Latest articles

Read the latest blog posts.
Read one... read a few...
Share them all.

Read now

Resources we Recommend

Whether it's a website, podcast, book or an organization... These are our sources of inspiration & hope.

Learn More

Daniel's Story

Read why I started this blog and more about my passion for recovery and scientific approaches to addiction.

Learn More

What is "mindful hope"?

Mindfulness is a lot of things but at it's most basic core it could be described as a psychological process that is developed (through practice) in which one's attention is focused on the present moment.  In mindfulness based cognitive therapy the goal is to accept our present without attaching or reacting to it.

Hope has at its core positive expectation (future) and a desire for a certain thing to happen.  It's a mindset.

Mindful Hope therefore may sound contradictory, it suggests being content in the present while having expectation for the future.  However, I propose that our ability to be mindful is inextricably connected to our level of hope.

Be mindful.  Accept the present.
Have hope for the future.

be mindful have hope tell your story

Addiction doesn't 'LOOK' a certain way... so let's change the way we talk about it. #RecoveryPosse #addiction #HopeInThanksgiving

Congrats a 'small victory' @RebeccaSaah Changing the CBC’s use of “drug abuser" it's tough getting the media to recognize they ADD to the stigma. Good job all those who pushed for this!

Welcome to twitter @TeresaDzavik ... great to see more #harmreduction supporters here.