We often view negative emotions as things that happen to us. However, emotions are phenomena that we create. Emotions can have an external trigger, but there are things you have to do in order to experience and maintain a full-blown emotion. Emotions aren’t an external condition that has to be endured. In fact, your negative emotions can be incredibly useful if you know how … [Read more...] about Make Your Negative Emotions Work For You Instead of Against You
The winter holidays are supposed to be a magical time of year. However, they can pose extra challenges if you’re trying to live sober. You may look forward to decorating the tree and baking sugar cookies. Then, you remember crowded shopping malls and family dinners with distant relatives asking you about your childbearing plans. You may also wonder how you’ll handle … [Read more...] about A Sober Living Guide for the Holidays
An estimated 6.5 million adults took part in Dry January in 2021. If you’ve missed out on making it one of your new year’s resolutions, you can still celebrate a similar occasion any time of year. While some adults need to avoid alcohol completely, others may prefer a more gradual approach. For them, a British charity group helped start a movement in 2014 to quit drinking … [Read more...] about Who Else Wants to Give Up Alcohol for a Month?