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The Act of Surrender in the Addiction Recovery Process


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The Act of Surrender in the Addiction Recovery Process: An in-Depth Guide

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June 22, 2021

Everyone copes with trauma in different ways – and addiction is a trauma that affects both the mind, body and spirit, everything. Some coping mechanisms coincide with a healthy lifestyle, while others do not. Going through the recovery process, a primary challenge is finding new…

Ancient Buddhist Principles for Healing and Recovery


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Wisdom from the Buddhist Monks for People Struggling with Addiction

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May 19, 2021

Living in active addiction can be exhausting and stressful. However, living out the steps while getting clean and working a program with a goal of  long-term recovery is no walk in the park, either. To help, 12 Step programs like AA and NA incorporate the concept of a Higher…

Can Mindfulness Based Recovery Help Alcoholics Stay Sober?


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Can Mindfulness Based Recovery Help Alcoholics Stay Sober?

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April 16, 2021

There are many therapeutic benefits of practicing mindfulness and meditation. Many of these benefits affect many aspects of our lives. From experience, I can say that practicing mindfulness has transformed my own life in more ways than one. While you might think that meditation is only for yogis in…

12 Principles of AA


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Applying the 12 Principles of AA With Intention

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April 9, 2021

At some point, everyone is new to recovery and AA. Maybe you have been in and out of recovery and don’t fully recall the detailed inner-workings of the 12 Principles, or maybe “how this whole AA thing works” is kind of a blur. Perhaps you’re ready to walk the…

Mindfulness


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How to Stay Mindful in the Workplace

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March 12, 2021

Most of us spend the majority of our waking hours at work. If you’re like me, you not only depend on your job for obvious financial reasons but also use work to achieve a sense of purpose and fulfillment. While our jobs allow us to support a busy lifestyle…

Spirituality Isn’t Always About Religion in Recovery


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Spirituality Isn’t Always About Religion in Recovery

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March 2, 2021

When people hear the word spirituality, it’s often conflated with images of organized religion, secretive rituals, and weekly mass. While this may be the case for some people, it certainly isn’t always the case. Spirituality and religion are two separate entities, and I find it important to make a…

James Haggerty
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