Do What You Can Control

Grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change the things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Sometimes the only way to accept that which we cannot control, is to take action with the things we can. Today, on what is my son’s 11th day home … Continue reading Do What You Can Control

Breathing Into Sleep

It’s one of the top pieces of advice for living a wholesome and healthy life—get more sleep. And like with most advice, it’s easier said than done.  There are many reasons people have problems with sleeping. Insomnia. Anxiety. A mind that won’t stop racing. Stress. Poor diet—e.g. too much caffeine or too much sugar. Drug … Continue reading Breathing Into Sleep

Softening

Resistance and tension reside in both our bodies and our minds. These are reactions to stress and uncomfortable situations, but neither are helpful. Think about jumping into water from a height. If you tense up your body, you are bound to break a bone on impact. Loosen the body, and it may hurt to hit … Continue reading Softening

Observe

Acceptance is not apathy. It does not mean you’re giving in, giving up, or bowing down. It’s choosing peace for yourself over control.  When we’ve conditioned ourselves to reacting, though, acceptance can feel a lot like bending our will. We react when something isn’t going our way, and we’re trying to control the outcome. But, … Continue reading Observe

Learn To Laugh

Laughter is the best medicine. Cliché but true.  Recovery is a serious time with a bundle of deep emotions rising to the surface. You’re probably dealing with anxiety or depression or both. You’re figuring out your negative beliefs and where they came from. You’re struggling and stumbling just to get through the day. And it … Continue reading Learn To Laugh