From Addiction to Purpose

Addiction to Purpose:

Do you know anyone whose life has been affected by addiction and lack of purpose?

I just read about another family’s devastation following the death of a teen whose life was affected by drugs. How sad. My own life has been marked by addiction .  I was fortunate to have experienced several wake . . . → Read More: From Addiction to Purpose

Harvesting Health: Making Healthy Choices

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We must all be about the business of harvesting health. One of the strongest deterrents to success is ill health. Likewise, one of the strongest success builders is physical vitality . I know this from personal experience. I cannot say this strongly or loudly enough. Genetics do not determine our health outcome. . . . → Read More: Harvesting Health: Making Healthy Choices

Have a Happy Sober Holiday: Holidays and Addictions

 

The Holidays and Addictions:

 

Holidays and addictions can be particularly challenging when it comes to remaining abstinent. For many families holidays and addictions go hand in hand.  Alcohol and drugs abound everywhere, especially around Christmas time. There are the office parties, family gatherings, and other social events that usually include drinking and sometimes other . . . → Read More: Have a Happy Holiday: Holidays and Addictions

Brain Integration: Hope for Addiction and Mental Health Recovery

Hope for Recovery From Addiction and Mental Health Issues

Living with a mental health challenge and living with someone with a mental health challenge can be stressful at best. I have had both experiences, having had an alcoholic father and brother. Life was hellish, to say the least. My response was to collapse into the abyss . . . → Read More: Brain Reintegration: Hope for Recovery From Addiction and Mental Health Issues.

Alcoholism Tears Families Apart

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Alcoholism tears many families apart. You may be experiencing the same type of trauma I grew up with. It’s my wish to transcend pain to promise by extending hope to others.  I’m addressing three issues in this article.

I will tell a part of my family story I will talk about unhealthy responses . . . → Read More: Alcoholism Tears Families Apart

An Alternative Treatment For Mental Illness: Orthomolecular Psychiatry

 

Mental Illness:

Mental illness has been in the forefront of the news lately. Twenty six innocent people lost their lives to someone with a mental illness. There are traditional approaches to mental illness such as anti-depressant and anti-psychotic drugs. Mental illness can also be addressed using alternative modalities. One such approach to mental illness . . . → Read More: An Alternative Treatment For Mental Illness:

Turning Negative Thoughts into Positive Thoughts:Building A Happy Life

From Negative to Positive thoughts  

We are all bombarded by negative thoughts. One only has to listen to or read the news to be subjected to negativity. So how do we guard our minds and shift from sad to happy, from depressed to joyful, or from negative to positive thoughts?  The following suggestions may help.

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Building Healthy Families and Communitites

 

 

Building Healthy Families and Communities.

Counselors, educators, ministers, and anyone else who has a vested interest in helping others must sometimes cry out in pain when confronted with the challenges facing those who come to them for direction.

Why do an estimated seventeen percent of middle school and high school students dabble in . . . → Read More: Building Healthy Communities, Healthy Individuals, and Healthy Families

What Constitutes a Healthy Family? Seven Ways to Build One

Healthy Families:

We all want the best for ourselves and our children. Healthy families breed healthy children. So how do we build healthy families? Consider the following seven steps.

The family is the basic unit of society.

Sadly, the two parent family of the fifties is only one of the many family models today. Studies . . . → Read More: What Constitutes Healthy Families: Seven Ways to Build One.

Is Mental Illness Caused by Nature or Environment?

  Is Mental Illness Caused by Nature or Environment?

Does nature produce mental illness or does environment?

Honestly, I do not know the answer to this one.

My aim in this blog post is to present views on this topic while remaining a passive observer.  Drawing from my own experience as a psychiatric survivor . . . → Read More: Is Mental Illness Caused by Nature or Environment?