Tips on how to overcome self-centeredness to aid your recovery, and improve your life, relationships, and spiritual connection.
Addiction, dysfunction, and unhealthy relationships are often a symptom of self-centeredness.
Setting boundaries is an important part of establishing one’s identity and is crucial for mental health, well-being, stability, and healthy relationships. Knowing how to set healthy boundaries in recovery from addiction should be a critical part of your recovery and self-care plan.Read More
How can radical acceptance help improve your life? We are powerless over our emotions until we radically accept the reality of what is. Once we accept these things we take the power back and get to choose if we can continue to condone things.Read More
Radical acceptance is the answer to all your problems. In life, pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional. Radical acceptance will help you deal with the painful situations in life and reduce your suffering.Read More
Who do you blame when something goes wrong? How you answer this depends on your locus of control. Shifting from an external to an internal locus of control unlocks the key to recovery from addiction.Read More
Addiction recovery is a difficult journey, and sometimes it can also feel like a very lonely one. Learning to trust and forming supportive relationships is essential in overcoming loneliness in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction.Read More
However, while we may not like pain, there are many blessings of pain. Pain is one of the greatest teachers that we have. It does not matter if it is physical pain, emotional pain, financial pain, relationship pain, or spiritual pain, pain always serves a purpose, and it motivates us to do something.Read More
Anger and addiction, and aggression are intertwined in many ways. Anger has been implicated in relapse as stated in the language of Alcoholics Anonymous and as found in many research studies.Read More
Being forgiven by others is a wonderful feeling, but it can be difficult to forgive someone when they hurt us. Self-Forgiveness is often the most difficult, given we are our own worst critics.Read More
By: Rick Fannin In Step 1, we admitted we were powerless over alcohol (or drugs), that our lives have become unmanageable. A different way to summarize step 1 is “We came to believe that we did not have the willpower (self) to overcome drugs or alcohol, and unless something drastic changes, our lives will continue…Read More
Social support is important in recovery but not all relationships are supportive, especially toxic relationships. Do you need to detox from a toxic relationship to help your recovery from addiction?Read More