Stand Your Sacred Ground

Stand Your Sacred Ground

Strength & Authenticity = Connection

An “authenticity mantra” from Brene Brown I conjure often is: “Do not shrink. Do not puff up. Stand your sacred ground.” I love this. For me, it serves as a reminder to stay rooted in my truth and to walk a middle path of self-assurance and humility in relation to others. In these difficult times, it is hard to be authentic & assertive but also kind so that you create connection. I’ll share some tips with you to practice so you can “Stand Your Sacred Ground” and also feel connected!

Work-Life After Addiction

Work-Life After Addiction

Getting back to work after addiction recovery

Addiction takes its toll in many ways. Besides physical and emotional freedom from addictions, an addict in recovery also needs to recover in other areas of life. This means rebuilding broken relationships, re-establishing trust with your community and regaining employment. As you search for that first (hopefully just-what-you-wanted) post-recovery job opportunity, these side job ideas can help you can make ends meet.

Surprising Strategies for Getting Unstuck from Emotion

Surprising Strategies for Getting Unstuck from Emotion

6 Keys to Emotion Coping

Surprising Strategies for Getting Unstuck from Emotions

Unhelpful thoughts (and the accompanying emotions) are like deep tire tracks in the mud. The more often they’re traveled, the deeper the tracks get. And the more deeply embedded they get, the more difficult it becomes to steer out of the grooves and into a path of helpful and realistic thoughts.   There are concrete steps you can take to develop new paths in your thinking and your emotional landscape.

Under the Surface

Under the Surface

Understanding Anger

When people ask me what my job is, I sometimes joke, “I work with a lot of angry boys.” While this is obviously an oversimplification, anger is an emotion that many of my clients present with. No one can say they have never experienced anger- Anger is an emotion that affects all of us at different times.

What people may not realize is there is so much more beneath anger that is so often not identified.