Part Two: Get Real Sobriety: Healthy Relationships ft. Samantha Matern

Part Two: Get Real Sobriety: Healthy Relationships ft. Samantha Matern

Regarding COVID-19

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In these times it can be challenging to find to find the beauty, the joy, and the positivity in life. And yet history shows us, through tragedy is when human beings are often at their best. It is through the darkest moments that sometimes, all…

Part One: Get Real Sobriety (feat) K Samantha Matern

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Part One: Get Real Sobriety: Healthy Relationships ft. Samantha Matern

"Until we make the unconscious conscious, it will direct our life and we will call it fate". CG Jung

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"To let the unconscious go it's own way and to experience it as reality is something that exceeds the courage and capacity of the average European. He prefers simply not to understand this problem. For the spiritually weakened this is the…

Regarding Relationships; Two nonnegotiable elements

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By Samantha Matern, Counselor – M.A., J.D.   The two most important, nonnegotiable elements of a healthy relationship of any kind are trust and respect. Love is not a mandatory element of a healthy relationship - only trust and…

Addiction vs Recovery - By; Elaine H.

Samantha Matern (AKA: Sam, Sami), has a Masters in Counseling Psychology, a Doctorate in Jurisprudence (law degree), and is registered and certified in Addictions Counseling. Samantha is also a Certified Addictions Educator and is currently…

The Grappling Alternative; By Adam

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Editorial: Samantha Matern (AKA: Sam, Sami), has a Masters in Counseling Psychology, a Doctorate in Jurisprudence (law degree), and is registered and certified in Addictions Counseling. Samantha is also a Certified Addictions Educator and…

A Sacred Relationship: Holding the flashlight

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A Sacred Relationship: This statement refers to the relationship between the therapist and the client. There is truly an art and a technique in listening. It allows for the opening of the attainment of power. It's the power…

Clarity; Our Experiences Are Not Mistakes

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I think for this entry from Marianne Williamson's Language of Letting Go, it really depends on your value system or your belief system. This entry talks a lot about God, a lot about there being a "plan". For some people this might sound…

Holding Your Own; Trust What YOU know

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It can be difficult to trust ourselves, to return and re-align with our natural given intuition and instincts. After years of avoiding, neglecting, or allowing others to dominate or oppress us, we can finally discover just how far away we have…

Be Direct & Honest

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Whether a spouse, significant other, sibling, parent or child ... I have my clients read this over and over again to help them "define the parameters" of each relationship that causes them problems. Defining perimeters means understanding…

Friday's Quotes - C.S. Lewis

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  Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.   We are not living in a world where all roads are radii of a circle and where all, if followed…

Friday's Quotes | C.G. Jung

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-By C.G. Jung Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people. There is no coming to consciousness without pain. The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances:…

Friday's Quotes | M. Williamson

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~ By Marianne Williamson ~ Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.   Spiritual progress is like detoxification. Things have to come up in order to be released. Once we have asked to be healed, then our unhealed…

Bonds of Self

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Serenity exists between acceptance and willingness. Acceptance allows us to find peace in the world, and willingness allows us to be released from the bonds of self. Acceptance does not mean we are in agreement, it does not mean that it gives…

Who & What to Trust

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  Wisdom will always be loving, it will never be cruel, and it will always be in consideration of all living beings. That is how you know who and what to trust. Samantha

Fear; Past or Future

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  When we are afraid, the fear is only connected to either one of two things, the past or the future. More specifically if I'm afraid it's because I've already had the experience and I don't want to experience it again. Or, it's because…

Chocolate vs Vanilla

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Whatever you tend to will grow.  Tending is a form of attention. If my thoughts are the seeds, what seeds am I sowing?  Which Garden am I spending time in? The shit garden or the peace garden? If someone doesn't like you it says more…