Are Americans addicted to fear? In some ways, yes. Here’s one story about why we are: A cute, athletic teen was running near her home. She noticed a car following a short distance behind her. As she paused to look at the car, three scary looking men got out and started after her. She ran
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“All the art of living lies is a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” ~ Havelock Ellis Has the past year and a half been painful for America and the world? Yes!! Many of us have lost someone we love or know to COVID. If you have, I am so sorry. With 700,000
By the time I was 15, my mother’s alcohol problem had become severe. My parents’ marriage ended. Divorced, no career skills, she was only able to find a low-paying job. She kept sliding downward financially. My dad wasn’t great about child support. Evictions, loss of a car, and domestic violence in her new relationship (and
COVID 19 Stress, Substance Abuse & Relief with Tapping Technique Is it possible to FEEL BETTER even though the stresses and strains of staying at home, job uncertainty, kids underfoot and spouses…being extra together? Yes. While Tapping Technique won’t change situations, it can help you cope better. Effective coping is really important. Tapping Technique can help
“In every crisis, doubt or confusion, take the higher path – the path of compassion, courage, understanding and love.” – Amit Ray If you are feeling confused, sad, angry, anxious, mild depression, you’re having normal feelings. If anxiety or depression get worse then please reach out for help. In California call 211 and you’ll be
“Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them.” Poppy Jamie
How did I go from being suicidal at 19 to a pretty consistently happy person today? Why is our country experiencing a 25% increase in suicide rates since 1999?
Problems are often temporary – the name of the person who breaks your heart today will be a dim memory at some point. Pain is real at the time and difficult. Don’t isolate. Find a safe person to talk with.
Life is beautiful, precious, valuable and worthwhile – right? How can suicide seem like the best or only choice? If you’ve never been there yourself, it can be hard to believe anyone could get that down.
Guest Blog by Michelle Peterson, recoverypride.org
Drug and alcohol addiction doesn’t discriminate, impacting people from all walks of life and spanning age groups from the pre-teens (or even younger) to senior citizens.