All posts by Timothy R. Berman

Studied Alcohol/Drug and Chemical Dependency at Edmonds Community College. Working to complete a Bachelor's in Psychology with emphasis on Addiction studies. Developing a Christian based recovery coach program. Publisher of various web content on religion, apologetic, Christian teaching, philosophy, history, recovery, addiction, substance use disorder, and spiritual mindfulness and living.

How To Be Resilient | Thrive Global

Part of our human experience is to face our challenges. By doing so, we increase our resilience. Here is a good article on how to be resilient in life's challenging moments.  How can we be more resilient? How can we shrug off huge challenges in life, persist and — in the end — succeed? So ...

Facing your Goliath on the battlefield

"...for the battle is the Lord's, and he will give you into our hands." (See, 1 Samuel 17:45-47 in context). NOTE TO READERS: This article is an adaptation from a previous article I had published at another blog, and a teaching given by Mormon President Thomas S. Monson. The relevance shares insights in furthering our ...

Waking up to secret combinations: An LDS Perspective on conspiracy

The following is from the Mormon Chronicle regarding conspiracy and secret combinations. Originally published by Darren Andrews on May 8, 2011, this article appears relevant 6 years later. Especially in light of what is happening in our society today. Most of us seem content to accept the world largely in the way it is presented ...

Premise Three: Having a vision to move forward

In the last three articles, we explored the following: Human authenticity and conscious living; Premise One: Authenticity is essential to the human experience; And, Premise Two: Emotional intelligence and our human experience. In this third installment, the discussion focuses on having a vision in order to move forward. Vision gives us a sense of direction. ...

The only thing you need to say to someone who is hurting:

In a recent conversation with a dear friend, we got onto the subject of what happens when people are hurting. My friend is a yoga instructor and her local community recently lost a prominent teacher to a drug overdose, which has spawned important conversations about mental health and community support. Pulling example after example from ...

Drug addicts…. The scum of the Earth!!!

Originally posted on The Recovery Republic:
Having been through rehab twice now for addiction to cocaine, I have learnt that as an addict you need to change the way we think. But how can the addict be expected to change the way they think when society won’t change the way they think about addicts? Albert…

Suffering in silence

Depression forces the individual into a feeling of sadness that persists for long periods and significantly interferes with one’s ability to perform everyday tasks, at home, school or work. ~ Krishnee Appadoo It is a very dark place to be. At least when it comes in like a flood. Suffocating any sense of reason. Once ...

‘I Don’t Know Who I Am’: Establishing Your Sense of Self

Those who do not grow up in a healthy environment—perhaps one scarred by emotional or physical abuse, neglect, or over-parenting—may not develop a sense of self in the same way. Their identities may have been minimally acknowledged, if at all. When feelings and thoughts are ignored in childhood, children may grow up not recognizing that they have their ...

Premise Two: Emotional intelligence and our human experience

Human experience and conscious living develops through our awareness and need for authenticity. As we continue to explore this concept for a more intentional way of living, the truth behind authenticity segues into our need for emotional intelligence. As we evolved from our primitive roots, our survival depended upon one fundamental truth: society. We are ...

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic in American Society is imperative

What we do know is this: Substance use disorder creates a stronghold that prevents individuals from living productive and healthy lives. For this reason, "Substance misuse is a major public health challenge and priority for our nation" (Sylvia Matthews Burwell - Secretary US Department of Health and Human Services). Since this has become a major public health challenge, there is overwhelming evidence that supports policies and programs that focus on prevention, treatment, and sustained recovery (Burwell). What is leading this evidence is our advanced "...understanding of substance use..." as a "...chronic neurological disorder" (Burwell). A focused goal comes out of the report as the aligning of mainstream health care and substance use disorder treatment in order to address the overall health and wellness of an individual. 

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