Healing Is Not Linear

If you have been following the Caring Counselor blog, you have probably noticed a sharp drop in the amount of content being put out the past few weeks. I take personal responsibility for it and […]

Can You See Things My Way?

  It was 8:30 at night.  I received a call on my cell phone from my dad, asking if I had gotten home from work yet.  I told him no, as I had stopped for […]

Helping Others to Help Yourself

I was feeling nostalgic. I cleared out the middle of my bedroom floor. I mustered up enough strength to pull a large, blue, 50-gallon plastic tote from the back of my closet. This tote contains […]

Looking In From The Outside

A few weeks ago, I touched on how to cope with addiction and self-care (https://caringcounselor.blog/2017/12/20/addiction-and-self-care/). For that post, I put up a status on my personal social media calling for recovering addicts from all backgrounds […]

New Year, New Me

As the year comes to a close, the hot topic around the water cooler is New Year’s resolutions.  The barrage of questions comes in. “What are you gonna work on?” “You tryna lose weight like everyone […]

The Myth of “Rock Bottom”

Tip prior to reading: “Rock bottom” oft refers to substance use and addiction. I left the majority of terminology broad to allow it to be applied to other areas such as mental health and self-care. […]

Addiction and Self-Care

I am an addict. Yes, your very own “Caring Counselor” is an addict, but not in the traditional sense. I have not once tried drugs or drank alcohol. My addictions are work and women. I recall […]