Category Archives: Self-care

Beware of the Point of No Return


Triggers are a consequence of addiction. Triggers include any kind of stimulus that activates an urge to act out, they include things like: getting stressed out, being by yourself, watching love scenes in a movie, and even the mere touch … Continue reading

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The Way Out is Together


If you Google, “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”, you’ll get tens of pages or either articles or images saying this is “an African proverb”. No one really knows who … Continue reading

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Accountability During Social Distancing


Accountability can be a challenging thing for addicts in general, but social distancing can add additional barriers and make it even more difficult to stay accountable. The devil (addicted brain) on your left shoulder is already whispering “sweet nothings” into … Continue reading

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Avoiding the Digital Trap


Porn addicts who have used the internet countless times to act out are now being asked to move all their work, outside connections and even therapy sessions onto the very platform that has caused them so much pain and trouble. … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To Those Currently In Recovery


Dear Human, I hear you might be going through a rough patch right now. Perhaps that’s an understatement. You might have lost your job. You might be caring for a loved one. You might be caring for many tiny humans. … Continue reading

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Connecting in a Time of Separation


One of the mantras of LifeStar is that “the antithesis of addiction is connection”. But it can be extremely difficult to experience that much needed connection during this time of social distancing and isolation. While it is extremely important to … Continue reading

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How Are You REALLY Doing?: Checking In With Yourself


I would imagine one of the most-asked questions in a person’s life is some variant of “How’re you doing?” or “How’s it going?” And how do we usually respond? All together now: “Good!” That “good” could be a pat, polite … Continue reading

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How to Survive the Holidays


My groups and I have had some interesting conversations recently about self-care, specifically when it comes to the holidays. Now there are numerous articles written about staying healthy during the holidays, but I’d like to offer my input about how … Continue reading

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On Being Self-ish


Self-ish (adj.) lacking consideration for others; concerned chiefly with one’s own personal profit or pleasure. Self (n.) a person or thing referred to with respect to complete individuality; a person’s nature, character, etc. Recently, (okay for the past few years), … Continue reading

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Dealing With Emotional Turbulence


If you’ve ever flown, you’ve likely experienced it. It can happen on any flight. Turbulence is the shaking of the plane due to air pressure or weather conditions outside. The aircraft might shake a bit, or rock about in jolts, … Continue reading

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