The Key to Recovery

ImageYou can tell a lot about yourself by the keys you carry.

What does your key chain look like?

Take a look at my key chain and you will find the following: my car key, my house key, Mom’s house key, Grandparents house key, Brother’s house key, work keys, cross key chain from friend, tassel from an old bag purchased in France, evil-eye from Turkey, handmade key chain from co-worker, yoga studio pass, market rewards card, library card. By my keys alone, you learn that I am a driver, home-owner, daughter, grand-daughter, sister, worker, Christian, traveler, re-furbisher, yogi, money-saver, reader and friend.

Though your keys may tell the many facets of your identity, they do more than share a story. They are tools in your reach.

Your key ring may be crowded and colorful, or just plain simple. Keys show your roles and relationships with others, along with your authority. But they are more than a metal frame cluing to who you are; keys are tools for your recovery. Though the roles and reasons we hold our keys may differ, the purpose within every key is the same: to lock and unlock doors.

As you progress along the path of recovery, you will come across many doors. Some doors lead to new experiences, others to old memories. You may stumble upon doors that open with ease and others that seem stuck. Recovery presents doors of all shapes and sizes; some doors are pleasing to the eye and some seem too tight to walk through.

What doors are you facing right now in your recovery?

What do they look like?

Are the doors open or locked?

Work with a therapist to overcome the doors that seem impossible to open. Because the truth is, you own the key to every door you encounter. Even if it’s challenging, uncomfortable or frustrating to unlock, you have the power within. You have the key.

You hold the key to lock up the doors of destruction, and unlock the doors to recovery.

The key to recovery is using your keys, your tools, to open doors that welcome change. Recovery is a chamber of change. Changing the way you think, feel, behave and perceive. Welcome change in your life from the days of your disorder to the beautiful path of your recovery. Though you may feel exhausted or afraid at the thought of this change, use your energy and courage from deep within to open the pathway to healing. On this path, you will find new strength and purpose for your life.

Your healing journey can begin now, by the turning of a key.

Inner Door Center is here to support your needs as you unlock the doors to recovery. Call us to schedule an appointment today at 248-336-2868 or visit our website for more information www.innerdoorcenter.com.

Spiritual Lessons from Food

ying yang soupMany of us struggle in our relationship with food daily.  I’m sure many of you have tried dieting, exercising to the point of exhaustion, and even have gone to the extreme of starving yourself, just to find your so-called “self-control” failing you.  You may feel as if you have an addiction to food – You have an uncontrollable desire to eat everything in sight that isn’t nailed down, while obsessing over every bite.

You may have tried to fight it, telling yourself “if only I could get my food under control, then everything would be better.” Or maybe you have blamed a specific nutrient, such as gluten, or the time of day you eat, etc.

I’ll let you in on a little secret; this problem has nothing to do with the food itself.  It runs much deeper. In fact it’s connected to a spiritual problem, one that may be in many areas in your life.  When you are finally able to deal with the “real issues,” the food issues clear up.  Usually on their own, but some added guidance from professionals might not be a bad idea.

So here are some things that I have discussed with many of my clients who struggle with these same issues.  They have worked for them, so apply them to your life and see your relationship with food improve.

First of all, you cannot rely on anything external to satisfy you.  No object, place, or person is a reliable source of happiness.  The reason being, once that “thing” has lived out its fifteen minutes of fame with you, it loses its appeal.  Basically, in order to be fully satisfied you need to find happiness from within.  Reconnect with you.

Sometime you may also feel “controlled” by something or someone outside of you. When this occurs, it’s because you are giving that object, or individual, the control. In addition you may determine your own self-worth based on the outcome.  Just like how outside objects cannot truly satisfy you, they can’t ever truly define you either.  Don’t forget this.

Another tip, and this one is really helpful, is check in with yourself instead of resisting the temptation.  I know that it might not be the first thing on your mind when that overwhelming desire for food takes over, but take a moment and ask yourself “why am I doing what I’m doing?” Those compulsive behaviors are usually techniques that are developed to deal with feelings or underlying insecurities. When we don’t deal with those real questions, the “cookie jar” wins.

