Step Ten of AA: Accountability

Step Ten of AA: Accountability

Society sees the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous as the Bible for anyone looking to recover from addiction.  The program has an estimated success rate of between 8% and 12% according to addiction specialists. Furthermore, AA has approximately 2 million…

Ketamine for Depression

Ketamine and the Problem with 12 Step

Editor's note: This is not meant to be a criticism of Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, or 12 Step Programs.  I love the program, rather it is meant to spark the discussion on addiction to change the dialogue and to reassess the problem of drugs in society. Now I’m going to cram more themes into this post than I should try, but here goes...

Our Parents Faults become our own.

My Father’s Faults are my Own

We like to call the process of recognizing our parents shortcomings in ourselves as ending rationalization.  The result is a higher level of emotional intelligence, the ability to see beyond one’s self, an outward mindset.

Dream Big

Dream Big: Why it’s Important

It’s become so cliche these days to preach find your purpose or follow your passion. Nonetheless, I encourage you, dear reader, to ask yourself the following questions. What’s your dream? What is it you want to do? What are you most knowledgeable on? Lastly, what are you best trained to do?

Carrie Doran

Carrie Doran & The Carpe Diem Life

Carrie Doran is a mental health advocate, intensely driven to share her experience in the name of helping others. Her site, The Carpe Diem Life, was named one of the “Top Mental Health Blogs” in 2018. According to Carrie, “Blogging is purely a passion and I do it from a place of compassion and with the purpose to help others.”