How to Overcome Shame and Guilt in Recovery

shame and guilt

Shame and guilt are two self-conscious emotions that are typically seen as negative experiences. That being said, all people experience them. In fact, shame and guilt are incredibly common in addiction and recovery.  It’s important to know about each emotion and how they can impact your sobriety. Understanding the difference between shame and guilt—and how […]

Building Emotional Intelligence In Recovery

Emotional intelligence (EI) is a key part of recovery because it helps you process emotions and build healthy relationships. In general, emotions play an incredibly large role in the decisions people make. In early recovery, your emotions may feel all over the place.  Many in recovery learn the hard way that you can’t be fully […]

7 Ways to Make Pain Work for You in Recovery

make pain work for you

Pain often serves a purpose — physical pain can remind you to take a break between workouts, for example.  Emotional pain also serves a purpose. For instance, it can allow you time to grieve the loss of a loved one and honor their memory. However, for a lot of people, pain can linger for months, […]

How to Take Care of Yourself During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Take Care of Yourself

Taking care of yourself during the pandemic is critical to your physical and mental health—especially for people in recovery. Most of the world is still learning how to handle the pandemic that’s been a part of life since 2020. By now, one thing is clear—you are either your greatest ally or your own worst enemy […]