depression

Why Addiction?

Why Addiction?

Yesterday, I was thinking about why people become addicted.  Don’t remember where I heard this, but while thinking of this, something I learned years ago came back to me.  When we seek refuge in drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling, love or whatever the addiction may be, we are attempting to satisfy one (or all) of these three needs:

REVERSE ANXIETY: PART X, 7 HABITS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

REVERSE ANXIETY: PART X, 7 HABITS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

n therapy, one of the most tenacious foes I face is helping someone realize they're wrong.   Most people that come into my office are just dead wrong!  About what?  About what they believe about their future.  

Reverse Anxiety: Part VI, Calling Anxiety's Bluff

Reverse Anxiety:  Part VI, Calling Anxiety's Bluff

Our minds love to project us into a catastrophic future filled with doom and terror.  This part of our makeup can't help but flash images of certainty in front of us.

Reverse Anxiety: Part II, What I Say Anxiety Is NOT!

Reverse Anxiety:  Part II, What I Say Anxiety Is NOT!

Process of illimination works great when diagnosing cars.  Going through a checklist of what is not the problem can be a great way to nail the problem done.    Let’s start off with what anxiety is not.

“Tarp Man…Upcycled”  Part III

“Tarp Man…Upcycled”  Part III

This last Saturday we went out to distribute supplies and build relationships like we always do.  We didn’t go to Tarp Man’s bench this time.  But as we drove home, I noticed he wasn’t warming the bench anymore.