The Winter Blues and Its Impact on Those In Recovery


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The Winter Blues and Its Impact on Those In Recovery

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January 27, 2022

I can tell you from personal experience – the holidays can be a challenging time of year for anyone in recovery. If you attend a typical Christmas or holiday party, chances are, you’ll be faced with alcohol. This can also be a hard time to keep up with counseling…

Why Preventive Care Is Important


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Why Preventive Care Is Important

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January 20, 2022

Most people avoid going to the doctor unless they have to, even when that means they ultimately end up sick or hurt to get there. Unfortunately, this isn’t the best way to take care of your health. Preventive care is crucial in helping you stay healthy. Simply going to…

Sobriety Resolutions for Those in Recovery


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Happy 2022: 9 Sobriety Resolutions for Those in Recovery

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January 10, 2022

So many of us start the new year by setting resolutions—and these goals can pertain to anything, depending on what we’ve been tackling lately. Resolutions can be life-changing, or they can be subtle tweaks to our day-to-day lives, like eating less sugar or exercising more often.

For those in recovery…

How to Prioritize Mental Health During the Holidays


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How to Prioritize Mental Health During the Holidays

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December 23, 2021

As the holiday season continues, many people eagerly anticipate spending more time with family and friends, delectable holiday treats, and the joy and excitement of gift-giving. However, this isn’t a universal experience. While it may be the best time of year for some, many others dread the quickly impending…

The SOBER Breathing Space Exercise


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The SOBER Breathing Space Exercise and Mindfulness

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December 8, 2021

Recovering from addiction is a journey toward balance and sobriety. On this critical journey, it’s important to seek out helpful techniques to help keep us on the right path. 

Over the years, I’ve found that those of us in recovery from our experiences with addictive substances can truly benefit from…

Mental Health Issues


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The ‘Just Stress’ Fallacy, and When It’s More Than Worry

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November 26, 2021

The world we live in is busy and full of information, making it really hard to know what is going on. We have news channels telling stories of the state of the world, social media populating our mind with articles about everything we could possibly care about. We have…

Practicing Mindfulness in Recovery


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One Day at a Time – Practicing Mindfulness in Recovery

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November 24, 2021

Many of us are familiar with the phrase “taking life one day at a time.” It’s been a standby in my life for as long as I can remember. However, I haven’t always put it in practice.  The reality is that in recovery sometimes you need to take it…

JamesHaggerty Do Our Best


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What It Means to Do Your Best and Why It’s Okay to Fail in the Process

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November 11, 2021

In most competitive sports, some kind of score or scoring system matters. Scoring is a metric we use to find out who “won” but also to see where we measure up personally (or as a team) in our growth. With cold, hard statistics, it is easy to find out…

Why Relying on Others Is a Good Thing


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Relying on Others Is Not a Bad Thing — In Fact, It’s Important

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November 5, 2021

As we exist in the modern world, many of us have become very proud of being independent and self-sufficient. Our culture and society depend on being strong individuals, taking sole responsibility for the circumstances in our lives, and pulling our own weight without asking for help. However, it is…

How To Boost Your Happiness and Inner Strength


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How To Boost Your Long-Term Happiness and Inner Strength

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October 4, 2021

Everybody wants to be happy, but many obstacles get in our way. “Choosing” to be happy is something that is much more difficult than it seems. Happiness is a natural feeling that comes and goes. This begs the question: is there a way that we can help ourselves to…

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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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