The Importance of Asking for Help

Today we have another post from our awesome guest contributor, Sam Bowman! Spirituality and addiction recovery don’t have to go hand-in-hand, but they certainly can. Whether you already consider yourself to be spiritual or you’re grasping for something more that you feel you’ve been missing in your life, tapping into your spirituality, calling on your angels to guide you, and asking for help can be the first crucial steps to recovery from addiction.  Asking for what you need is really okay, especially if you find that you’re struggling on your road to recovery. No one said you have to do it alone! When you ask for what you need, it’s a form of self-care, which should be a top priority for you as you work to better communicate your thoughts, feelings, and needs through the recovery process.  So how can you use spirituality to help you get through this season…

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Gratitude Journaling Prompts

How often are you grateful? Really grateful? Down to your toes, “Gosh, I’m so darn lucky,” grateful? Hopefully you have those moments at least once a day. Gratitude is the practice of being thankful and appreciating the little (and big!) things in your life. If you’re a member of my Facebook group, the Soulsisterhood, then you’ve probably seen my weekly #ThankfulThursday posts where I ask you to share something you’re grateful for! It’s not always an easy thing to do, being grateful, especially when life gets difficult. It’s hard to muster up appreciation for anything when you’re feeply depressed or you’re dealing with very real world issues. Gratitude isn’t a band-aid we can just slap onto our lives to instantly heal everything, but it is an important tool to help you see the overall picture of your life. I recently released Epic Gratitude on my Patreon Page. It’s a mini-ebook…

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Coping Skills: Challenge Your Thoughts

I’m running a 30-day mental health challenge on Instagram in honor of Mental Health Month and it’s provided a lot of reflection for me in just these last few days. My mental health journey was such a deep and sacred experience for me – spanning years. I learned so much about myself and how brains work and how to encourage mine to work better. One of the more life-changing aspects was learning that I was allowed to challenge my own thoughts. (Read this post from 2011: Change Your Thoughts – I’m Learning How) I’m allowed to question them. I’m allowed to question their veracity. I can ask myself if I should act on them instead of impulsively acting on how they make me feel. It’s such an important coping skill. When I was hardcore struggling with my mental health my feelings controlled how I acted 100% of the time. There…

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7 Self-Care Tips for Overactive Caregivers

Among the 12 Jungian archetypes, the Caregiver is recognized to be the most altruistic. Helping others in a snap, they won’t hesitate to give it their best in order to nourish those around them. As such, they are often perceived to be the kindest among the archetypes. They practically embody this whole notion of being a neighbor towards others.  But while all seems to be perfect, the Caregiver is still, after all, human. Limited and imperfect, Caregivers have their own fair share of challenges and problems to deal with. And if they’re not aware of it, they will slowly lose their essence in a way that’s undeserving, especially in this selfless archetype. With that, we’ll be pointing out what these common problems are and 7 self-care tips that they can inculcate in order to better manage all the emotional baggage they’re carrying for others!  Common Caregiver Problems: Becoming problem-absorbers –…

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