Self-care

Responsibility for Ourselves

September 25, 2018

Caretaking: the act of taking responsibility for other people while neglecting responsibility for ourselves. When we instinctively feel responsible for the feelings, thoughts, choices, problems, comfort, and destiny of others,…

Remember to Be Happy

August 28, 2018

The sign hangs on the wall of a bagel shop: “Don’t forget to be happy.” Sometimes we get so bogged down in dealing with feelings, issues, problems—the realities and details…

Heal Yourself

May 08, 2018

Infuse healing energy into yourself, into your being. For too long, we’ve been attracted to things that drain us, exhausting our body, depleting our soul. That time has passed. The…

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…