September is a month often full of new beginnings and settling into new routines. Read on for a few thoughts on getting that new start on track by reflecting on the past and striving for success through failures.
Letting go of the past and starting over can seem like a terrifying and daunting task, especially when in recovery. Everyone must find the best approach to making a new life in recovery and this requires many difficult choices. However, those choices are not forever and are constantly changing. With new information, new goals, new friends, hope, and courage all things are possible.
Carol Kivler is a nationally recognized mental health speaker, international executive coach/trainer, and author. Most importantly, she is a passionate consumer advocate for mental health. On her website, you can find many short discussion topics such as this which act to open conversations about mental health and offer advice on how to take care of yours. Read more about the importance of lifelong learning and adapting as you grow.
Are the ways you protected yourself in childhood negatively impacting your life today? In this article, Tina Gilbertson talks about the difference between self-protection and overcompensating for past pain. Offering ideas on how to navigate through our pain to lead new healthy lives with healthy relationships despite the pain of the past.
With school right around the corner answer these questions to see if you still have what it takes to make it through the fifth grade.
CBC radio host Matt Galloway in conversation with American actor, writer, and director Dax Shepard who says we can learn more from people’s failures than from their successes — because there’s solace to be found in being honest about the hardships we face in life. Listen to the entire episode here.