We can become addicted to overeating. That’s the case because eating makes us feel good. So we overeat and we eat for deep-rooted mental and emotional reasons other than hunger.
Some say that the source of all creation is love. I can’t verify that that’s the truth, but I can say without doubt that love is definitely one of the main ingredients. Whatever or whoever created all of this existence is not self-loathing but is self-loving. That’s apparent in the things that were created.
It’s extremely common for people who first get sober to find a different addiction to switch to. This seems to be particularly true among those who are recovering from alcoholism and people who are quitting smoking. A common thing that p...
We look for powerful things to numb our feelings. This is how we survived our childhood, because we couldn’t articulate our feelings. We didn’t have the power, the knowledge, or the sense of safety that made it so that we could express, identify, and discuss our feelings with those who could help us.
The first of the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous is admitting powerlessness over alcohol (or any substance or behavior that is causing negative side effects in our lives); admitting that the thing that we’re doing addictively is a probl...
We can relapse, go through all of the struggles, waste time, and put our health and sometimes even our lives at risk. But a far better option is to discover what work we need to do to overcome the obsessions and disorders in our ways of thinking before those relapses begin.
There are many things you can do to arm yourself against strong physical cravings associated with addiction.
Disease is a physical affliction. Western science categorizes mental illness as an affliction.
In the first stage of quitting a particular behavior, you can immerse yourself in activities that are positive for your physical body (like yoga, exercising, and cleaning the house) that help you relax some of your natural anxieties and create new patterns.
In many ways an addiction to anything is a solution to our original problems of feeling pain and not being able to cope with a variety of negative feelings. No matter how you describe the addiction scenario, it’s really that simple.