6 Ways to Reduce Chronic Pain

6 Ways to Reduce Chronic Pain

Source: Filmwithmark/Pixabay An estimated 30% of individuals in the United States report experiencing chronic pain with females reporting slightly higher levels than males (Johannes et al., 2010). Chronic pain impacts many areas of our lives: relationships, work,...
The Deep Dark Hole of Depression

The Deep Dark Hole of Depression

That deep dark hole of depression is scary yet familiar to so many of us. It feels like it is calling our name just waiting for something to happen. It takes that one rejection, that one failed project, that one broken relationship, that one mess up that pushes us...
Learning to Tolerate Life’s Uncertainty

Learning to Tolerate Life’s Uncertainty

I’m going to propose something a little radical: I want you to stop trying to find the answers to all your burning questions. Stop trying to find the ONE answer to life’s big questions. Stop looking for the key to happiness. Stop looking for what makes the perfect...
Robin Williams Teaches Us About Mental Illness

Robin Williams Teaches Us About Mental Illness

Source: As media journalists run wild trying to get the latest facts surrounding Robin Williams’ death, there are two facts that stick out the most – his history of addiction and his history of depression. Robin Williams’ history of addiction spans decades, stopping...
Don’t Let Your Feelings Become Infected

Don’t Let Your Feelings Become Infected

We’ve all heard the message that it’s better to hold your feelings in than to show them. It’s often so subtle that we don’t even know the message is being sent. You could even say that it’s adaptive. This is especially true at work where we don’t show our emotional...
How Connected Are You to Your Life?

How Connected Are You to Your Life?

It is no coincidence that I called this blog “Addiction Connection.” The word connection was intentional for its many connotations. And for me, the goal of writing is to share ideas, create conversations, and ultimately, write something that also connects...