Monday, October 20, 2014

Deconstructing Fear

Fear can be a life killer. It really can. I see people struggling with this every day in my therapy practice in the Flatiron District of Manhattan, NYC. And I have no trouble telling my therapy clients that I, too, know what this is like. In fact, it was such experiences in my own life […]

The Complexity of Wanting

I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do, I do not do, but what I hate, I do. St. Paul, Romans 7:15, New International Version How many times have you found yourself in a state of wanting what you don’t want to be wanting? Too many to count? Welcome to […]

Welcome your humanity

  “Some things you must always be unable to bear. Injustice and outrage and dishonor and shame. Not for kudos and not for cash — Just refuse to bear them.” William Faulkner. Blog this!Bookmark on DeliciousDigg this postRecommend on FacebookShare on LinkedinShare on Posterousshare via RedditShare with StumblersShare on technoratiTumblr itTweet about itSubscribe to the […]

addiction & mindfulness

There are layers of emotional pain that underlie addiction. Thus, recovery from addiction requires that we learn to manage and deal effectively (i.e. in healthy and growthful ways) with emotional pain, rather than trying to numb ourselves or escape from it via addictive substances/activities. Let’s pause for a moment to think about and reflect on […]

The Variety of Addictive Experiences

We welcome Chris Kingman, LCSW to the Real Deal as a regular Contributor with this post!  WATRD Editor.  Taking an historical perspective often illuminates complexity while simultaneously deepening our understanding of the subject in question. In thinking about addiction, it is valuable to remind ourselves that human beings have been failing miserably in their attempts […]

How Drug Rehab Can Help You

This guest post graciously submitted by Marilyn Kegley How Drug Rehab Can Help You There are so many challenges that addicts face when trying to break the chains of addiction, but drug rehab treatment is there to help. Each program in rehabilitation treatment is different in order to accommodate different needs and preferences. There are […]

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