When you’ve been drunk your whole life, who are you when you get sober?

Tapestry CBC Radio · Posted: Sep 01, 2019 3:44 PM ET | Last Updated: August 30 A woman lies on a bench after leaving a bar in Bristol City Centre in Bristol, England. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)   Eve Peyser doesn't think she was physically addicted to alcohol. When she quit, she didn't have the shakes … Continue reading When you’ve been drunk your whole life, who are you when you get sober?

WHEN WE’RE TRIGGERED: HOW TO STOP REACTING DEFENSIVELY.

By Laura DiFranco October 19, 2015, source, The Elephant Journal   EVERY SINGLE MOMENT YOU LIVE—AWAKE AND AWARE INSIDE YOUR LIFE—IS ANOTHER TINY (OR HUGE) OPPORTUNITY FOR HEALING, EVEN YOUR MOMENTS ON FACEBOOK. Laura Di Franco, I recently opened up a discussion about this topic in one of my favorite healing groups on Facebook. In a virtual … Continue reading WHEN WE’RE TRIGGERED: HOW TO STOP REACTING DEFENSIVELY.

How To Say How You Really Feel Simply saying “good” doesn’t quite encapsulate how wonderful you’re actually doing.

By Katherine Schafler, NYC-based psychotherapist, writer and speaker. “I just feel so, blah.” “I’m really good.” “Ugh.” “It’s just whatever.” There’s a surprising amount of utility is in words like, ugh, blah, and whatever. Because they’re amorphous and vague, we liberally cast them out into our conversations as an all encompassing net which catches a multitude of emotions. Still, we … Continue reading How To Say How You Really Feel Simply saying “good” doesn’t quite encapsulate how wonderful you’re actually doing.

University Students’ Mental Health concerns on the rise….

As more students seek mental-health care, they face long waits – or pay out of pocket – as universities struggle with demand High demand for counselling is changing how Canadian campuses get students the help they need – but many still feel they’re falling through the cracksVICTORIA GIBSON PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 14, 2019 Julia Burnham, a … Continue reading University Students’ Mental Health concerns on the rise….

Young people drowning in a rising tide of perfectionism

by Simon Sherry And Martin M. Smith,  The Conversation We recently conducted one of the largest-ever studies on perfectionism. We learned that perfectionism has increased substantially over the past 25 years and that it affects men and women equally. We also learned that perfectionists become more neurotic and less conscientious as time passes.  Perfectionism involves striving … Continue reading Young people drowning in a rising tide of perfectionism

11 Life Skills That Can Help Your Child in Recovery

from The Partnership for Drug Free Kids When your son or daughter attends treatment for a substance use disorder, among other things, they’ll learn many techniques to maintain abstinence, and to make more pro-healthy choices. While individual therapy and group counseling are well-known techniques used to address substance use, it can be just as important that … Continue reading 11 Life Skills That Can Help Your Child in Recovery