Negative Emotions

Negative emotions aren’t pleasant, but they're not bad. Anger, sadness, fear—these are all healthy normal emotions to experience. It’s when we believe them to be bad, something to be avoided at all costs, that these negative emotions become harmful. When anger is suppressed and turns to rage, it can tear a person’s life apart. When … Continue reading Negative Emotions

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