Category Archives: Self-Compassion

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 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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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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Leaping Forward with “Life After Lust”


Today I made two giant leaps forward with my “Life After Lust” manuscript. Click here to learn how my upcoming book is progressing. This book is a resource packed with both practical information and powerful inspiration for those seeking recovery from sexual … Continue reading

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Permission to Rest


As a person in recovery, I find it very hard to give myself the rest and relaxation I need. What comes naturally for me is overcommitment and overachievement. I too often prioritize productivity over caring for myself responsibly. I know I … Continue reading

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Boundaries: The Key to Love


The topic of boundaries is important to both addicts and their partners in recovery. This topic can be confusing and challenging to many. Here is a helpful, simple video about the importance of boundaries. In it Brene Brown shares: “Boundaries … Continue reading

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Learning and Unlearning the Skills of Self-Neglect


In the work I do with sexual addicts I often use the term “self-neglect”. It seems those of us in recovery are experts at neglecting our needs and emotions. When we look back at our childhoods, we see that we … Continue reading

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