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“Instructions for a Bad Day” -A Call to Hope and Perseverance


Need inspiration and hope today? Take 5.5 minutes to watch this video. Be encouraged. Then share this with someone else who needs it. -By Forest Benedict, MA, SATP-C, LMFT, Clinical Director of LifeSTAR of the Central Valley If you benefited from this article, … Continue reading

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Out of Our Pain Comes Our Purpose


Over a decade ago I checked into a treatment program hoping to heal from a serious sexual addiction. A transformed life was Plan A. Plan B was a secret plot to escape to Las Vegas and drown myself in addictive self-destruction. My contingency … Continue reading

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Are You Being a Victim to Your Porn Addiction?


Today XXXChurch published my newest article called “Don’t Be a Victim to Your Porn Addiction“. This article provides a challenging and brutally honest perspective about the attitude change necessary to beat sexual addiction. In it I shared my experience: “The “secret … Continue reading

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Key Recovery Skill: Learning to Love Life


Recovery is not just about learning to be sober and self-controlled but also learning to live life to the fullest [Tweet this]. This means connecting with yourself, with those around you, and with a sense of greater purpose. Also, since … Continue reading

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In the Face of Failure: How to Get Back Up & Go for Your Goals


If you’re like me, you’re experiencing some resistance and failure in the face of your New Year’s goals. We often become overwhelmed with shame, frustration, and self-hatred over a lack of progress, sometimes abandoning goals that were once deeply important to us. If … Continue reading

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Finding Motivation & Inspiration – New Facebook Group Launched


The transition from surviving to thriving requires community. If you are in recovery from addiction or simply stuck in a state of mediocrity, I invite you to join me in the new Facebook Group launched yesterday called “The Inspiration Community“. … Continue reading

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My Path Out of Porn Addiction: A Therapist’s Journey


When I recently wrote about my promotion to Clinical Director and the career journey that led me to this work I love to do, I omitted a significant piece of my history. We all have a back-story. It is ours … Continue reading

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