One thing I keep repeating to my client’s is “fast results equals fast failures”.  What this means is that dieting doesn’t work.  Yes you might get to your “goal” faster, but once you hit your “goal” then what? You go right back to how you were eating before.  People do this so often, trying one diet after another, that they truly forget how to eat for themselves.  Did you know that if you just listen to your body, you can reach your “goal” and maintain it? It may take a little longer than you would like, but your setting a solid foundation of positive eating habits that you will be able to maintain for a lifetime.  This is the idea behind Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD and Elyse Resch MS, RD, FADA. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it.  It has been very helpful for many of my clients, and is a philosophy that I follow myself. Your body knows exactly what you need; you just need to trust her.

Finally, know that you will never be, and never have been, perfect. And that’s okay. No one has. Until we embrace that fact that eating is a part of life, and there is no reason to control or manipulate it to be the “right way”, we will struggle.  There are not “good” foods. There are not “bad” foods. There is however, your intuitive nature. Get in touch with yourself.  When we start listening to ourselves we will know exactly what to do. Feel free to apply this to other areas in your life as well, such as relationships, or decision-making.

If you would like to learn more about the spiritual lessons from food, contact the Inner Door Center at 248-336-2868 for more information on our treatment programs or visit www.innerdoorcenter.com

 

Be Strong & Courageous

Dolphin-wall-papersI had no idea I had an eating disorder.

For two and a half years, I was trapped in a pool of overwhelmingly dark and confusing thoughts, acting through destructive behaviors towards myself-and-others and caught in an attack of unidentified feelings battling against numbness. I was drowning. The deeper I sank, the more I became attached to the pull taking me under.  I couldn’t break my own patterns even though there were times my heart wanted swim to shore. The truth is, I was being sucked under by the strongest tide of my life. I came to a depth where I was barley able to breathe, but at my deepest point, I asked for help.

I remember the moment I told my mom. At this point, I had no idea why or what I was even doing. I just knew I was drowning and couldn’t find the way up. I was petrified of her reaction. She was petrified of the truth. With tears, fears and years of shame surfacing for the first time, I felt a glimmer of hope. Treatment was the best decision I’ve ever made. Though I was in total denial that I had an eating disorder, I thought I could perhaps learn a thing or two from treatment. Little did I know I would learn that I did indeed have an eating disorder, followed by 100 tools and truths that ended up saving my life.

Recovery began at the point I asked for help.

Asking for help takes courage. Courage to ask yourself: is what I am doing truly healthy? Am I helping myself or hurting myself? Courage to ask someone else: can you listen to me as I share my secret? Can you help me with a recovery plan?

Do more than just think about it, speak about it. Courage comes the moment you speak up.

Whether you know you have an eating disorder or not. Speak up. Ask for help. Be courageous.

Courage builds strength. Courage is the point where you meet fear in the face, look it in the eyes and rise above. Rise above the waves. Being courageous keeps you above water.

Strength comes when you stay above the water and begin to swim through the current. You cannot swim without your hands and feet. It takes energy. It takes effort. It takes intention. That is all true with recovery. You must do the work, starting by speaking up, followed by sticking to your recovery plan. You must take the step towards healing, which begins by moving your feet, one stride at a time. Until you find yourself walking along a foundation of restoration and healing.

This past week was Eating Disorder Awareness Week, a week devoted to educating and supporting those affected by eating disorders. The truth is, we all are affected. Whether it’s our own experience or we are associated by an experience of another, eating disorders are spreading rapidly. Do not allow this epidemic to spread. Instead, Spread awareness and hope.

Too many people are suffering and too few are asking for help. The first step in recovery is asking for help. Whether you think you might have issues with food or you know you have an eating disorder, start by speaking up. Then, continue to speak up about your struggles and your strengths. Find a team of recovery support. Share your truth to inspire others.

Speaking up was the first step I took towards recovery and now, almost 9 years later, I am strong, stable and enjoying life, one stride at a time.

Inner Door Center is here to listen and support you. We have a team of clinicians ready to help you rise above the waters. Call Inner Door Center to speak with someone at 248-336-2868 or learn more about our treatment programs at www.innerdoorcenter.com.

 

Be More Confident in Who YOU Are!

self-acceptance_OMTimes-660x330Many of us struggle with the desire to want to be liked and accepted by everyone.  Unfortunately, this causes us to spend too much time and energy worrying about what others may think. Why worry about what you assume others maybe thinking about you?  Seems like unnecessary mental gymnastics if you ask me.  These thoughts that we develop, may they be true or not, make us feel unworthy and remove our attention from what really matters, the present moment.

