Moving Past Shame

Running from shame is understandable. This avoidance can initially help you cope with the discomfort of the pain that underlies it. Facing it head-on is uncomfortable and intimidating. Thus, it seems like a “no-brainer” to choose the path that is initially less painful. However, with continued avoidance, the pain can

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What Do We Do About Bullying?

I finally watched the documentary Bully, which had received a fair amount of attention documenting a serious issue. This documentary follows several children and their families, as well as school officials, to see how they are dealing with bullying in their communities. Bully brings attention to a serious topic, and

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After a Relapse

After relapsing, it is common to experience shame, frustration, sadness, fear, and even anger. Getting back on track can seem pointless and the future can seem uncertain. This makes the days and weeks after a relapse extremely delicate and critical. At this point in recovery, it is easy to slip

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