Life is characterized by highs and lows. The high of the birthday party, the low of a beloved pet dying. Throughout these experiences our brain chemistry brings us up & down, typically evening out to a range of homeostasis, or relative stability. But what happens when we continually chase the highs, sacrificing the rest of life in order to ‘feel good’? Things can get out of hand, very quickly.
One of the struggles that many adults face falls within the category of addiction. Addictions can be behavioral, or process-oriented as well, such as addiction to technology, work, devices, porn, exercise, and many other things. On a personal level, moving towards healing an addiction can involve an understanding of the past, and a cultivation of mindful awareness of the present.