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I was taught about grief, before I even knew I had any grief. That’s my first thought that comes to mind when I think of the word grief. Although I have written several hundred publications, I do know that I haven’t covered grief in many great lengths. …

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With a title quite self explanatory, and a seemingly endless prolific mind of words, I complete two full years of writing this week. Becoming a professional author, and a semi successful one at that, is not the place I ever imagined being in January 2018.

As most of my readers…

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Living this life as an Author has been a very rewarding experience for myself. Especially on self-therapeutic levels. Being able to sit down and have a conversation with everyone at a moments notice is a blessing. More importantly, those conversations often may have seemed quite simple. …

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There are countless factors out there which can be the fuel involved that pushes the presence of a substance abuse problem, or drives the potential for a relapse. A lot of things on a list like this may very likely be things that we have heard before. There may be…

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It’s a popular discussion piece in treatment and therapy today. We seem to start touching on this subject once our problem(s) begin stabilizing. Whether it’s gaining control of a mental health disease like Bipolar, Anxiety, Massive Depressive Disorder, or Alcoholism/Addiction. We start to see things more clearly again. The cobwebs…

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As a well known quote says, “the decisions we make, dictate the lives we lead.” It’s a quote with a concept that’s not too difficult to understand. Not always, however quite often, our lives go in directions based on choices and decisions that we made in our past.

If we…

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I know that a comparison like this would seem rather obvious when considering which route I should go. However, through the years, and with my many experiences, I have come to the conclusion that there is a lot more complexity in the world of honesty and the truth.

Now of…

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The forgiveness process itself, is a crucial, important factor in the healing of pain and hurt, in so many different ways, for so many different things. When it comes to addiction, sobriety, and a life of recovery, forgiveness, and making amends are part of avenues traveled so much in those…

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When I first had come up with the next idea for writing, I had begun doing my researching in some different areas and fields of anxiety, and the topic that was to be my main goal was Emotional Tolerance, and the Emotional Tolerance Approach. As I began, I quickly got…

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It seems that my research of Mindfulness is on a type of path that doesn’t seem to have an ending. I say that because everytime I start to get on the complacent path while learning about Mindfulness, a new, enlightening knowledge is learned, seemingly out of nowhere. …

Michael Patanella

Author, Publisher, and Editor. I cover mindfulness, mental health, addiction, sobriety, life, and spirituality among other things. MichaelPatanella.medium.com

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