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…

Recover and Heal with Tai Chi


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Recover and Heal with Tai Chi

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February 3, 2022

For centuries, Tai Chi has proven to be one of the most powerful ways to boost your physical health and mental well-being. The key to this ancient Asian tradition is harnessing your qi (pronounced ‘chee’) – or your vital energy. This scientifically-backed exercise promotes balance and health by allowing…

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…

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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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