When Life Overwhelms, Use This Checklist to Make Sure You Practice Self-Care

“Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.”–Deborah Day It doesn’t matter what brings you to a moment of feeling overwhelmed, stressed, depressed or numb. Maybe it’s work. Maybe it’s relationship stress. Maybe it’s everything all at once, or that one thing you feel is missing… Continue reading

The Link Between Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse: How to Heal

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“In situations of captivity the perpetrator becomes the most powerful person in the life of the victim, and the psychology of the victim is shaped by the actions and beliefs of the perpetrator.”  ― Judith Lewis Herman While domestic violence and substance abuse are often referred to as two separately occurring… Continue reading