What I’m about to suggest to help you maintain healthy and happy relationships with yourself and others, may seem easier said than done.  I assure you that by following these steps you will become more confident in the way you interact with others.  I’ve used them myself to help me overcome my own insecurities.  Finally, I have learned to trust and accept myself regardless if others do or not.  It’s exhausting trying to please everyone, and impossible too.

Okay, first things first, just like anything else in order to break the cycle you need to determine where the energy is coming from.  It’s the norm for our culture to belong.  Right from the beginning, we are conditioned to act a certain way and you’ll be liked better, dress a certain way and you will be liked better, purchase certain products and you will be liked better, and follow certain beliefs and you will be liked better.  Now, with social media in the forefront, the popularity contest is in overhaul.  With social media, you are judged based off of how many “friends” you have, and how much they “like” you, and it’s all on public display.

Not only that, it has become a job managing the real and the online relationships in order to ensure that those people continue to like and accept us. Most people spend a majority of their lives believing that a certain set of actions is what brings acceptance. Here’s a secret, there is not a specific formula of actions that will make people like you any more.  Release yourself from this social conditioning!

What this all boils down to is the fact that you care too much about what other people think about you, something that you have absolutely no control over.  I will say it again, you have NO CONTROL over what other people say, do, or think about you. Even if you go above and beyond, or if you completely stumble over every word, it doesn’t matter because you can’t control what other people think or how they will respond.  The same goes for them, they don’t have control over how you will respond, right? Repeat after me, “What other people say, or think about me is none of my business!”

This concern for control over people’s thoughts and opinions comes from a place of ego.  Honestly, what others think about you is none of your business!  Think about it, would you want them knowing everything that comes to your mind about things they do.  There is no room to be hypocritical here.  Take a moment, and think about this.  Repeat again, “What other people say, or think about me is none of my business!” How does this make you feel? You might have some resistance at first, that’s your ego.  This is normal.

So now that you’ve freed up some time, by letting go of your ego, lets starts living in the NOW and experience your authenticity.  Living in the NOW also breaks that cycle that we were, oh so well conditioned to perform.  You no longer have to act a certain way to be liked better, dress a certain way to be liked better, purchase certain products to be liked better, and follow certain beliefs to be liked better. You will discover that true acceptance comes within.  So instead of putting so much value in what someone might have said about you, pause…breath…and say after me “What other people say, or think about me is none of my business!”  Had more power that time, didn’t it?  Now take that energy and direct it towards something positive, such as doing what you love! If you don’t know what that might be, take this time to figure it out.  Try a new activity, play music, create something, or just frolic outside. By spending more time doing what YOU love, and less time worrying about what other people may think, you will notice how happy and free you feel.

Now I’m going to throw in a twist.  By living from a place of genuine love and acceptance, you will discover that what other people do, say, and think about you actually has nothing to do with you, but everything to do with them.  And here’s the beautiful part, if you don’t like what they have to say, you have the freedom to walk away knowing that you are being true to yourself! Isn’t self-acceptance wonderful?

By regularly practicing self-love and acceptance, you release attachment to outcomes that you have NO CONTROL over, and you are able to maintain happy and healthy relationships.  Many people meditate, do yoga, eat healthfully, or spend time in nature.  Whatever you do, make sure that it’s something that you truly love to do, and that reminds you of how much you love yourself. By feeling more self-love and acceptance, it acts like a magnet and you will bring more of that positive energy into your life.

Remember, this isn’t something that happens overnight, so be kind and forgive yourself if you fall back into worrying about what others are thinking.  I remember it took me a while to let go of what others thought, because it’s like breaking any bad habit, you go back because it’s what you know.  One thing that helped me break the cycle was reminding myself that those people, just like myself, are on the same journey of healing and growth, and their attitudes, beliefs, and thoughts are personal to them…and none of my business!

