Tuesday, December 6, 2016

New Mistakes

July 12, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image

 Updated and graciously re-posted from Gürze:   We are sitting in a circle, a dozen high school students and I.

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 […]

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 […]

deciding to live consciously and creatively

Effective therapy in NYC and beyond is about helping people create new realities in their lives—internally AND externally. And creating new realities starts with a decision to participate consciously and creatively in the present moment. Deciding to step into a conscious/creative mindset is so subtle as to almost be unrecognizable as an action that we […]

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 […]

How Bulimia Changes The Brain

October 10, 2011 by  
Filed under Bulimia

Many people with bulimia talk about the addictive nature of the disease. Aided by brain imaging advances, scientists are looking for evidence that compulsive non-drug behaviors lead to long-term changes in reward circuitry. While we know that certain foods, especially those that are high in sugar have been shown to influence dopamine activity, new research released by […]

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