Posts Tagged ‘Recovery’

Beyond Surviving: 3 Years Later

September 5, 2016 marks a huge turning point in my life, even though that was the day I took the actions to no longer have life.  The key words being “Turning Point”. There is hope at our darkest times, even though it is hard to see. It’s not a blind hope, and it is full…

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Checkin’ Beyond The Bipolar with Guest Matthew Breuer

Matthew Breuer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in San Francisco, California. Like me, he knows first hand what it is like to live with Bipolar Disorder. Matthew uses his own lived experiences with Bipolar Disorder and his studies of Integral Psychotherapy  to help his clients. Our conversation covered many topics including : Social…

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Checkin’ The Power of a Voice

A single voice can reach out to all those who sit in silence, and it holds that power. It is sometimes weird to say that when someone uses their voice to break down societal barriers, that it gives others permission to do the same. Afterall, we are all free agents who make the choice to…

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Checkin’ Religious Trauma Recovery

Religious Trauma Syndrome is a result of chronic abuses of extremist religions and impact of severing one’s connection with one’s faith. Comparable to a combination of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)  and Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) My guest today, Andrew Jasko, was formerly a Pentecostal Christian minister and missionary to India. Although religious faith was his life’s…

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Checkin’ Addiction & Recovery with Guest Sam Morris

“Wherever you go, there you are” – Jon Kabat-Zinn There are many ways we can find to run away. Run away from a situation, from a relationship, from a setting but essentially from ourselves. We can literally pick ourselves up and move, we can cut people out, we can find comfort in food, find our…

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