Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum

Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum

Recovery Unplugged – Austin, Texas We recently had the opportunity to tour Recovery Unplugged (RU) in Austin, Texas. Note for note, RU offers a strong continuum of care to those struggling with substance abuse and addiction. The element that makes Recovery...
How to Cope with Challenging Kids

How to Cope with Challenging Kids

Challenging Kids Joyce always expects the unexpected when it comes to her 8-year old son Milo. Within seconds, he can go from sweet-tempered and happy into a vicious tantrum. She’s grown overwhelmed by phone calls from teachers, relaying how Milo hit another child in...
Self-Talk’s Role in Addiction Relapse

Self-Talk’s Role in Addiction Relapse

“I’ll just have one. It’s no big deal.” “I can’t have fun unless I’m __________ (drinking, smoking, gambling, etc.)” “I can handle it; it’s not a problem.” It often seems that the moment you decide to quit an addictive substance or activity, the deluding, conniving...
Revolution vs Resolutions

Revolution vs Resolutions

As the year comes to an end, perhaps a personal revolution is a better, more achievable goal than typical New Year’s resolutions. After all, we all know the statistics behind the typical resolution-making process. Far better to make a revolution – and see it through!...
Words – Powerful, Positive, Proactive

Words – Powerful, Positive, Proactive

It has been said that you can change the course of your life with your words. Diane Setterfield once said, “There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. They wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when...