Over many years, I have had men and women consult me who battled alcoholism but not successfully. They have participated in outpatient substance abuse programs, residential programs, A.A. and, in some instances, a combination of all three.
Getting blamed does not feel good, whether you deserve it or not. I share some thoughts on how to avoid self-blame, how to not let blame from others get to you, and why you might want to give up blaming others—for anything.
Endorphment, the endorphin rush of being endorsed--We don't fall in love, we climb in it, feeling endorsed by someone who affirms and elevates our status. We fall when love ends and we're dis-endorsed, or just when we feel dis-endorsed by the better circumstances our ex enters on exiting us.
Now that science finds similar pathways lighting the brain whether it’s on sugar or cocaine, many overeaters feel validated. They’ve known this “hijacking” for years. Others, puzzled by all the fuss, wonder “Why not just have one?
It’s not easy being a teen girl and not easy parenting one. More than previous generations, today’s teen girls face a daunting range of stressors that put them at risk for serious issues including self-harming behaviors, substance abuse, eating disorders, anxiety and depression.
As I described in my personal health journey, I was once a doctor suffering from a wide array of health conditions before I finally woke up to the fact that the root causes of my illnesses were more emotional than biochemical.
The To-Do list has in many instances turned out to be a highly effective way of getting things done. However, we all have some to-do list items that we chronically fail to get around to despite all of the best intentions.
Edith Piaf, the famous French singer sang "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien." (I Have No Regrets). Should we follow her advice and try to live in the moment, without looking back and without any self-judgment? Or, can we sometimes learn valuable lessons by analyzing our behavior and its consequences.
Recently, James Hansen, noted scientist with the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies wrote in an op-ed for the New York Times that development of tar sands as proposed in Canada would propel us onto an inexorable course of global warming that would be disastrous both ecologically and financially.
To have a healthy body, it is necessary for us to take action of a physical level with diet and exercise, but to have a healthy relationship with food, it is necessary for us to understand ourselves on a deeper emotional level or to uncover why we eat the way we eat.