Remorse

Remorse

Remorse is a feeling of sorrowful regret over harm we have done. It is a feeling that produces tears. We feel genuine sadness for what we have done to hurt someone or ourselves. There are different types of grieving. We…

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Self-Love

Self-Love

Addiction starts and ends with a lack of self-love. Why would we destroy ourselves if there was not a part of ourselves that did not love us? Recovery starts and ends with self-love. If we truly loved ourselves completely, would…

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Resentment

Resentment

"Holding anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned." Gautama Buddha Resentments arise from failed expectations. You expect people or situations to differ from what…

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Recovery

Recovery

Many people talk about recovery without a clear picture of recovery. Certainly it entails abstinence from addiction. Yet recovery is much, much more than this. Recovery is a way of being, seeing, and doing so as to bring joy and…

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Managing Vulnerabilities

Managing Vulnerabilities

We are accountable for living a “No harm” life. We do this by first taking a careful inventory of our character vulnerabilities, noting those that particularly fit us. It is only through self-awareness that we can then take accountability for…

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