Success is attainable

November 29, 2018
 

Its about noticing your perspective-

November 29, 2018
In Japan, broken objects are often repaired with gold. The flaw is seen as a unique piece of the objects history...

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Addiction is not in itself the problem, it is rather the attempt to solve a problem...

November 29, 2018
Brilliant article where Gabor Mate, Specialist addicioin dr refers to addiction as not a disease/ disorder nor an addictive personality, but rather a response to loss/ trauma usually in childhood.
Compulsive behaviours are damaging in the long term, but "solve" the problem temporarily. What I mean by this is that it makes the current situation more bearable. So using is an attempt to find happiness....

So finding healthier ways to find happiness and resolving childhood trauma must be part of th...
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2018 looking back

November 29, 2018
This is why I love my job. 
In reviewing my year I came to see how many of my clients have really changed. 

From addicts in active addiction moving into sustainable recovery to stressed out moms TRE'ing off daily stresses becoming better moms, to cancer patients post chemo starting to feel their feet again (through TRE) to those in long term recovery shifting deeper into even more meaningful lives.

I sometimes come home after a day in my shared private practice just marveling at the variety of ...
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Focus on what the drug does for the person- and find a healthier way to do this.

November 16, 2018

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=you+tube+recovery++addiction&ru=%2fsearch%3fq%3dyou%2btube%2brecovery%2b%2baddiction%26qs%3dn%26form%3dQBRE%26sp%3d-1%26pq%3dyou%2btube%2brecovery%2baddict%26sc%3d1-24%26sk%3d%26cvid%3dF9846A3B5473486F98BC177C270393C1&mmscn=vwrc&view=detail&mid=5C14B775AEE9D21FFCE65C14B775AEE9D21FFCE6&rvsmid=153FE5349E434E753BF3153FE5349E434E753BF3&FORM=VDMCNR


TED X video -story of recovery
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Its all about connection....

November 16, 2018

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=you+tube+recovery++addiction&qs=n&sp=-1&pq=you+tube+recovery+addict&sc=1-24&sk=&cvid=F9846A3B5473486F98BC177C270393C1&ru=%2fsearch%3fq%3dyou%2btube%2brecovery%2b%2baddiction%26qs%3dn%26form%3dQBRE%26sp%3d-1%26pq%3dyou%2btube%2brecovery%2baddict%26sc%3d1-24%26sk%3d%26cvid%3dF9846A3B5473486F98BC177C270393C1&view=detail&mmscn=vwrc&mid=153FE5349E434E753BF3153FE5349E434E753BF3&FORM=WRVORC

Instead of separating and isolating the addict (person with substance use ...
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Its all about connection....

November 16, 2018

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=you+tube+recovery++addiction&qs=n&sp=-1&pq=you+tube+recovery+addict&sc=1-24&sk=&cvid=F9846A3B5473486F98BC177C270393C1&ru=%2fsearch%3fq%3dyou%2btube%2brecovery%2b%2baddiction%26qs%3dn%26form%3dQBRE%26sp%3d-1%26pq%3dyou%2btube%2brecovery%2baddict%26sc%3d1-24%26sk%3d%26cvid%3dF9846A3B5473486F98BC177C270393C1&view=detail&mmscn=vwrc&mid=153FE5349E434E753BF3153FE5349E434E753BF3&FORM=WRVORC

Wonderful simple explanation of what has been done wrong in terms of helpi...
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"Substance use and abuse in South Africa"

November 16, 2018
https://juta.co.za/print/catalog/Product/1532

An interesting read from an Intergrative approach by a local team at UCT
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Rovering addicts working in the field- maintaining balance?

November 16, 2018
https://sitebuilder.yola.com/#site/8a4986cb3c687a5a013c801add4e2a12/page/8a4986c83cb92413013cba5abf41140f

Although this story comes from Florida it expresses how important it is IF YOU ARE IN RECOVERY and WORK in RECOVERY to take care of relapsing yourself. It may not be the drugs, cross addiction may creep in.

Working in the Recovery field can be incredibly uplifting but it is so importnat o to take care of yourself.

Supervision/ seeking support is a MUST.
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I begin to see a future, and I start to stand a little taller.

November 16, 2018

A very real challenge after being in addiction is getting used to the normal and mundane. 

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/bjeze4/life-after-heroin-is-beautiful-and-boring

Finding things / people in your life that can fulfill you and give you a reason to continue to live and grow will be part of your journey.
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