Why Do We Develop Addictions?

From our previous post, we discovered that addiction is a brain disorder that controls and magnifies our desire for a certain substances or behaviors. But why do we become addicted…to anything? There are many theories about why people become addicted. According to Dr. Jennifer Fernandez from the Pathways Institute, the most popular theory is the disease model. This theory explains …

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What is Addiction?

Did you know that… • Addiction is a disease that is completely treatable • Addiction is unpredictable—it can happen to anyone at any time and excess stress can cause relapse at recovery • Many addicts suffer from co-occurring disorders, meaning they have other mental health conditions The more you understand addiction, the better prepared you will be to combat it …

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Collateral Damage: What happens when we don’t control our Anger?

We know from our previous blogs on the subject that anger is a normal emotion, and when used as naturally intended could even save your life. But It becomes a problem when it becomes destructive. Collateral damage occurs when anger becomes destructive or unhealthy, such as in the case of a battered spouse, an abused child or simply destructive to …

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Anger Management: 3 Successful Ways to Make your Anger work FOR you

In our previous entry, we explored how “triggers” prompt us to get angry, and the importance of identifying and recognizing those triggers. This single action can change our MINDSET, allowing us to avoid destructive anger. In this post, we’ll discuss how you can manage your anger effectively and share 3 ways to make your anger work FOR you. The key …

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Why do we get angry? 3 Ways Our Emotional Triggers Can Actually Help Us

“Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.” —Proverbs 14:29 We know from last week’s blog that anger is a natural and normal emotion. Anger helps us survive by arousing our fear and heightened awareness of potential danger. Left unresolved, though, anger creates an intense desire to destroy something. And when …

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ANGER: Is Anger Good, or Bad?

“Uncontrolled anger is like a wild fire, it destroys everything in it’s path.” -James Justin Summer season is here! What better time to talk about anger than the hot, steamy days of July. Anger is one of the most requested topics by our blog readers. What is anger? It’s a state of mind or a feeling that warns you of …

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How to Expose Shame?

Watch this powerful video as Dr. Brené Brown reveals the three things shame requires to grow; and the one thing that can stop shame in its tracks! Shame and vulnerability researcher Dr. Brené Brown says, shame is the intensely painful feeling that we are unworthy of love and belonging. It’s the most primitive human emotion we all feel; and the …

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The Foundation of True Love

“Let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is …

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7 Things that People Want in Life

“The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy. I came that you may have life and enjoy life it in abundance” (John 10:10). The abundant life includes both achievements and fulfillment. It’s the fullness of “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control” (Galatians 5:22-23). What do want in life? Here’s the list of 7 most common things …

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