Alumni Perspective: My Problem Was ME!

by Jeff M. (Sullivan 2008) In my first year of sobriety I made the rather startling discovery that my problem was not really alcohol, it was me! Specifically, my problem was centred in the way I had perceived the world and myself, the way I thought, and my inability...

Getting Out of the Problem and Into the Solution

by Maryel McKinley, PhD When we get sober, it is as though we have literally stepped out of the darkness and into the light. Our lives were full of misery, loneliness and despair. But by the grace of God we were able to have a glimpse of hope, as a lit match lightens...

Gratitude Schmatitude: Six Solutions to Common Obstacles

by Michelle Wahlder, MS, LPC, PCC Have you ever felt so tired, beat-down and stressed out that conjuring feelings of gratitude seemed downright ridiculous, and perhaps even a little infuriating? If so, you are not alone. The truth is, most of us have been raised in an...

Video: Opening Your Heart With Gratitude

Do you think this is just another day in your life? It’s not just another day. It’s the one day that is given to you – today. If you do nothing else but learn to respond as if it were the first day in your life and the very last day, then you will have spent this day...

Why Humility is Important for Recovery from Addiction

by Patrick Meninga Humility is important for a successful recovery. Many of us nod our heads and say “yes, of course it is,” but deep down do we really believe it? Almost any recovering addict or alcoholic runs the risk of overconfidence after they get...