If you would like to learn more ways to stop worrying about what others think and finding your authentic self, contact the Inner Door Center at 248-336-2868 for more information on our treatment programs or visit www.innerdoorcenter.com

 

 

 

 

 

The Love Practice

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Valentine’s Day is not about the teddy bear and box of chocolates; today is the day to reclaim your love! Everyone needs love. That need may drive you to do crazy things. It may even drive you down the path of destruction. The root of whatever drives you is for an essential need, and in many cases it is the basic need for love. We are created in love, for love and to love. Disorders attempt to steal our love. But the truth is you can experience love, no matter where you are at in your recovery!

The Love Practice Principles:

Be Aware of Love

First step in experiencing love is being aware of love. Imagine a moment in your life where you may feel or have felt loved (past, present or future). Perhaps it is with a person, an animal, in nature or through an experience like dancing, singing or reading. Connect with that moment; what is it like, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually? In my recovery, I’ve become aware of how I experience love. Personally, I’ve found love in all of the examples mentioned above.  I feel safe when I feel love; my body feels warm and soft, my mind is peaceful and my spirit is awakened. Stay mindful of how love resonates with you so you can let love in your life, beginning today!

Learn Unconditional Love

Sometimes the moment is full of love and it can overwhelm you, sometimes you have to dive in the moment, search for love and pull it out, and sometimes you have to bring it to the moment yourself. If love is given to you, the best response is gratitude. If you searched it out, recognize it, grab hold of it and then give thanks. If the moment seems without love, then my friends, you must learn the value of unconditional love. Love does not come from your circumstances. Unconditional love is the purest form of love. Unconditional love exists without the who, what, where, when, why and how. It loves regardless. Today, begin to believe that you are loved unconditionally.

Guard Your Heart

Your heart is the wellspring of life. Open your heart to love, but keep it guarded. By guarded I do not mean shut off from the world, but mindfully on guard from what you let in and out, this will protect yourself against your disorder, and all that led you into it. In your recovery, you will learn what serves you and what does not. Only allow what serves, establishes and nourishes you to come in to your heart. Guard against the rest. Open your heart to love and stay on guard so nothing can take that love away from you.

Receive Love

Our disorders tend to build walls around ourselves, so we end up in a fort, isolated and blocked off from the rest of the world. In your recovery, it is vitally important to let those walls come down. That may sound scary at first, but the truth is, as those walls come crumbling down, the power (and pain) of the bricks falling on the ground does not compare to the power (and joy) of love that can reach you through the opening in the wall that you created. Not only can love come to you through this opening, but your perspective is widened and you’re now able to reach out to grab it or give it.

Give Love

Let love in so you can let love out. You must receive before you give. Once you are full of love, then you are able to offer it to someone or something else. As you give love, you establish a connection between the giver and receiver. You’re able to receive while you give. The tool in this is to keep your heart guarded as you give love. Only give what you can offer, while keeping your mind, body and heart full. What is a way you can show love today? Can you serve someone who is in need, offer words of encouragement to your self or another? You are surrounded by people who need love, just as you do. Find love for your self today then offer a piece of it to someone else.

Practice Love

In recovery, love must be practiced. Just as we cannot learn to speak a language over night, we cannot learn the power of love over night. We can, however, take steps towards understanding and operating in love. Begin by staying mindful. Mindfullness will lead you understand and welcome love in your life. Work with a therapist to let your walls come down so you can receive love and be liberated through love. As you receive love, accept it with gratitude. Keep your heart guarded. Then give love.

Practice this process throughout your recovery, and let love manifest in your life, beginning today.

Inner Door Center is here to help heal and guide you into recovery. We offer traditional and holistic modalities, including Mindfulness-based Yoga Therapy for Eating Disorder, Substance Abuse and a variety of co-occuring disorders. Please contact us to schedule an appointment or learn more at 248-336-2868.

Freedom in Recovery

 ImageI have a dream….that one day all people will rise up from their eating disorder and find freedom in recovery. Just like Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream fifty years ago for equality of men, we too can hold dreams and watch them come true.

As you can see through our nation’s history, King’s dream has progressively been coming true. Rights have been passed, laws have been changed and people’s minds have been opened. Thankfully, change has been made. But this change did not happen over night. It required a process, effort and patience.

Recovery from an eating disorder, substance abuse or psychological disorder requires a change. Though change may sound overwhelming or scary; breaking down the specifics of change can bring hope and peace to the process. I have been in recovery for 8 years, which has given me time to examine the process. Walking along the road of recovery has enabled me to find freedom from my eating disorder.

