Tough love means you allow a person the dignity of choice.

Love is tough but you don’t have to tough love

You may have heard the term “tough love” when talking about how to leverage a person to enter recovery from an addiction. Oftentimes, this is used in conjunction with a decision that involves asking a person with an addiction to leave his or her family home. Loving a person who struggles with a chronic, relapsing […]

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Photo of prescription medications and the money it takes to buy them.

How to find money for your healthcare

When you have a family member with a disability your schedule is built around finding good medical care to provide the therapy, tests, or medication s/he needs to be as healthy as possible. Medical care is expensive, even for simple routine office visits. However, people have options in how they obtain and find money to […]

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Picture of Elvis and Prince with a poem of the cost of addiction.

What do you remember Elvis for?

Were you alive the day the king died? In an instance, Elvis Presley’s life (b. Jan. 8, 1935-Aug. 16, 1977) became a flash of remorse of how he could have been a dignified man in his later years. He could have been except for the sordid illness of addiction stealing him from himself and from […]

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What do you do to care for yourself?

I won’t ask you about your “triggers” or how you’re coping or what coping skills you’re using. I won’t ask you because I’ve heard feedback from people who have participated in treatment programs  how unhelpful those phrases are. The first time I heard this feedback it stirred up curiosity as it is fundamental to training […]

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What cigarette smokers can teach us about mental health

You don’t have to give up all of your habits associated with cigarette smoking. In fact, you should keep some of them. Through hypnosis and one-on-one coaching, you can give your focused attention on eliminating the harmful habits and strengthening the healthy ones. As a group of people who partake in socially accepted addictive behaviors, […]

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Fear corrodes you; here’s how to stop it

In the oil industry, rust build-up destroys pipes. The speed at which rust spreads depends on how reactive the pipe is to its environment. Corrosion specialists counteract rust and a pipeline’s natural environmental influences by depositing coating chemicals and shooting electric currents through the main pipe and re-directing the destruction to a secondary sacrificial metal. […]

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A little something to get you through

Some people like to pray. Others,  as soon as they hear or read the word prayer go a different direction. They are more open to the concept of phrasing such as an inspirational quote, a mantra or meditation. What phrasing do you prefer when you are working to settle down your over stimulated mind? In […]

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Your Personal Bill of Rights in Relationships

Happy Independence Day New Thought, Right Action readers! Below is a post of a New Thought, Right Action leaders (two in particular) who worked and continue to work in the field of mental health. Their efforts in writing and teaching in the area of recovery from addiction and growing up in dysfunctional families helped define […]

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Addiction abruptly ends lives, but there’s always a New Thought, Right Action to choose

I attended the funeral of a 20-year-old man last week. He died from complications associated with addiction. It was several years of struggle for his family as they helped him navigate resources to manage this chronic, relapsing brain disorder. The funeral home was packed with nearly 200 friends–many of them the same age and most […]

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