Focus on the Process

The road to recovery from addiction is long and full of challenges. It can be hard to persevere in the face of setbacks and stay …

3 Ways to Improve Your Self-awareness

Self-awareness is the beginning of emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence, broadly speaking, comprises self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills. All of these parts are important …

How to Resolve Conflict in Recovery

There are several reasons learning to resolve interpersonal conflict is a valuable skill for addiction recovery. First, interpersonal conflict is the primary source of stress …

Do Positive Affirmations Work?

For decades, positive affirmations have been a tactic espoused by self-help gurus to help people make positive changes in their lives. The idea is simple: …

3 Tips for Dealing with Shame

Shame is a common feeling among people with substance use issues. Many substance use issues begin as a way of self-medicating emotional pain or other …

Investing in Yourself

Many men have a curious blind spot when it comes to investing. We’ll spend months trying to figure out the perfect car or house to …

The Power of Small Improvements

When you think about turning your life around, you probably think of the big things–getting sober, getting a better job, finding a better relationship, moving …