Addiction is not a moral failing. Rather, it’s a neurochemical response, habituated and modified over time by repetitive use of an addictive substance or behavior. Put very simply, the human brain reacts to certain substances and activities in ways that create the sensation of pleasure. Later, we remember the pleasure that we experienced, and we
See more of Marks work at markgoodson.com Spiritual Awakening I had an estranged discovery re-surge in me; it brimmed out from a distant border, like some cosmic debris, not born in or made for this world. Suddenly, each step became a dance; songs were sung in single words. My thoughts, thrown askance,
Are you like everyone else, needing to de-stress? Do you struggle with negative self-talk, or the need to be perfect, or maybe you’re looking for a new way to fill time and space in your life—preferably a creative one? For some time, therapists, some say even Carl Jung, have been prescribing coloring as one of
Another image of complete beauty captured by Ken Pomerance. The words are by our Editor Nicola O’Hanlon. They were inspired by someone close to her heart, and held onto the statement depicted in the image. In memory of Debbie who passed after a lifetime battle with addiction on 24th February 2016.
Sometimes people wonder if pleasurable behaviors can be addictive. Well, they can. In fact, they’re every bit as addictive as alcohol, cigarettes, cocaine, opiates, etc. And there is a great deal of research that proves this fact. For starters, and most notably, numerous studies tell us that addictive substances and addictive behaviors trigger the same
Kintsukuroi is the Japanese art of fixing broken pottery through the use of a lacquer resin sprinkled with gold powder to mend the broken pieces back together. At some point in the 15th Century, the Japanese started to employ this technique. Collectors everywhere started to clamor after these repaired pieces because they were seen to
I talk about my observations regarding communication and how we seem to be communicating inefficiently regarding Addiction and Recovery in our families and communities. What’s your thoughts? Let us know and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sex addiction is not the easiest thing to recognize, especially if you’re neck deep in it. Even outside observers (friends, family, therapists, etc.) sometimes struggle to identify the problem, primarily because sex addicts tend to be highly secretive about what they are doing. If you are worried about your (or someone else’s) sexual behaviors, and
Beautiful images and beautiful words combined to make a serene and contemplative union by two very talented men.