The Myth of Normal & Why I’m Not

The Myth of Normal & Why I’m Not

The Myth of Normal & Why I’m Not     I recently watched a talk by Dr. Gabor Mate, physician and addictions expert, about what he calls, “The myth of normal”, a concept that divides people into normal and abnormal based on pathological traits. What...
Moving Beyond Codependency: 8 Key Recovery Principles

Moving Beyond Codependency: 8 Key Recovery Principles

In working with people who struggle with codependency characteristics (anxious attachment style), and navigating my emotional healing journey, I have compiled 8 Key Concepts working toward healing from such characteristics that form my understanding of a foundation...

Addiction & Neuroplasticity: What’s The Deal?

Addiction & Neuroplasticity: What’s The Deal?   With millions struggling with addiction globally, something’s got to break treatment wise. Sure, some progress is being made, but not nearly enough.  There’s a lot of theories as to what needs to happen,...
5 Must Read Books For Loved Ones Of Addicts/Alcoholics

5 Must Read Books For Loved Ones Of Addicts/Alcoholics

5 Must Read Books For Loved Ones Of Addicts/Alcoholics If you’ve got a loved one struggling with alcoholism or addiction, chances are you’re wondering how you can best support them and take care of you.  It’s not easy being on the opposite end of an...

How To Tell If My Husband (Or Wife) Is Using Drugs

How To Tell If My Husband (Or Wife) Is Using Drugs Not knowing if your spouse is using drugs or not can cause so much anxiety.  Maybe they’ve got a history of drug use or maybe you’re seeing some sketchy behaviors.  Have you caught him in a lie? Is he slurring his...
Help! My Adult Son (Daughter) is Addicted to Drugs!

Help! My Adult Son (Daughter) is Addicted to Drugs!

Help! My Adult Son (or Daughter) is Addicted to Drugs!As a parent whose adult son is addicted to drugs, chances are you’re feeling a lot of mixed emotions over the matter. Of course, you love your son and want the best for him, but he may not be seeing things the same...