Self-care

Look at Your Life and Celebrate

April 04, 2017

Look at your life. Look back at the path that you’ve walked this far and celebrate! One of the joys of walking to the top of a mountain is looking…

Making Every Day a Day to Remember

December 23, 2016

The year has sped by; time is relative and 2016 has, relatively speaking, passed quickly. As we approach the end of the year and many of us (depending on our…

Choosing Positive Affirmations for Recovery

December 06, 2016

One of our choices in recovery is choosing what we want to think—using our mental energy positively. Positive mental energy, positive thinking, does not mean we think unrealistically or revert…

Gratitude Focus

September 27, 2016

I’ve heard it said that we never need to do anything that we won’t be given the power and strength to do. That’s true. But sometimes to get past our…

You’re Not a Survivor Anymore

September 13, 2016

Many years ago, I asked a fellow therapist what the one thing was that hallmarked the unhappy state of being many of us have come to label as codependency. “It’s…

Remembering To Be Happy

May 01, 2016

I like making lists; I have for many years.  If I get it out of my head and down on paper, it frees my mind to think about something else.…

Drain Pain

April 26, 2016

No, I don’t mean a clogged kitchen sink or a shower stall that empties slowly. I’m talking about allowing people, places and things to slowly and insidiously creep in and…