despairing man struggles to show vulnerability


No one likes to feel vulnerable. It is a wide-open feeling that many mistake for weakness. People like to think they control their lives and when they feel vulnerable, they feel like someone or something else is making their choices for them. There is a stark difference between feeling vulnerable and being vulnerable. Feeling Vulnerable…

woman and therapist talking about trust


For a lot of us, trust is a major issue. For some of us, we learned early that trusting someone only leads to disappointment and pain. Maybe it comes from childhood experiences. Maybe it stems from a relationship gone bad or trauma we endured as adults. Trust, a massive part of recovery, is also one…

doctor testing man for alcoholism and heart disease

Alcoholism and Heart Disease

Most adults understand that alcohol addiction can be deadly. So many of us have either experienced the ravages of alcoholism first hand or on people we love. Alcoholism hurts people in a myriad of ways. It destroys relationships. It causes vast economic damage through the loss of jobs or missed work. Beyond this, alcoholism ruins…