What You Need to Know to Understand and Reduce Mental Health Stigma

In honor of World Mental Health Day 2016, I want to address the important issue of stigma and mental illness. Recent statistics indicate that approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. will experience mental illness in a given year. Suicide rates continue to climb, with suicide being the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., equivalent… Continue reading What You Need to Know to Understand and Reduce Mental Health Stigma

Loving an Addict in Recovery – 5 Ways to Rebuild Your Relationship

Being in a relationship comes with all kinds of challenges. We are constantly hearing about how to build intimacy, improve communication, share responsibility, create friendships, manage finances, raise children and so on. But for couples where one partner is in recovery from addiction, these how-to ideas often fall short. When you love an addict, you… Continue reading Loving an Addict in Recovery – 5 Ways to Rebuild Your Relationship

Focus on Your Truth

How do you find your strength? That unique essence that says you exist, you matter. Maybe you know it’s there, inside of you, solid and powerful, a compact source of energy. Like the fastball that resides within the pitcher’s body-mind-arm-glove, setting up for release. But sometimes, this inner strength is harder to locate and retrieve. We struggle… Continue reading Focus on Your Truth