Progress, Not Perfection–Learning to be Patient with the Process of Recovery

Progress, Not Perfection–Learning to be Patient with the Process of Recovery By Toshia Humphries, M.Ed., M.A. Progress, Not Perfection–Learning to be Patient with the Process of Recovery When recovering from any traumatic injury, individuals and family members are often encouraged to be patient with the healing process. Doctors realize the time it takes the body […]

Acceptance vs. Enabling: The Difference Between a Caring Habit and a Destructive Pattern

Acceptance vs. Enabling: The Difference Between a Caring Habit and a Destructive Pattern By Toshia Humphries, M.Ed., M.A Acceptance vs. Enabling: The Difference Between a Caring Habit and a Destructive Pattern Family members and friends of individuals struggling with active addiction often face their own inner battle. It is difficult for parents, partners and peers […]

It’s About Progress, Not Perfection

It’s About Progress, Not Perfection By Toshia C. Humphries, M.Ed., M.A. It’s About Progress, Not Perfection Perfection is something for which many people strive. Yet, perfectionism is—ironically—a factor in active addiction and, for those of us in recovery, can easily lead to relapse. Why? Because the driving urge to achieve perfection is the equivalent of […]