thoughts & notes

February 4, 2018

In some respects, I see self-sabotage as part of the human experience. To be human is to be imperfect. But, for some of us, self-sabotage goes a lot deeper.

January 7, 2018

When we reflect on our healthy and not-so-healthy habits, one area that is often overlooked is our alcohol and substance use. Read on to learn more about how your use may be causing problems.

November 19, 2017

Are you struggling to maintain your sobriety this holiday season? Use these 5 tips to create a plan for handling triggers and urges at holiday parties.

October 29, 2017

What types of masks do you wear? Read on to learn how they may be helping or hurting your recovery.

October 1, 2017

Did you grow up in a home with unspoken family rules? Read on to learn how chaos, dysfunction, and trauma in childhood can still be impacting you today.

September 24, 2017

You've heard that addiction is a family disease. But, what does that really mean? Learn to identify the symptoms family members develop in response to addiction and how families can start to heal.

September 17, 2017

Feelings. What comes up for you when you hear that word? If you are like most people who struggle with trauma and addiction, you probably try to avoid feelings at all costs. Read on to learn a different way to manage uncomfortable emotions.

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