"It isn't where you come from; it's where you are going that counts". [Ella Fitzgerald]
Have you ever felt stuck in a vicious and never-ending cycle of extreme anxiety or deep depression? Are you struggling with picking up the pieces and trying to make sense of the world after the death of someone you love? Are you someone in recovery from drugs and/or alcohol, and finding it hard to face the struggles of being newly sober(the overwhelming mix of guilt, low self-esteem, and fear of disappointing others)now that substance use isno longer an automatic option for coping? Life can bring us down, and hard! Sometimes it seems to come out of nowhere—hitting as abruptly as a tidal wave. In only a few moments, the life you’ve built is suddenly underwater and you’re grasping for something to keep you afloat. In these most desperate times,we need to reach out and reconnect with the CORE BASICS of life. The core basics we all need, regardless of whether we are struggling with anxiety and depression, learning to be in recovery, or grieving a deep loss, are:
- to be Loved;
- to be Acknowledged;
- to be Respected;
- and to be recognized and applauded for who we are—our inherent Worthiness.
- Getting unstuck from depression and anxiety—when it seems like life is telling you “you’re done,” but you are NOT!
- Surviving the transition back into society post-addiction when you are trying to re-claim your role in your family, your workplace, your social circles… but it seems everyone assumes you “are unreliable; incapable or just can’t be trusted anymore.”
- Coping with grief and extreme loneliness after your loved one’s death or because of major life-changes that have turned your world completely upside down, such as ending a marriage or relationship, losing a job, or being forced to start over in a new place.