Randy Withers, MA
As a species, homo sapiens have evolved over tens of thousands of years into the relatively complex creatures we know and love today. Human beings, like all other mammals, are animals. Unlike other animals, though, our brains have developed over time into complex organs capable of complex and abstract thought. We can ponder the most erudite of subjects, from the merits of space exploration to abstract concepts like justice and spirituality. But at the end of the day, humans are still animals, with brains that still retain some unsophisticated “caveman” ways of thinking about things. Willpower is one such example. For the purpose of this discussion, the terms “willpower” and “self-control” are synonymous. They can both be defined as the human brain’s ability to override physiological impulses on which we would otherwise act. In short, self-control is about the battle between mind and body. It is a uniquely human attribute, but it is by no means equally or fairly distributed throughout our species.
Early addiction recovery is a fragile thing. One of the most frequent contributing factors in relapse is something we call "cross-addiction". Essentially what cross-addiction means, is that if you are alcoholic or addicted to other mood altering drugs, you a potentially addicted to all mood altering drugs.
Randy Withers, MA, NCC, LPCA, LCAS-A
Whether a fresh faced graduate or a seasoned executive, finding a new job is incredibly hard. You would think that the Internet has made things easier, but it turns out all it does is broadcast openings to your competition. Depending on whom you talk to, experience matters, unless it can count against you, as the concept of “lateral skills” seems to vary from company to company. The point is, not only is job hunting a competitive sport – it’s also confusing. Be proud if you have managed to finagle your way to the first interview, but don’t get too comfortable. Your first interview may well be the most challenging obstacle you face. Here are four things to remember so you don’t blow it.