How To Better Tolerate Emotional Pain

On Emotional Pain I have had a month of high stress and decreased tolerance to emotional pain. It happens. Especially when a lot of what stresses you out is outside of your control. There is a crisis brewing and I need to make sure my emotions are in check. A crisis is a highly emotionally … Continue reading How To Better Tolerate Emotional Pain


There is a lot of talk around self-control especially in the field of addictions and emotion regulation (those go together for some reason). The story sounds a little like this. "I know this is a bad decision, I logically know this will crash and burn but I can't help myself. I'm on a freight train … Continue reading Trains

Life Starts When You Stop: Lessons From AA

Over the years I have learned a lot from the 12-step tradition about myself, others and life in general. Here are some of my favorite AA slogans. Live and let live. This, too, shall pass. More will be revealed. No pain, no gain. You will be amazed. Let it begin with me. Have a good … Continue reading Life Starts When You Stop: Lessons From AA

Insanity, Explained.

  Definition of insanity: doing the same exact thing over and over but expecting different results. Contrary to popular belief, unhappiness doesn't always come from being overly pessimistic about the future. Quite the contrary. Let me explain what I mean. People are unhappy not because of one event, one mishap, one accident, one loss, one … Continue reading Insanity, Explained.

Addicted to Food?

It's amazing how certain things can change so fast simply by a shift in attitude, perspective and action. But it all starts with more awareness and information. I've been reading "The End of Overeating" by David Kessler. When they called it "the groundbreaking book that will change the way you look at food - forever", … Continue reading Addicted to Food?