging behaviours, they are practically standing in their way of success (whatever ''success'' might mean to them). Examples of self-sabotaging include: Being a perfectionistProcrastinationSelf-medicating … Read more about How to recognize the signs of self-sabotage
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
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?
"Tell me what it was like growing up." "Let's go back to your childhood." "What was your relationship like with your parents?" These questions come from psychologists and therapists around the world to the point where they can become annoyingly cliché. Those sitting across from a … Read more about What is Attachment Theory? Part One
“It is not stress that kills us; it’s our reaction to it,” Hans Selye. Selye is absolutely right. Everyone feels stressed from time to time. Work can cause stress. Relationships can cause stress. Life events such as getting married or having children can cause stress. Absolutely no one is … Read more about Top 10 ways to relieve stress
Do you ever find yourself losing control in angry outbursts? Perhaps you get angry in traffic or in a stressful domestic situation? Do you ever feel surprised by just how angry you get sometimes? Or if the cause of the anger was something trivial? Well, everyone gets angry from time to time, … Read more about Anger management issues
Depression and suicide are more prevalent now than ever before. We’re working more, socialising less and we constantly feel like we’re missing out. But, because there are few physical signs and symptoms, it is oftentimes ignored, despite being one of the biggest killers across the western … Read more about Overcoming depression: Is rehab an effective solution?
The number of mobile phone users is expected to reach 4.68 billion in 2019. Given the world population is approximately seven billion people, that means more than half the world is now connected. But the concern around technology has nothing to do with access: it’s about self-control. And as … Read more about Why you should take a digital detox in 2019