Category Archives: Blog

Yoga in the recovery process: Meet Kyczy Hawk

Please meet Kyczy Hawk who is a 12-Step Recovery (Y12SR) yoga teacher extraordinaire.  In this interview, Kyczy shares the value of yoga in recovery and the benefits on how to help yourself as a parent. How did you first because … Continue reading

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Why We Can’t Expect to Reach Our Goals If We’re Still Thinking of Ourselves as Failures

New year. New you. Right? But wait… Who exactly are you as this brand new year begins? How do you think about yourself? What kind of energy are you projecting into the world? And, if I Googled you, what results … Continue reading

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Creating Healthy Relationships

For the longest time of my early recovery I wanted someone to love. I do not mean just to have sex with. My heart longed for connection. And I never thought I would find it. Once I started actually dating … Continue reading

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How Your New Year’s Resolutions Might Work Against You

It’s that time of year when I’m bombarded with questions about losing weight and/or making positive changes in one’s life. When learning that I took off and have kept off 250-plus pounds of excess weight over a decade ago, friends, … Continue reading

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Jennifer Kunst interview on New Books in Psychoanalysis

What happens when a Kleinian psychoanalyst wants to write an intelligent self-help book for the general reader?  First, she recognizes that one must have an online platform from which to launch, so she starts a blog called “The Headshrinker’s Guide … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

“When I look back on the suffering in my life, this may sound really strange, but I see it now as a gift. I would have never asked for it for a second. I hated it while it was happening … Continue reading

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The Annual Holiday Party

We are entering the time of year that makes seasoned managers cringe and human resource directors want to leave town.  Despite fine words to the contrary, there is little Peace on Earth at the office around this time because we … Continue reading

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Is Post-Thanksgiving Guilt Hurting Your Diet Psyche?

Okay… So Thanksgiving eating is now behind us. How are you feeling? Happy and successful – in that you stuck to your commitment to enjoy just the Thanksgiving meal and not derail your healthy eating habits for the rest of … Continue reading

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Practicing Gratitude at Thanksgiving

When asked for topics at a meeting this week the odds are good that someone will suggest gratitude as a discussion topic. Just by virtue of being in recovery we have plenty to be grateful for, and now with Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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I Have the Power

The power to change the way I react to the disease of addiction. The power to stop its destructive spread. For too many years I was consumed by the poison my son was consuming. I snarled and yelled and argued … Continue reading

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