Valiant Living Blog

Addiction as a Disease of the Family System

Friday, January 14th, 2022

Addiction is a family disease. “The havoc active addiction creates in families and relationships stresses everyone in these… Read More


How the Internal Family Systems Model Views Individuals as Systems

Thursday, December 30th, 2021

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a powerfully transformative, evidence-based model of psychotherapy, based on the idea that the… Read More


The Nature of Sex Addiction

Tuesday, December 7th, 2021

Some controversy remains around intimacy disorders as sex addiction has yet to be included in the Diagnostic and… Read More


Follow Your Heart: Ways to Improve Your Cardiovascular Health

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

The cardiovascular system controls heart and circulatory functions, making it a vital part of your body’s functioning and… Read More


I’ve Got This: Managing Symptoms for Mental Health Disorders

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

Managing a mental health disorder, regardless of what disorder it is, is not an easy thing to do…. Read More


Anxiety Disorders

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

Most people have experienced anxiety at one point or another. Situational anxiety can affect anyone, but there are… Read More


It’s Ok to Not Be Ok: Self-Affirming Phrases for Better Mental Health

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

According to the National Institute for Mental Health, a staggering 51.5 million adults in America live with mental… Read More


How to Give and Receive Peer Support in Recovery

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

Recovery from addiction can be a lonely road. Resisting cravings, building a new life, attending meetings — all… Read More


How Gaslighting Feeds Your Loved One’s Addiction

Monday, September 13th, 2021

When a person is struggling with addiction their life is altered in various ways. Many people who struggle… Read More


Meet Me in the Middle: The Sandwich Generation

Sunday, September 12th, 2021

The term Sandwich Generation refers to individuals who serve as dual caretakers for their children under the age… Read More