Motivation

“The House That Built Me”

“The House That Built Me.” For most people it’s their childhood home, the place where they grew up, the place where they made their first memories and learned some of their first lessons. But for some, the “House That Built Me” is a different home. It’s still a home where people learned some of their …

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Transfer of Addiction – Interview with Dr. Lara Pence

During my years navigating the recovery world I had doctor after therapist after specialist after mentor warn me of the dreaded “transfer of addiction.” When people who have struggled with addiction become invested in athletics, careers, families, or other passions, professionals raise an eyebrow. New passions come with heavy criticism rather than praise. However, during …

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On Relapse (And Lifting Heavy Things)

On Relapse (And Lifting Heavy Things)

“Why would you throw your life away like that?” “You worked so hard to rebuild, you were happy, why would you make that mistake again?” Our society has written its narrative for relapse: The person with addiction tries to recover. The person with addiction gets weak, or lazy, or just decides they want to throw …

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Not a Defect, But a Superpower

Not a Defect, But a Superpower

Every superhero needs a superpower. And if superhero lore has taught us anything it is that superheroes often come across their superpower through adversity.  For much of their lives young heroes often suffer from being misunderstood.  They struggle while they are learning to harness their uncommon abilities and discover the potential of who they truly …

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