Addiction (A Brain Disorder) Interferes with Performance & Purpose Fulfillment

Do you deal with addiction of any kind? Or, do you deal with the impacts of addiction in someone you lead or love, or both?

If you do, you know the daily struggle, especially when you see social media posts, articles, and messages like the ones I make! Positive, life-giving, and purpose-filled.

I can relate.

In one-on-one professional coaching, I get to share time with others who are dealing with many dynamics that interfere with goals and purpose, not the least of these include the impacts of addictions. I seek to help by providing support and connections for solution planning because:

Support = More Than One Effort/ Action.

Addictions interfere with our ability to Live Life on Purpose!

Oh, yes, I completely realize this truth. I’ve experienced the impacts of addiction in my own life relationships. I know. It truly messes with the ability to live on purpose because there are so many behaviors and factors we cannot control.

But what if the power of new scientific findings provides a real Turning Point Kind of Hope?

Take a quick minute to read the latest scientific research article (link in the References below). The latest research doesn’t magically ‘fix’ addiction, but it brings a light of hope that speaks into the real darkness and hopelessness many feel about addiction (both the addicted person and those who love him/ her).

If you’d like 2020 to look, feel, and interact differently than whatever previous years have been – reach out. Let’s talk and share life experiences and the possibilities for solution approaches.

One approach to addiction solution is addressing health and wellness, specifically gut health.

Gut Health science connects the Gut Brain Axis, which is powerful in connecting with this addiction brain disorder science. For sure, it is not the ONLY piece of a solution plan. But, the medical science behind the Gut Brain Axis connection and support is powerful toward being a part of the overall solution plan.

Here’s the Deal:

Addiction solution IS a part of the overall plan to get our Life On Purpose in motion.

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There is no shame in cancer, diabetes, heart disease, or brain disorder addiction.

Rather, there is life-giving power in working toward an overall Life On Purpose plan that includes the latest medical science of addiction management.

Let’s connect. One-on-One professional coaching is a wonderful way to combine life planning and life purpose in a personal way that supports ideal connections for a solution plan. (A link to Devaney Rae’s Health & Wellness Coaching Plan information is provided in the References below).

For Sure: We are better together!


Addiction: A Brain Disorder reference article

Life On Purpose Health & Wellness Coaching Information

Frustration: A Powerful Tool for Change

It’s generally true with most Life Changes that there are some super-charged frustrating challenges involved.

After all, if change were easy everyone would do it, right?

And frustrations are very likely to appear in different forms. Some are just agitating; others are maddening; while a few really do behave as giant bolders blocking all entrances to peace!

Here’s another truth: it’s downright frustrating when we think of the challenges that seem to literally keep us stuck! Even when we decide to make the Life Changes needed, there are the challenges of financial limitations, relationship issues, and various commitments that SEEM to keep us stuck.

Hey, I promise that it is NOT those exact things that keep us stuck.

Rather, it is what goes on between our ears ABOUT those things – that is what ultimately holds us hostage to the failing familiar.

Altogether, there are a lot of strong will and stuck mindsets that work to keep us in the stuck places.

For most of us, leaving the familiar is a fearful thing (even when we know that the familiar is failing to fulfill our life purpose and dreams).

But, really, in spite of all of the adult realities of life: ALL change begins with the first step. And sometimes that first step must occur between our ears.

Digging Out of the Failing Familiar Places

Remember, the first step may not even look like it goes in the direction of chasing our dreams. That’s okay.

It could be that the first step involves digging out of the failing familiar place of old comfort zones.

You know, those places where we are so familiar with people, tasks, interactions, and outcomes that we live on auto-pilot with no mental challenges required.

All the while, we are miserable on the inside. Focusing on “the getting started place” is the Solution direction!

Rest Within a Plan

It really helps to confidently take the second and third and every other step if we create a plan. I like to call this little plan, “My Life Change plan.”

But, this neat little title doesn’t mean that the plan is all typed out and fancy. It could be some bullet-points on a sticky note. Nevertheless, it guides our thoughts and actions. And, it serves as encouragement when we get discouraged along the way.

And, did you know that it is a Life Principle of Truth that there is rest within a plan.

Yes, there is. Let’s talk about that another time.

Connect with me today for your complimentary 30-minute chat. You CAN begin Chasing Your Dreams and Living Your Purpose TODAY – even in spite of needing to dig out of your failing familiar places and your old comfort zones.

I believe in you. I believe you can. In fact, I know you can.

Connect with me anytime:

Living in my Purpose,

Comfort Zones and the Failing Familiar Places are Dream Killers

Doing things scared and chasing adventures are just a few of the ways we make our dreams come to life.

It’s kind of like heading out on our first overseas trip. It’s exhilarating getting ready for the adventures and experiences. But at the same time, it is a little scary during the packing and preparing time. Not scary like shaking in our shoes; rather, scary like not knowing all that we don’t know about what to expect. Right?

Isn’t it kind of like that when we begin chasing adventures and pursuing our life purpose? But, it’s so worth it!

It’s worth it because bringing dreams to life usually lands us right in the big, fat middle of our Life Purposes!

At the same time, there are usually simultaneous feelings of being scared and feeling excitement. It’s okay. Such is real life for most people who will be honest about it all!

Getting from Here to There

But how do we get there (to living our dreams) from where we are now? Yes, I know! I’ve asked this question more than once in my lifetime!

I’ve lived through seasons of very little and through seasons of plenty. I’ve experienced “having it all” and I’ve experienced “losing it all.” So, I know how to begin again; how to rebuild; how to take that first step to needed life changes.

This is what I have learned about both places: it is never too late or too difficult or too scary to BEGIN AGAIN in chasing dreams.

I know. It’s tough to know where to begin (again) in chasing purpose. Yes, it can be overwhelming to think of ALL that must be done to get there.

But this we know: if we do nothing, nothing changes for the better. Oh, yes, it will usually change – but for the worse.

Staying stuck in the failing familiar of old comfort zones is NOT the solution. Ever!

Yes, You Can!

You can do this “change thing!” It all begins with the first step…. and a little beginning plan.

Connect with me today for your complimentary 30-minute chat. You CAN begin Chasing Your Dreams and Living Your Purpose TODAY – even in spite of needing to dig out of your failing familiar places and your old comfort zones.

I believe in you. I believe you can. In fact, I know you can.

Connect with me anytime:

Living in my Purpose,


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