5 Times to Embrace the Power of Negative Thinking

Yes, REALLY. My whole life I have been told to embrace the power of positive thinking. This was something a lot of adults said to me, a negative, nervous little girl, riddled with anxiety. Well, that and “stop worrying or you’ll give yourself an ulcer.” Thanks, Mrs. Nicholson! Ulcers don’t work that way! Anxiety is

5 Ways to Live Well with Chronic Pain

None of us ever set out to live a life with chronic pain and illness, but it happens. There comes that moment when you are sitting in yet another doctor’s office going over your symptoms for the third time that week, and the physician is simultaneously squinting his eyes, trying to make sense of your

7 Recovery Mantras for Your Sobriety Journey

Nothing changes if nothing changes. Sometimes I’m still baffled by the fact that this didn’t resonate with me the first time I heard it. When I stumbled my way into the world of recovery, I was met with many words of wisdom from people with good intentions. At the time it frustrated me, as these