Freedom in recovery is possible.

The first step is awareness; being aware of where you are at, whether you’re in a disorder, working through it, or exploring recovery. Stay mindful of where you are, today. Allow this awareness to unveil without judgment. Staying aware of your current state of mind, emotional feeling, physical sense and spiritual space. Simply recognize, without making a change.

If something rises that does not align with a positive perspective of your self and does not seek to fill your shoes in recovery, then work towards changing the thought, behavior or feeling.

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

The truth is, recovery is choice. Though eating disorders seem totally captivating and often times in control of our life; you have the ability to make choices that will help you regain control over our own life. 

Choose thoughts, actions and feelings that will serve you in recovery. Surround yourself by those who love and support you. Let go of relationships that are destructive to your healing process. Forgive yourself and others for pain caused in the past.

These steps of awareness, change and letting go will fill your life with something your eating disorder will never give you: love.

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Martin Luther King, Jr. 

As I fell deeper and deeper into my disorder, I lost more and more love. I built walls up so that I could no longer receive love, or give love. My heart became totally dry, empty and mal-nourished. This left me with one of the greatest burdens in the world: hate.


“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

Replace hate with love. Is there an area of your life that you can mindfully replace bitterness, unforgiveness, resentment or hate towards yourself or others? Work with a therapist to let go of these burdens, and replace them with positive thoughts and emotions, like love.

“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

Let go in love. Let go of the control, deception and attachment to your disorder. Grab hold of that which nourishes your mind, body and spirit. Let go of your eating disorder and hang on tight to the recovery process.

Know that it will take effort. Continue to give in to recovery, because that which you give will be given back to you. What you put in to the process, you will get out for your own life. I promise, recovery is worth every step of the process it takes to get there. Once you recognize your self in the process and give yourself over to the recovery process, stay patient with it.

It has been 50 years since Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke the “I have a dream” speech. Since then, much has changed in our nation, but there is definitely still work to be done. As the effort is put in, our patience must remain strong for processes to unfold. Stay patient with yourself on the road to recovery. Trust the process, and know in your hearts that these steps lead to a path of freedom in recovery!

Improving Your Life in the Simplest Ways

meditatite_mindfulnessAs the New Year begins many of us look back and reevaluate who we were the year prior.  We may find that there are some things that we would like to change in our lives that weren’t so fulfilling.  There are those who determine that their lives would improve if they change their physical appearance, and begin drastic diets, in order to change their identity and redefine who they are.  The truth is that changing the physical does not help us find who we are, and distracts us from something that we need to really face but are too afraid to. Changing the physical is more of a temporary cover-up, and does not last.  As the trends change, so will we, and we will never be satisfied as we continually search for the next hott look that will make us happy. 

Improving your life does not have to be so complicated and un-fulfilling.  It takes the effort of working towards identifying who we truly are, what we truly value, and what we want out of life in order to start improving.  The effort it takes does not involve any drastic changes, but maybe some minor alterations in the way we live and the way we look at life.

Here are some ways that may help you get back in touch with your true self, and start improving your life in the simplest ways.

Read more! I mean in a therapeutic sense and not surfing through articles, wiki pages, or excerpts online.  This means real books, with pages (or you could use your reader).  I don’t care what you read.  It could be a memoir, an informational book, or even better, a novel.  There are unbelievable benefits to tapping into your imagination and getting lost in a world you create.  The point of this is to connect to the topic, rather than clicking mindlessly on a sea of links.  Reading is more calm and focused.  It doesn’t take much, and even reading just a few pages a day shows improvement in your brainpower.

Or you could give a little more.  If you’re tight on money, which I understand many of us are after the holidays, volunteering is a great way to give.  Many of us don’t think about volunteering. It’s something people do during the holidays and it’s time consuming, but it’s outside the holiday season that there is a greater need for assistance and if you make it part of your schedule it doesn’t seem so overwhelming.  If you don’t know where, or how to volunteer, think about who and what you like to be around. This could be animals, children, elderly, or even special events like a fundraising marathon.  Once you find something that you really enjoy doing, the time commitment is the last thing on your mind.  Plus, there is no feeling that is matched to the feeling of helping where you can.

