Monthly Archives: March 2012

Recovery Fortune Cookie: Direct Your Anger

Anger is not evil. It is simply power waiting to be directed. – S. Dale Smith I invite you to share your fortune cookie. Dr. Janice Caudill, founder and Clinical Director of McKinney Counseling & Recovery, is a psychologist who … Continue reading

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The Serenity Room: An Addict Afraid

  I’m afraid of the life unlived The child inside me who hollers at echoes And sits cross-legged, to wait. My time gets short And I want to rest, to listen, But the child inside me who runs in circles, … Continue reading

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Partners of Sex Addicts: It’s Only Porn

I told myself it’s only porn. I told myself it didn’t bother me. I told myself all men do it. It’s no big deal. I told myself it’s not really cheating. I told myself I was overreacting. It shouldn’t matter … Continue reading

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Recovery Fortune Cookie: Consequences

In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments – there are consequences. – Robert G Ingersoll I invite you to share your fortune cookie. Dr. Janice Caudill, founder and Clinical Director of McKinney Counseling & Recovery, is a psychologist who … Continue reading

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The Serenity Room: The Freedom of Recovery

The New Colossus Emma Lazarus 1883 Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the … Continue reading

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Partners of Sex Addicts: What’s in a name? Just ask a ‘Co-Sex Addict’

Co-sex addiction, or co-addiction, is a term coined to describe the behavior of person addicted to a sex addict: in theory, the addict is addicted to sex, and the co-sex addict is addicted to the addict. In practice, how is … Continue reading

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Recovery Fortune Cookie: Inferiority

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt I invite you to share your fortune cookie. Dr. Janice Caudill, founder and Clinical Director of McKinney Counseling & Recovery, is a psychologist who specializes in helping … Continue reading

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The Serenity Room: Waiting

Waiting How do they do it? The ones washed ashore. Who in a broken pile put themselves together. Who after the hurricane sort the rubble for the nails that still can hold. Who after being cut dream of stitches. They … Continue reading

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Love Avoidant Strategies in Intimacy Anorexia: The Silent Treatment

Intimacy anorexia is a term coined by sexual addiction recovery expert Doug Weiss to describe the active withholding of emotional, sexual and/or spiritual intimacy in the recovering couples he worked with. It is my belief that intimacy anorexia is particularly … Continue reading

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Recovery Fortune Cookies: Do What You Love

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. – Albert Schweitzer I invite you to share your fortune cookie. Dr. Janice Caudill, founder and … Continue reading

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