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Fear of Change: Moving to a New Country

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Fear of Change and Leaving Your Comfort Zone to Move to a New Country   I was born in the US and grew up in Mexico City, where I lived until thirty-three. I had given thought to the possibility of living in another country; however, I discarded this and was “certain” that I would stay in Mexico for the rest…

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Why do People Drink too Much During the Super Bowl?

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Why do People Drink too Much During the Super Bowl?   So, it’s the super bowl again, and I couldn’t care less. I have never paid attention to sports on television, and I believe I’ve only been to a couple of soccer matches in stadiums. I never felt the rush of cheering for a team. I have gone to someone’s…

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How To Deal with The Manipulation of An Addict

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How To Deal with The Manipulation of An Addict When you care about someone who has an addiction, you may find some of their conduct illogical, unsettling and we know this very well here at La Jolla Recovery. Two ordinary threads you can identify in almost all addictions (alcohol, eating, sex, or drugs) are lies and manipulation from the addict….

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How a Simple Life is Better

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How a Simple Life is Better   Our world today is a world of consumerism, the message we are constantly hearing is one of “always needing more but never having enough.” Advertisements bombard us making us think and feel that we need to shop more, become more self-indulgent and, to even eat more. For me, this was a very normal…

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Building better mental health

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Building Better Mental Health Our mental health influences everything we do: how we think, feel and behave in daily life. It affects our ability to cope with stress, overcome challenges, build relationships, and recover from life’s setbacks. Strong mental health isn’t just the absence of mental health problems. Being mentally healthy is much more than being free of depression, anxiety,…

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Addicts and Manipulation

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Addicts and Manipulation Anyone who has a close friend or relative who has struggled with a substance use disorder knows all too well about the manipulative ways of a person being controlled by their addiction. These behaviors cause extreme heartache and pain and even have the power to separate families and end marriages. In a relationship that has been damaged…

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My Story as a Single Mom

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My Story as a Single Mom As a traditional Mexican woman, I never thought divorce was going to be part of my story. The last few years have been a challenging transition period for me, my son, and my now ex-husband.  After many months of dealing with the stress of divorce and handling it to the best of my ability,…

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Looking outside for what’s inside: a dangerous habit

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Looking outside for what’s inside: a dangerous habit We often consider traveling great roads in search of what we want, desires, or needs through which we think our happiness passes. So we immersed ourselves with great enthusiasm in the investigation. Thus, we move forward with the hope of finding the solution to what happens to us. But we do not…

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How a Meditation retreat changed my life

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How a Meditation retreat changed my life Much has been said about meditation lately, and you will surely be able to read shocking articles that tell of its innumerable benefits. There are people who want to change their lifestyle, but do nothing to make that change really happen. Or if they do, it’s a subtle change that barely lasts for…

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