Category Archives: Inspiration

The Pursuit of Happiness


“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson “The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one has to do.” – James M. Barrie … Continue reading

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Finding Peace: A Life-Changing New Retreat


For those wanting to deepen their healing from trauma, addiction, or pain, I want to share a life-changing new event with you. So you’ll more fully understand its value, let me first introduce you to Troy Love and his book. … Continue reading

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My Last LifeSTAR Blog Post


Dear Readers, Due to some recent changes I will no longer be managing this blog (click here for the full story). This site will also continue to be in capable hands and you will continue receiving relevant recovery related content. … Continue reading

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Finding Calm in the Chaos: Facing Fires, Storms, and Suffering


I’ll admit, this week’s been a tough one for me. With friends and family facing unpredictable fires, I have felt concerned and helpless. This morning as I sought my own inner peace amidst these circumstances, I realized I have something … Continue reading

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Hustler, Hefner, & Ethical Sex in Recovery


Today I finished writing an important piece called The Recovering Addict’s Guide to Ethical Sex: Hefner and Hustler Had it Half Right. This article invites readers to live in alignment with their sexual and moral values and to stand against … Continue reading

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What My Partner is Worth


Essential Mindset #13 in Life After Lust (2017). From the chapter “What My Wife is Worth.” Share if you agree. –Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP, Clinical Director of LifeSTAR of the Central Valley and author of Life After Lust. If you benefited from this … Continue reading

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Repeat This and Recover


PLEASE SHARE IF YOU AGREE –Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP, Clinical Director of LifeSTAR of the Central Valley and author of Life After Lust. If you benefited from this article, please “follow” us on this blog and on Twitter, “like” us on Facebook, and SHARE this … Continue reading

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