Category: Beyond Recovery

HUNGER FOR WHOLENESS II: PTSD As a Source of Addiction, BEAMLiFE as a Source of Solution

Joseph Volipicelli (2000, p. 256) and his research team, came to the conclusion in their study “The Role of Uncontrollable Trauma in the Development of PTSD and Alcohol Addiction,” that PTSD can develop in people who have experienced one or more life-threatening situations where they were unable to protect themselves, or control the outcome of…
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HUNGER FOR WHOLENESS III: The Beginning of Life Sets the Stage

On the other hand, we can back off the parents some, and consider Mate’s information about infants with caregivers who just are emotionally imbalanced and unable to handle their own external environment. These caregivers may just be agitated and nervous, but still create an atmosphere too frightening for the baby to handle, still another form…
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HUNGER FOR WHOLENESS IV: Heal Yourself Before Giving Birth

The price is just too much for the little ones who have to live with us while we go through our own recovery. As Mate’ pointed out with his own mother, we women do not have it in us to provide the safe, compassionate, and unconditional environment we want for our children, while we are…
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BECOMING THE PERSON YOU WERE MEANT TO BE: Where to Start

By Anne Lamott We begin to find and become ourselves when we notice how we are already found, already truly, entirely, wildly, messily, marvelously who we were born to be. The only problem is that there is also so much other stuff, typically fixations with how people perceive us, how to get more of the…
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