The Holiday season is once again upon us. For the newly recovering person, the season can be a difficult time, filled with stress, unreasonable expectations, distorted emotions, loneliness and festive situations. Any one of these ingredients could lead to relapse but taken together can be a recipe for disaster. Rather than getting caught up in the insanity of the holidays, and putting yourself on a slippery slope, why don’t you give you and your family the gift of laying the foundation and committing to “finding your true self” this Holiday Season. It could be the greatest and most rewarding gift you give: to yourself and to your loved ones-the gift that keeps on giving for years to come.
Now you might be scratching your head and asking, “ my true self …who the hell is that”? I hated my old self: the self consumed by drugs and alcohol; the narcissistic self steeped in self-loathing and egomania; the self that made endless broken promises and loss of many promising job. So what leads me to believe “my true self” is anything different than my old self, you might be asking- and how do I go about finding this enigmatic self?