Oops! There Goes Another Opportunity

By marilynldavis

So, if there’s all these doors to success, why do we miss so many opportunities? Missed Opportunities are the times we fail to capitalize on the activity, occasion, situation or circumstances that would better our lives or ourselves. Each of us has missed opportunities or not taken advantage of an opportunity often due to self-defeating behaviors, including our fears.

How Urgent Is Your Need for Change? 

By marilynldavis

The reality is that change is going to feel painful, unfamiliar, uncomfortable, and uncertain. Too often people focus only on their pain, what they will have to go through to change, without reflecting on the pain that their actions have caused loved ones and friends.

Help! I Quit Using But I’m Still Acting from Self-destructive Behaviors!

By marilynldavis

By: Marilyn L. Davis ___ What are Self-destructive Behaviors? ___ Self-destructive or self-defeating behaviors are any behaviors that you can realistically foresee, giving you unwanted consequences. These are the behaviors that prevent you from actualizing your goals or guarantees that you will harm yourself in the end. Baumeister and Scher describe “Self-defeating Behavior as the…

Changes Give Us Hope for a Better Future

By marilynldavis

For many addicts and alcoholics coming to terms with the puzzle of addiction – knowing they need to change and doing the complete opposite is frustrating and scary. However, the good news is that the barriers and objections are within you and that means you have the ability to change them. It’s just a matter of isolating them, examining them and then changing what doesn’t work or fit anymore.