Tag Archives: self-care

Journaling: A Tool for Transformation


I am grateful to share this beautiful and helpful description of the power of journaling, presented by Robin Sharma. Journaling is a simple yet profoundly important tool for those in recovery. I hope this inspires you to invest the time in … Continue reading

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Share if You Agree


…..it’s necessary! SHARE IF YOU AGREE!

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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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The Key to Profound Power, Productivity, & Performance


What if the key to profound power, productivity, and performance was our efficiency in  relaxing, resting, and recharging? This concept is both counter-intuitive and counter-cultural. The popular path is laden with distraction. We chase cortisol. We cut sleep. We  burn out. But the … Continue reading

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The Neuroscience of Self-Care: Stephen Kuhn Interviews Forest Benedict, SATP-C


“What’s the one piece of advice you would give to someone struggling with porn addiction?” This was the question posed by Stephen Kuhn, author of “10 Lies Men Believe About Porn” when he interviewed me awhile back. My answer may … Continue reading

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Recovery on the Road: Preparing for The Temptations of Travel


For those in recovery, temptations can skyrocket in times of travel. Away from home, addicts experience anonymity and lack of structure that can be detrimental for the unprepared traveler. One simple strategy for trips is to create a effective tool … Continue reading

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The Neuroscience of Sleep: Strengthening the Brain to Resist Relapse


Last night, as I sat comfortably on my couch, watching an informational video on my laptop, my experience was abruptly interrupted by my computer’s loss of power. I shrugged it off as an excuse to go to bed but in … Continue reading

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