Recovery is a journey. Well, all of life is a journey but the recovering addict’s journey is a bit more perilous – it’s saturated with land mines (seriously they’re everywhere; ladies and gents, welcome to the mine-laden mind of the addict). Anywho, the purpose of this site is to provide navigational content ensuring we sidestep the mines or obliterate them altogether. So, without further ado, welcome to the e-recoveryreview basecamp!

Surviving Covid-19: Emotional Fortitude During Anxious Times

Emotional Cluster*ck. Emotionally disconnected.Depressively unattached. Yet, somehow inspired. Odd how that works.  I turn on the news. The sensationalism is worse than Shaq’s jump shot, creating a general distrust of the media. Maybe it’s the uncertainty of it all that is driving me up the wall. Us … Read More

KISS [Keep It Simple Stupid]: Stop Complicating Life

Leonardo da Vinci is often credited with this lovely poetic verse. It’s too beautiful to simply cite one sentence, I had to give you the whole enchilada. However, that first line, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication,” gets my neurons firing… what an incredible insight. Albert … Read More

How To Deal With Negative People (5 Powerful Insights)

We have all experienced it.  The “draining” that is.  The emptying that arises when a negative individual walks into the room and your passions cringe in defeat.  You know, the energy vampire who sucks all the positivity and emotional oxygen out of the atmosphere.  Too … Read More

Pain Changes People: Discomfort, The Spirit’s Informant

Anger, A Mighty Ally As a culture, we tend to equate anger with abuse, aggression, or immaturity; as if it is synonymous with either power and intrigue or lack of control and emotional instability. Incredulously I throw up my hands in surrender. Why must feel-good … Read More

AA Back To Basics: The Brainchild Of AA Or Wally P?

Wally P’s “Back To Basics” Speaking of the basics, is there ever a time when working the 12-Steps that one is beyond basic? I’ve heard the 12-Steps described as spiritual kindergarten or as the pancakes “just add water” variety. I think once more the question … Read More

Smart Recovery Handbook: The ABC Crash Course (REBT)

Therapeutic Presuppositions Presuppositions, as a necessary precondition for knowledge, have always fascinated me. When in my early twenties I was first introduced to Cornelius Van Til and his celebrated presuppositional apologetics my brain practically burned out at the synapses. Like the so-called transcendental argument, I … Read More

17 Of The Best Road Less Traveled Quotes (M. Scott Peck)

Who Was M. Scott Peck? “M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist (born May 22, 1936, New York, N.Y.—died Sept. 25, 2005, Warren, Conn.), wrote the best-selling book The Road Less Traveled (1978), which was credited with revolutionizing the self-help genre. Self-help books had typically offered tips for succeeding in business, … Read More

20 Revolutionary Carl Jung Quotes

Who Is C.G. Jung? “Carl Jung, in full Carl Gustav Jung, (born July 26, 1875, Kesswil, Switzerland—died June 6, 1961, Küsnacht), Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist who founded analytic psychology, in some aspects a response to Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalysis. Jung proposed and developed the concepts of the extraverted and the … Read More

30 Life-Changing Epictetus Quotes

Who Is Epictetus? “A Greek philosopher of 1st and early 2nd centuries C.E., and an exponent of Stoic ethics notable for the consistency and power of his ethical thought and for effective methods of teaching. Epictetus’s chief concerns are with integrity, self-management, and personal freedom, which he … Read More