Love What You Have

tian dayton PhD
Posted: January 5, 2020
To ring in the New Year I could quote statistics of how certain feelings benefit your cholesterol levels and pump up your immune system and extend your life by 2.3 years. We could discuss that scienc...
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Spend Time Not Just Money

tian dayton PhD
Posted: January 1, 2020
There is no more precious gift to give our children, our partners and those we love than our time. If you look at the faces of kids who are spending time with their parents, there is a quiet ...
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When Having it All Isn’t Having it All

tian dayton PhD
Posted: December 15, 2019
Money is the genie in the bottle that we can turn into anything we want, it’s the Abra Cadabra of life, that magic elixir that can change everything overnight. Or is it? Social media has mad...
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The Many Faces of Grief

tian dayton PhD
Posted: December 5, 2019
“…Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding…. And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous th...
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Emotional Sobriety

tian dayton PhD
Posted: December 2, 2019
It’s dark because you are trying too hard.Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly c...
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The Grief of the Inner Child

tian dayton PhD
Posted: August 8, 2019
(partially excerpted from The Soulful Journey of Recovery Nov. 2019) One of the problematic issues for adult children is that some if not much of their mourning dates from a time and place ...
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Allison Janney and Addiction Awareness

tian dayton PhD
Posted: May 18, 2019
Allison Janney and Bob Miller of Freedom Institute Freedom Institute of New York City honored  Emmy and Oscar wining actress Allison Janney, in recognition of her contributions in raising awaren...
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Psychodrama in London: “Finding a Part of Myself”

tian dayton PhD
Posted: May 14, 2019
What if we could connect with the parts of ourselves that are hidden inside of us. The kid in us who wants attention, who is creative and spontaneous. The artist in us, the story teller, the writ...
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Go Where It’s Warm

tian dayton PhD
Posted: January 3, 2017
My daughter says of the many (read: endless) pieces of advice I have given her, one that she really uses is to “go where it’s warm” i.e. choose the activity that you feel most like doing so tha...
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Children Learn What They Live -The Recovery Version

tian dayton PhD
Posted: February 22, 2017
It’s COA Awareness Week (Children of Addiction) If children live with parents who are high, They learn that people are unpredictable and unreliable. If children live with denial, They learn to mist...
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