Mental Health

Serenity Prayer

Some of you may be familiar with the Serenity Prayer: God grant me theSerenity to accept the things I cannot change,Courage to change the things I can, andWisdom to know the difference. Twelve Step Programs (For more history and the more complete versions: Here I present a variation: I oftentimes need to remind myself …

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Remembering Names

Something that I have struggled with my whole life is remembering names, especially of people I meet. This past couple of years I have made an effort to remember names and three things have helped me: 1) One thing that really helped me start remembering names is deciding I have been living a lie – …

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There is a slogan from Dr. Low of Recovery International that we learn as part of out cognitive behavior training (CBT) that states, “Lower you expectations and your performance will rise.” The basic idea behind this slogan is that if you set lower goals for yourself or lower what you expect to receive or achieve …

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Muscle Memory

Something I learned from being involved in Recovery International and practicing cognitive behavioral training (CBT) is the concept of ‘muscle memory.’ Muscle memory is the idea that ‘Your muscles teach your brain a higher set of values’, something taught by Dr. Low who founded Recovery International and who pioneered CBT. As a segway, most people …

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