How Do We Know If/When We’re Handling Stress Constructively?

How am I supposed to man-handle my stress if it’s attached to my unconscious mental iceberg and I’m not even aware it’s down there? Huh?! I think that what I’ve been doing recently is shoveling my stress into my unconscious and letting THAT have a go at it. And it isn’t working out. And it’sContinue reading “How Do We Know If/When We’re Handling Stress Constructively?”

If It’s MY Choice, Why Am I So Grouchy About It?

I do want to do it, but I don’t. I want to want to do it, but I really don’t want to do it. This internal back-and-forth, tug of war bologna, is driving me nuts. What’s a person to do? And whose idea was it anyway to endow humans with this aggravating business of havingContinue reading “If It’s MY Choice, Why Am I So Grouchy About It?”

Someone’s Confused

By the time folks “decide” to get sober, they’ve likely been tossing around the idea of quitting drinking for a long long time. There’s always a part of us, regardless how small it is, that doesn’t want to stop. And so we engage it, become confused by it, think about it, talk about it, andContinue reading “Someone’s Confused”