Finding Peace and Serenity During the Pandemic


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Finding Peace and Serenity During the Pandemic

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June 8, 2022
Maintaining mental well-being is a constant challenge in the best of times, but finding peace during a pandemic can seem nearly impossible, especially if you struggle with mental health issues. Avoid the temptation to ignore your emotions or numb them with destructive coping methods. Instead, focus on cultivating self-compassion, practicing mindfulness, and building meaningful connections with your loved ones.
Why You Should Hire an Interventionist


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For Families of an Addict

Why You Should Hire an Interventionist for Your Loved One’s Addiction Treatment

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May 25, 2022
When it comes to addiction, I've found that ensuring your loved one receives the help they need to recover is one of the most important and loving things you can do for them. Often, loved ones with substance addiction either don't want to admit they have a dependence, or they don't believe they need any type of treatment.
What is the Sober Curious Movement?


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The Sober Curious Movement

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May 19, 2022
Drinking alcohol has been a common social pastime in the US it seems. From wine-filled book clubs to bar-hopping adventures with friends after work to even a few beers while watching that night’s football game, our culture glamorizes and encourages people to kick back with a bottle. However, in recent years, alcohol-free festivities are becoming more and more common. In fact, some are calling it a movement—the Sober Curious movement.
Sharing Your Recovery Story


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Recovery Journey

The Dos and Don’ts of Sharing Your Recovery Story

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May 12, 2022
Everyone has a unique relationship with addiction and recovery. For some, it is a lifelong battle. For others, it can seem to be a momentary lapse in judgment that quickly grew into a lengthy struggle. Regardless of the specifics of your individual story, I’ve found that sharing it can be a powerful tool in your recovery as well as an excellent way to help others.
Reasons to Keep Going to AA


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Sober Life

Reasons to Keep Going to AA

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April 29, 2022

Alcoholics Anonymous and other types of recovery groups can be a tremendous help to those of us who have become addicted to alcohol or drugs. I have personally seen the support and dedication such groups offer, and know they are tools to use not only in the beginning stages…

Recovery Journey


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I Don’t Drink: Tips for Letting People Know

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April 11, 2022

Everyone’s journey down the path of sobriety is different. One shared experience many individuals in recovery face is handling a social event where drinking occurs. In these social situations, the question always seems to come up: Why aren’t you drinking? It’s a question I used to fear.

While often asked…

Feeling Out of Balance in Life in Sobriety


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Feeling Out of Balance in Life in Sobriety

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March 16, 2022

While most of us can instantly relate to the feeling of being “out of balance,” it can be a sensation that’s difficult to describe. From person to person, “out of balance” can mean something entirely different, but it’s never a positive experience. Something is off… but you can’t put…

Social Media and Addiction Recovery


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Is Social Media a Friend or Foe During Addiction Recovery?

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March 7, 2022

In the past decade or so, social media has become a fundamental part of our lives—myself included. From reconnecting with old friends and posting pictures I love learning more about life around the world, using social media can be wonderful. . However, as with many other things, I’ve found…

Relationships and Recovery


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Relationships

Thinking Logically About Relationships and Recovery

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February 24, 2022

Dealing with a substance abuse problem can be difficult, demanding, and draining. That’s why I cannot emphasize enough how important having strong, healthy relationships with the people that support your healing are when you’re trying to recover. With unhealthy relationships and addiction recovery, it isn’t always easy to get…

Finding Your Life’s Work


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Finding Your Life’s Work

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February 14, 2022

We may wake up one morning and think: “What is my life? What am I doing with my life?” At first, the notion that you haven’t yet found satisfaction and are now questioning your path may be terrifying, but that’s not necessarily true. Our lives consist of different but…

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Welcome to my ongoing journey… Join me as we continue our path to sobriety and balance. Thanks for reading. Stay strong.

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