Texting is changing communication as we know it, either for good or ill. But the effect it is having on our minds and compulsive behavior has implications that most of us probably don’t want to hear.
Do you struggle with Internet Addiction? Would you believe me if I told you the average American spends more hours a day on the internet than they do sleeping? Well, believe it. Newsweek recently pointed out that “Americans have merged with their machines.” Now before you judge too quickly, think about your own life for a […]
Is there a real difference between love and addiction? A colleague brought up an interesting topic for discussion the other day. He asked the simple question, “Is love the same as addiction?” This is one of those questions that, on the surface, I believed I had thought of before, though I honestly never entertained the comparison. […]
The Impact of Social Media This discussion comes up quite frequently these days, and as someone who has spent years working in social media marketing, I’ve seen both the good and bad sides of this phenomenon. When I say “social media,” I am referring to the social networks that are becoming more and more prevalent […]
Two life coaches in NYC who hosted a radio show “The Pursuit of Happiness” committed suicide in their Brooklyn apartment. Our thoughts go out to John and Lynne. If you or anyone you know is struggling with this issue, please seek help. To remember their memory, here is a clip of their show “The Pursuit […]
Thriveworks Community Forum features member and counselor discussions, ranging from specific symptoms and related conditions, to topics concerning happiness and health. “If it takes a village to raise a child”, a village (community) can help individuals when they are in the middle of divorce, struggling with addiction, working through relationship problems, or even struggling with […]
Why do we lie? Have you ever caught yourself lying for no reason? Tomiko Logan, Thriveworks Atlanta Counselor, was featured on Atlanta’s Liar Liar show on KISS 104 to help explain why. Tomiko challenged Atlanta (and people everywhere) to detox and purify so that they can get back to telling the truth. How? Step 1 […]
Counseling for Addiction: Disease, Choice or Something Much More Complex? Everyone has their own views and opinions on the origins of addiction. Some view it as a moral failure; others view it as an inherited disease over which they have no control. Some view it as proof that someone just hasn’t yet matured. I hope […]