Myth: Boundaries are walls we put up to keep others away. Contrary to the popular myth, boundaries are not a wall to keep others out. Setting healthy boundaries is an important life skill, especially for people in recovery. Boundaries show you and others that you value yourself enough to … Read more about How to set healthy boundaries in recovery
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
"Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful." - Buddha In eastern philosophy, the key to happiness is … Read more about The Importance of Gratitude
In 1955 Addiction was acknowledged by WHO (World Health Organization) as a disease. A year later the AMA (American Medical Association) went a step further and acknowledged it a family disease. Ask the many friends and families of addicts and alcoholics about this and they will concur….The … Read more about Watching families heal
So it’s January and the party's over. I am filled with a sense of dread. It’s the same sense of dread that I feel when the sun is coming up about 6am, and I’m sobering up enough to know that I have to go home and sleep, suffer the hangover and face reality. I don’t know how to feel … Read more about Hitting rock bottom in January: New Year, New Life
Gone skiing for Christmas. Skiing? Seriously? That was my reaction to hearing about my friend’s Christmas holidays. At first, I thought it was very selfish to just up and leave and not do the traditional things with family and friends. How rude is that? Then, I thought about it a bit more and … Read more about Don’t go skiing this Christmas, check into rehab!