Tag Archives: Emotions

The Iceberg of Emotions

We often experience emotions as an iceberg. In the conscious mind, above the water, we consider our feelings — whether it’s anger, sadness, or joy. However, under the water lies the subconscious and unconscious minds. This is where we store painful memories and patterns of behavior that we have grown accustomed to experiencing. Due to […]

Understanding Anger

Anger, while often frowned upon in our society as a forbidden emotion, is a natural feeling for humans to experience. We all get mad at times. However, it is of utmost importance to understand what causes your anger and how you can learn to manage it. What’s the Origin? Where is your anger coming from? […]

Are You in the “Pink Cloud?”

The “pink cloud” is the period during recovery some people describe as where they are experiencing euphoria and an abundance of optimism around the prospect of sobriety. It can last days, weeks, or even months. Often, this period takes hold after having moved past the withdrawal symptoms associated with detoxification.  The Pros The positive flow […]

How Long Does It Take to Recover?

Some of the common questions people in recovery get are, “How long do you have to go to those classes?” or “When can you start drinking or using with us again?” Someone who is not addicted to drugs and alcohol may not understand that recovery has to continue for a lifetime, one day at a […]

Self-Care Without Guilt

Self-Care Without Guilt

As you align in your recovery program, your spiritual principles are meant to mold you into a selfless version of yourself. You were taught to give to others, and during the process, you may give everything you got without leaving anything for yourself. Self-care is imperative for this reason and can make you stronger in […]

What Are the Markers of Shame?

One of the reasons people continue to drink alcohol and use drugs addictively is because the shame they experience is often too big of a burden to carry. Turning to these mind-altering substances to numb these feelings might work in the short-term, but a person’s self-esteem and confidence will decline tremendously in the duration of […]

How to Prevent Relapse During the COVID-19 Pandemic

With no vaccine to prevent the spread of COVID-19, businesses, schools, and places of worship are still being affected throughout the country. The limitations that are being implemented have not been natural to accept for many, making relapse too close for comfort. Anxiety, stress, and depression can all be prevalent with the ever-changing policies and […]

How Being Beautiful on the Inside Can Be Enduring

Addiction rips through the lives of people who are unexpecting what comes next. Alcohol and drugs initially make people feel like they are invincible and like they can take over the world. While this confidence may be alluring, drugs will turn on a person faster than they may realize. Instead of feeling good under the […]

7 Signs That Might Lead You to a Relapse

Relapse prevention is a must to stay sober. An addiction can be relentless while waiting on the sidelines for you to make a mistake. As a human, you will consistently have to work on your shortcomings to exhibit growth. If you are not willing to do something about your shortcomings, you may find yourself in […]