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The Problems with Acceptance and Why We should Practice it Anyway

Acceptance is a complicated and loaded term in the counseling world. We generally hold it up as an aspirational value, particularly in recovery circles, but the term, the concept and the practice are laden with nuance and difficulty. 1,495 more words


happy girl blues {blog entry}

my favorite thing is making other people proud because it makes me feel good about myself. it doesn’t mean i feel good about myself, but that i feel good for making someone else, make me… 469 more words

True Freedom

“We have been told that freedom is the ability to pursue petty, trivial desires when true freedom is freedom from these petty, trivial desires.”

― Russell Brand, Revolution

What does it feel like to be a drug addict?


Its relief is not like having a cold drink of water on a hot dry day. The relief is colder.

Its satisfaction is not like having a warm, home cooked meal at the end of a journey. 263 more words


A Harmonic Convergence

via Daily Prompt: Theory

Word count: 452 / Reading time: 2 minutes or less

Thank you, Daily Post, for today’s serendipitous prompt.  I observed something yesterday that made me very angry.  441 more words

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