Positive Addiction

Positive Addiction

by Michael Feeley October 17, 2021


PEOPLE GET ADDICTED to all kinds of things and activities, and the addiction can be harmful and heartbreaking,
causing psychological and physical pain. Gambling, drugs, alcohol, anger, sex, food, bullying, racism, greed, the internet.

I think of my father, who suffered as an alcoholic and made a courageous choice to get help and changed and battled daily with his addiction but stuck to his new life choice!

This personal wellness choice leads us to positive addictions – the decision and commitment to nourish our entire being, not poison it.

Positive addition includes activities and thought changes such as exercise, yoga, meditation, creativity with the arts, teaching, volunteer work, thinking about and helping other people.

I’m digging into the positive addictive power of:











Emotional and habit-forming choices that have a profound good effect on yourself and others.

One change I’m proud of is removing complaints from my life and the feeling that the world owed me something because I lived with adversity for a long time (questions about money, health, personal identity).

Instead, I worked hard at knowing myself and what I wanted, changing how I saw myself and the outside world.

The new habit of choosing gratitude, of praising the world instead of cursing it, created big change.

I’m a gratitude addict.

Gratitude empowers my mind and heart and makes me happy. It gives me strength, peace, tremendous positive energy, clarity of mind, unlimited creativity, and good health.

Positive addiction is a different kind of pleasure and hard work because you’re choosing to respect yourself, not hurt yourself.

Change is not easy, but it’s worth it.

Put in the effort for change. It’s your life!


Thanks – Michael (he, him)

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I think this matters too – Justice – Respect – Understanding.


Michael has twenty years experience matching people with positions that allows them to reach their potential. Having worked with corporate decision makers, Michael has expertise in understanding organizational needs in multiple industries. He understands, experientially and intuitively, what gets people hired and what doesn’t. With a big heart and intellect to match, Michael Feeley is an authority on bringing the best out of business owners, executives, and entrepreneurs… he has such amazing energy, not to mention a terrific business background.

Libby Gill

Business Coach, Brand Strategist & Best Selling Author

…as a trainer I watched Michael Feeley become a masterful coach, being adept at many coaching skills… he is supportive, motivational, action-oriented, open minded, authentic, confident and compassionate… such a delight to work with… fun, high-energy, intuitive, spontaneous!… I have observed him to be very inspirational, empowering, and encouraging clients to go to greater depths in their lives. He is a true ambassador of the profession… Michael has heart and soul along with the ability to deliver!

Deborah Van de Grift – CPC, ELI-MP, PCC

Vice President iPEC – Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching

You, my friend, are the Real Deal.

Matthew Carey

Host of Studio Time Podcast


Michael Feeley walks the walk and talks the talk. He is honest, authentic and incredibly generous in spirit. Michael’s deep commitment to service means his clients get his full attention and will benefit from his coaching skills, experience and wisdom.

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London ON Canada

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