Forgiving, Forgetting & Boundaries

Forgiving, Forgetting & Boundaries

We’ve all heard the saying (probably more times than we wish to remember), “Forgive and forget”. And it’s probably quite likely that these two words in some way seem to go together when we think of forgiving others or are hoping they forgive us. The problem is; these two words are incredibly distinct and adding the latter in the forgiveness equation is more likely to open us up to repeated and continued conflict. Continue reading Forgiving, Forgetting & Boundaries

Things To Consider When Selecting Your Counselor

Things To Consider When Selecting Your Counselor

As you consider entering counseling or therapy, it is important to know what distinguishes licensed clinicians from those who do not hold a professional license. It is also important to be informed about what are your rights and responsibilities. Continue reading Things To Consider When Selecting Your Counselor

My Community Is My Recovery

My Community Is My Recovery

Most of us are familiar with the saying, “It takes a village” and in our recovery, whether from addiction, grief or other life challenge, the truth of this wisdom is easy to see. By nature, we are communal creatures – we need the support and company of others. Even those of us that rank in the very introverted group – while not being chatty or desiring the “group thing”, we still need connection with others. I’m not likely the first to say that counseling, faith traditions and support organizations like Twelve Steps may not be for everybody. But if you think healing, recovery and growth happens in a vacuum, you’re dead wrong. You may be able to maintain it in the short run, but without a community of support the collapse of your recovery is already assured. Continue reading My Community Is My Recovery