05/15/2019

The Stance On Medicinal Marijuana When you hear the word “Marijuana,” what comes to mind? Do you believe it is a drug with serious side effects that makes you stupid and leads to further drug use? Or, do you think...

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04/24/2019

Vulnerability, powerlessness, and seeking help can be a very difficult thing for people in the thralls of active addiction, many of whom are experiencing issues with their self-confidence and self-esteem. We often don’t feel worthy of living a better life...

Building Self-Confidence Through Recovery
04/09/2019

While many equate good physical health with “being healthy,” proper mental health plays an equally critical role in a person’s ability to maintain overall healthiness. Focusing solely on one or the other is a detriment to someone’s well-being because we...

learn how rock climbing helped battle stress, anxiety and depression
03/26/2019

There are a number of stigmas associated with addiction self-help groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Criticisms include: “It’s a cult,” “they’ll brainwash you,” and my personal favorite (I identified with it the most), “It’s just a bunch...

Learn how AA and the 12 steps work in reality
03/04/2019

Technology Integration Helps to Foster Deeper Connections Between Recovery Coach and Client Project Courage and TryCycle Data Systems Collaborate to Increase Engagement with Clients in Recovery Project Courage’s year-old and recently CARF-accredited Recovery Support Services program (RSS) facilitates recovery in...

02/20/2019

In the book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Dr. Brené Brown, vulnerability is defined as “uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure.” Some people may hear the term vulnerability and think that it means weakness. This...

Is Becoming Vulnerable a Strength?
02/05/2019

What’s in it for me? I have been hurt by something. Who was it – me or you? To truly forgive, we must learn what forgiveness is and what it isn’t. We must learn how to forgive. For example, when...

How to Forgive and Find Self-Forgiveness
01/10/2019

For me, Yoga began as a way to work out and to be healthy. I liked it a lot and wanted to be good at it. Plus, I wanted to learn every pose and do it correctly. I am, after...

learn how consistent yoga practice can help transform your life
12/17/2018

Feeling worried, nervous, uneasy, or trapped in racing thoughts are common symptoms of anxiety, which can cause physiological symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, sweating, and muscle tension. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that an estimated 31.1% of U.S....

dealing with anxiety and its role in substance abuse
12/06/2018

Holiday Season: Sobriety’s Bermuda Triangle Holiday season is a notoriously difficult time for recovering addicts, alcoholics and their families. The trifecta of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve is aptly named ‘The Bermuda Triangle’ due the turbulence it can create...

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