What Are The 4 Horsemen?

The Gottman Institute has developed four signs that signal the end of a relationship, which they call The Four Horsemen. Here is an excerpt from their website, stating where the name came from: “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is a metaphor depicting the end of times in the New Testament. They describe conquest, war, hunger, […]

Happiness Versus Joy According To Brené Brown

Happiness (noun): a state of well-being and contentment; a pleasurable or satisfying experience Joy (noun): the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires; the expression or exhibition of such emotion The Merriam-Webster Dictionary describes happiness and joy as very similar things. In fact, they are […]

Challenges Young Adults Face in Addiction Recovery

Every stage of life is different, with different opportunities and challenges. Addiction treatment is no exception. For most people struggling with a substance use disorder, the problem is not so much the substance as what’s going on in their lives. This makes context extremely important. Since life looks very different at different ages, it makes […]

Healing from an Inferiority Complex

One of the emotional complexes many of us with addiction and mental illness share in common is that of an inferiority complex. We perpetually feel inferior to other people, unworthy and inadequate. We feel as though we’re in competition with other people and that we never measure up. We feel easily threatened by the people […]