Let’s Keep the Party Going

December is always a busy month, filled with travel, gifts and holiday parties. Before we know it, the month and the 11 months that precede it are over and we are faced with another year, filled with the unknown, both positives and negatives. I always think of January...

Holiday Boundaries

The holidays inevitably seem to test our boundaries, particularly with family members. It can be so difficult deciding which set of family members/friends to spend your holiday with, or if your like me, wondering if you should try to make multiple stops throughout the...

Conquering The Holidays

I don’t know about you, but there is a very big dialectic that occurs for me when the holidays come around every year. The dialectic is one of like and dislike. Don’t get me wrong, I love tradition, shopping, family, friends, and parties, and at the same time all of...

Take Time to Relax

When I arrived at my office this morning, I did what most people normally do: turn on the computer and check my e-mail. It was interesting to me this morning, that I pulled up an e-mail from Behavioral Tech, an organization founded by Marsha Linehan, who developed...

Addiction​, Recovery and The Holidaze

The ‘Holidaze’ are a stressful time; full of pent up emotions and often resulting in very intense interactions between family members and those we are closest to. For those in addiction/recovery, the holidaze, may mean a tenuous time filled with the...