Fear can fuel us, or fear can control us. When we first enter addiction treatment, many of us are afraid. Not afraid to get help, per se, but afraid as to whether or not we’ll be able to make it … Read More
Your Fear Does Not Control You
Fear and our response to fear comes from the amygdala. The amygdala anticipates fear and when it is activated, it induces the fight, flight, or freeze response. Evolution has provided us with the ability to protect ourselves in the face … Read More
What is the Fear of Missing Out, Really?
We hear terms in recovery like “stay in the middle of the herd”, “get involved” and “be of service”. If we look at the global network of recovery like a herd, a tribe, or a community, we can take these … Read More
Halloween Horrors And Why We Favor Fear
Recently, we discussed the reason we experience a certain sense of pleasure with guilt. Horror movies, thrill-seeking, and adrenaline boosting are guilty pleasures for many people. Fearful things like ghouls, goblins, slasher thrillers, zombie flicks, and haunted houses get our … Read More