Depression

We are Very Lucky

Gratitude is a beautiful thing. If we’re struggling with depression or an eating disorder it can be really hard to remember what is good in our lives. But if you are reading this it means you’re already in the top quarter of people on the planet because you have a smart phone. You have ... read more

The Choice of Happiness

Some of the popular sayings in personal development work that are designed to be helpful can actually makes people feel worse. “Choose happiness” is one of those, because many people don’t feel like they’re able to make that choice, and they’re left feeling like they are ... read more

The New Humanitarian

The New Humanitarian
Changes are a coming! I am not sure how this will effect my website, but for now my Facebook and Instagram have changed.  If you want to know why I am doing this, this video says it all. read more

What we Gain When we Lose Everything

So, the worst has happened. Your greatest fear has come true. It feels like your heart has been ripped out of your chest, and your world is crumbling around you. Trust me, I have been there many times, and I have both good and bad news. I’ll start with the bad news: There are no shortcuts through the ... read more

Inner Housekeeping: Clear Your Mental Clutter

Our houses aren’t the only things that get cluttered–our minds do too!  Many of us are emotional hoarders, and have so many feelings stacked up in inside that we can barely move around anymore.  If that sounds familiar, then it may be time for some inner housekeeping. For those of us who are ... read more

Three Keys to Successful Recovery

Recovery is tough, no question.  It might feel damn near impossible when you’re in the throes of it, but as many can attest, it can be done!  Whether you’re struggling with drugs, alcohol, an eating disorder, sex, gambling, or even in some cases depression, the psychological underpinnings are very ... read more

Gamification

I tend to approach recovery (and just life in general) as a series of games.  Why? Well there are two main reasons: 1) Games are fun. 2) It takes a lot of the pressure off, seriousness out, and keeps challenges from feeling endless. Some of my favorite games are the “To-Do List Wipe-Out” ... read more

Afraid of the Dark?

In recovery, you can’t be afraid of the dark. That is where all of your biggest breakthroughs will be found. I’m not saying it’s always fun and it’s certainly not always easy, but if you let your eyes adjust to the darkness you’ll find the most beautiful parts of your spirit ... read more