As addicts, we often try to convince ourselves that we don’t have a problem. I’m not addicted. I don’t use that much. I’m not really hurting anyone, to name a few of the most common deceptive lies. For those struggling with addiction, self-deception is a constant battle.
Fighting the Holiday Urge to Splurge
Preparing for honest holiday eating and health-related behavior.
Most of us have a very hard time being honest with ourselves about our eating and health-related behavior. Especially during the holidays! It is a time of year when we make myriad excuses about why we don’t exercise, eat nutritious food, or cut back on unhealthy habits like smoking and drinking.
Denial and Addction
A look at how this toxic mix disrupts lives.
Has your recreational drug use morphed into addiction? This blog explains how to recognize the signs, end the denial, and get help for your substance abuse disorder.
Watching Myself Die
Why legal end-of-life options are essential to dying with autonomy and dignity.
Imagine that you were diagnosed with a terminal illness. Not only will it inevitably kill you, but you will suffer incredible pain as your body deteriorates to the point where you cannot function independently. There is no cure. There is very little treatment. Eventually, you will be unable to walk, talk, move, or even swallow without machines.
Why the promises we make to our romantic partners often are not true.
You have just met the person of your dreams. You are swept off your feet—completely in love and excited to create a future together. Living on Cloud 9, you believe that you have found your one and only. It is the natural high of falling in love.
Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016!
Reflecting on 2015 can help propel you towards an amazing 2016.
New Year’s Eve, 2015. It is a time of great opportunity. A time to reflect on the last year: your choices; major life events; relationships; career; family; and health. It’s also a time to set goals for the year ahead. 2016, here we come!:
Now is a perfect time to get brutally honest with yourself: About where you have been; where you are now; and where you want to go.
Take 10 minutes today to sit and reflect on your life. Ask yourself the following questions: