It’s time for a reality check, folks. One thing I’ve noticed since I began my journey in sobriety is that everyone seems to be full of excuses. I’m not really sure why it never hit me before; perhaps the “reasoning” behind others’ and my own failures, laziness, and inability to commit simply did not matter…

Stasis and Shane have nothing in common, alliteration aside. That being said, I’m certainly not terminally unique – I know plenty of folks out there who like to keep busy, have a multitude of projects at hand, and get excited at the prospect of “a lot to do.” While this manner of living has its…

Last night, I was sitting out on my balcony reflecting on life and I began to think about an experience I had in a relationship shortly after I got out of rehab. I’ll preface this story saying that it was one of the most difficult moments in my life – not just in sobriety –…

Shame is an unpredictable emotion – one that creeps up on us when we least expect it. Whether it be replaying conversations in your head while showering or tearing yourself up over something from your past as your close your eyes to sleep, it’s something everyone experiences at one point or another. Last weekend, I…

When I arrived back in Toronto after a month in rehab, I began to see the world through a new set of eyes. During treatment, I began to cement the foundation of recovery that I would need to survive as  sober man; however, now that I was home, I knew the real work was about…

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