I love this one, COOK AT HOME! I find it very therapeutic to cook, especially when it’s for others.  This may sound odd at first, but you may have experience what I’m about to say. If you have ever had a meal made with love, or had all of the part of the meal carefully, lovingly created and served to you, you can feel how that meal feeds your body along with your spirit.  Cooking from home is the perfect environment to prepare food in the presence of love, and you can avoid negative influences and energies that you may take in when you eat away from your home.  Infusing love into your food can cause it to be more flavorful, and when you prepare food with love and eat with love, you will feel a warm kindness radiate through you as you eat and after you have completed your meal.  You can’t get that from take-out.

Have you noticed that you get angry often? Try sympathizing more. When you sympathize, you are still allowing anger to arise, but your choosing not to react.  I wont deny that there will be times that you will come in contact with frustrating or unfair people or situations, but it’s how you chose to react that makes the difference.  I like to look from both perspectives of a situation, before I make a decision on how to react.  I try to understand why that may have happened, and I’m able to walk away from the situation, or person, with calm. You don’t know what that person is going through.  Give people the benefit of doubt.  Assume that they are trying their best they can, in the current situation they are dealing with, even if they may not show it the best way.

There is something more meaningful about talking to others, rather than texting.  Hearing the other person’s voice strengthens your connection with that person, because they feel real that way.  Texting is impersonal, cold, and disconnected.  It’s a way to talk to people without giving away how you truly feel.  You can’t pick up tone in text, so those that you may be communicating with may miss what you were truly trying to say.  Talking in person, or on the phone, there is less room for interpretation of what was really meant in the message.  It not only will strengthen relationships, but it might also avoid misunderstandings and unnecessary conflict. .

Don’t be so hard on yourself, and learn to forgive.  I’m sure you have been there.  We all have.  It may have come in the form of eating a whole pint of ice cream and telling yourself that you will start a juice cleans the next day. Then you wake up the next day and realize you are hungry and you want actual food. Or it may have come from an awkward social interaction with someone, and you tell yourself that you’ll never talk again.  By making such high demands and expectations on yourself, you’re setting yourself up for failure and an habitual cycle.  There are times when I may sit and overanalyze an awkward interaction with someone, but then I remember it’s all said and done, so just bounce back and move on!

Leave your phone at home! You’ll appreciate it.  I don’t understand how so many people can walk around and not look at anything, or anyone else, but their phone. There is so much they are missing out on.  Yes you can look it up on an app, on your phone, but there is nothing like experiencing the fresh air and your surroundings in person.  I will even go to a restaurant, and there is always at least one table full of people staring down at their laps and not engaging each other.  It’s sad to see so many people missing out on so much of life, because of a little screen that they are fully capable of getting back to later.

They always say “The early bird, catches the worm”, and there is a lot of truth to that.  Being late all the of the time, is not a good quality to have, and reflects other unbecoming qualities such as lack of self-discipline, organizations, and even common sense.  It might not hurt to set your alarm clock ahead a few minutes, and actually listen when it goes off.  When you allow yourself enough time to get ready and go somewhere, it helps decrease stress and anxiety, and allows you enough time to settle in once you have arrived.

Experience the great outdoors.  I’m not saying that you have to go on a wilderness hike to find who you truly are, although I have heard great things.  I’m saying get outside more.  Yes it’s cold now, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t get the same benefits of the sun shining on your face as you do during the spring and summer.  Being outside gives you the opportunity to connect to something so much more.  Give yourself the gift of connecting with nature more often.  You may find a smile coming to your face more often, and a lasting calming presence in your daily life.

Finally, do your part for the environment.  It not only is beneficial for Mother Nature, but you also get a greater sense of purpose. Leave reusable bags in your car, just in case you take an unplanned trip to the store.   Or, remember to shut the water off when you brush your teeth, and the lights off when you leave a room.

Most of the time, the only thing between you and your best self is your priorities.  Take care of your emotional and spiritual well-being. People, who are happy, have no battles in their diet or how they appear.  They listen to what their bodies tell them about what, or how much they need.  Listening yourself is the best way to find who you are, and improve your life. By implementing some of these suggestions in your daily life, you will be more open and accepting to your true identity and a fulfilled life.

If you would like to learn more ways to improve your life in a simple way, contact the Inner Door Center at 248-336-2868 for more information on our treatment programs or visit www.innerdoorcenter.com