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Gratitude in Recovery by Greg Binns, LMFT

November 28th, 2015 / Uncategorized / No Comments

Have you ever been encouraged by anyone to practice an “attitude of gratitude?” Have you ever been annoyed by that suggestion? Be honest, come on. Okay, so given that you’ve answered “yes,” let’s look at what the big deal is with gratitude in recovery. Here’s a short list of reasons why practicing gratitude more often […]

Gratitude to Support Recovery by Kris Winslow, LMFT

  One concept that is a common theme for those in recovery is that of gratitude. An “attitude of gratitude” is thought by many to be the key to happiness and hopefully to sobriety. Unfortunately I have noticed that those who seem to be the biggest vocal proponents of gratitude are the people who really […]

Reflecting on Blessings by Anna McClelland, LMFT

Our culture, fueled by social media and the need to get ahead, encourages consumerism, self-obsession and immediate gratification, which keeps us stuck in a state of WANT. When you are operating in the WANT state, nothing is EVER enough (or good enough). This way of thinking leads to low self-esteem, anxiety, symptoms of depression, feelings […]

Gratitude is the Key by Sara Loughlin, LCSW

Gratitude is one of the key tools 12 step programs use to help addicts recover. However, gratitude is very helpful whether one is in recovery or not. There is a newer branch of psychology called positive psychology. Instead of focusing on pathology, this branch studies what makes happy people happier than the rest of us. […]

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