Stop looking for happiness in the same place you lost it

Stop looking for happiness in the same place you lost it

So often we base our happiness in other people, places, or things! People, places, and things are out of our control. They will inevitably let us down. Seeking happiness from the past or the future takes away from us enjoying the present and finding happiness in the...
Great things never came from comfort zones

Great things never came from comfort zones

If we want to achieve emotional intelligence, recovery, and happiness, we need to go beyond our comfort zones. We must exit our comfort zones to reach our full potential. When we choose to remain in our comfort zones we will fail to see progress. Progress comes from...
Before Alice got to Wonderland she had to fall

Before Alice got to Wonderland she had to fall

When we were learning how to walk, we often fell and got back up. We’ve also gone through this in a figurative sense many other times through the ups and downs of life. The question isn’t whether or not we fall down, but whether or not we get back up again. Getting...
Inhale the good sh*t. Exhale the bullsh*t

Inhale the good sh*t. Exhale the bullsh*t

Life is a balance. As good things enter our lives so do challenges. When these challenges come forth it’s critical to stay in a positive headspace and move through these challenges being the person whom YOU hope to be. It is always important to find that silver...
One Day At A Time

One Day At A Time

Today, be present in your day. So often we spend our day fearing the future or ruminating about the past. When we are able to be present throughout our day, we are able to be thoughtful with our actions and words. The reality is that we are powerless over yesterday...
What you allow is what will continue

What you allow is what will continue

Is there anything in your life that you are allowing to continue that needs to be stopped? It may be a decision, relationship, commitment, or change of mind. Something that is no longer serving your happiness or well-being. Often we hold on to what is comfortable due...
Be a voice, not an echo

Be a voice, not an echo

It is critical to speak our truths regardless of other’s responses. Adhering to fear of other’s responses overshadows our voices. Being true to ourselves allows us to move into self-acceptance and engage in self-love. Find your voice, be true to yourself, stay out of...
Live Life on Life’s Terms

Live Life on Life’s Terms

Accepting life on life’s terms can be a challenging task. As we learn in recovery, acceptance can provide us with new perspectives and allow us to find contentment in feelings of powerlessness. To do this we must gain acceptance of how little control we actually have...
I didn’t come this far to only come this far

I didn’t come this far to only come this far

There is not a finish line in recovery. Our personal recovery is an ongoing journey. Each step towards serenity and happiness takes effort and commitment. With that said, that effort and commitment results in relief and emotional wealth. The journey of self love and...
Stop, Drop, and Roll

Stop, Drop, and Roll

Does this ring a bell? Many of us learn this in Kindergarten as a fire safety technique. Stop, Drop, and Roll is also a simple safety technique that can be applied to our personal recovery. Stop: pause when triggered. Drop: get on your knees and connect with a higher...
 

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