man laying down on his floor with a pillow while anthropomorphizing his emotions

Anthropomorphize Your Emotions: How to Improve Your Mood Through Imagination

Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human features to non-human things. It is a way for the mind to change its perception. Thinking of negative emotions as people can help one feel less angry or sad, by assigning them human characteristics. This act of imagination promotes compassion, forgiveness, and understanding of the emotions themselves, changing perceptions…

despairing man struggles to show vulnerability

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…

people talking on couch about resentment and recovery

Resentment and Recovery

Resentment and Recovery While in active addiction, resentment is a dangerous trap. Resentment is a failure to take responsibility for our part in a situation. As addicts, our lives are often filled with situations that can be difficult. Sometimes, it is easier to blame others for our own faults. Recovery requires humility tied to confidence.…