Strong Recovery

Intellectual Recovery

Intellectual Recovery A Strong Recovery is an Intellectual Recovery The world is filled with unlimited information at your fingertips.  Yet making meaning and decisions from this data can prove difficult.  The fight of our lives has a way of knocking us up side the head and it leaves us dazed and confused. When was the last…

Strong Physical Recovery

Strong Physical Recovery Physical recovery from defects, issues, damage, and addictions takes time. 12 Elements of a strong recovery can help you win the fight of your life. At the end of a fight you are exhausted and beat up. Your energy reserves, tolerance for pain, and willingness to take on another round are gone….

Twelve Steps to Strong Recovery

Twelve Steps to Strong Recovery The Road to Strong Recovery The road to a strong recovery is often a bumpy one.  Our expectations can be like a smooth high speed expressway but the reality is early recovery is more like a logging road filled with pot holes and dangerous obstacles.  When the fight of your…

Real Recovery

Real Recovery

Real Recovery Finding Real Recovery Many people struggle along for years not finding real recovery.  They are trapped in a search for a goal that just doesn’t feel real.  In many cases they can recite the slogans but don’t report the joy of new life in recovery. Consequently recovery doesn’t feel real or seem possible….

Strong Anchors

Counseling In A Storm

Counseling In A Storm When people come to me they are in a furious storm of life.  Things are usually so bad it really is the fight of their lives.  People have some tools that have worked in the past but don’t seem to be as useful as they once were.  Let me illustrate with…

Recovery Effort

Recovery Is A Team Effort

Recovery Is A Team Effort “Recovery is the most selfish thing you will ever do.” You either love or hate this saying.  I want to respond by saying, “there is no “I” in recovery but addiction has two of them”. People see how active addiction is selfish. They feel guilt, shame, and condemnation for it….

Where we work.

Failure to Launch Part III

Failure to Launch Part III of III This blog will look at why we should take action on Failure to Launch and how to make the most from coaching and counseling. Part I Review Part I briefly looked at how each age has its own spirit.  This idea helps us understand the context in which…

Emerging Adults Fuel

Failure to Launch Part II

Failure to Launch Part II Failure to Launch Review Part I In part I we looked at how 42 million millennials are stuck in the basement unable to launch themselves into the world of independence.  We looked at the issues that characterize many of these cases and we considered how various historical, cultural, parental, and…


Failure to Launch

Failure to Launch In recent weeks, thanks to the Pew Research Group and a host of bloggers we have been told about Failure to Launch Syndrome.  We have been told that 42 million Millennials are living at home. That they are unable or unwilling to do much of anything beyond their selfish desires. You might…

Porn Changes Sexual Appetites

Porn Changes Sexual Appetites

Porn Changes Sexual Appetites   What happened to “you are born that way”? Years ago the message about your sexuality was “you are born that way” and today we are all witnessing how sexuality is far more flexible. You may not be convinced but as a society it is changing rapidly. We live in a…