Category Archives: Lifestyle

4 Reasons Why Acceptance is Essential to Your Recovery

October 5, 2020

  “When I stopped living in the problem and began living in the answer, the problem went away. From that moment on, I have not had a single compulsion to … Read More

Enabling Versus Caregiving

April 3, 2019

Enabling and caregiving both involve a strong desire to love, help and nurture another person. These desires are amplified, often with a sense urgency and desperation, for those with loved … Read More

Communicating with a Loved One who is Struggling with Addiction

February 6, 2019

Communicating with someone you love is not always easy.  Too often, conversations end with disagreements, misunderstandings and even broken relationships. If you are struggling to communicate with a loved one … Read More

What Is Your One Thing?

January 24, 2019

Gary Keller, Founder of Keller-Williams Realty, wrote the best-selling book The One Thing: The Surprising Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results.  In it, he shares with readers his secret to success: … Read More

5 Tips for Holiday Self-Care

December 12, 2018

The countdown to the holidays is on!  For many, holidays mean delightful aromas, twinkling lights and celebrations with friends and family. For some, along with the anticipation of sharing joyous … Read More

Why You Should Start A Recovery Journal

July 5, 2018

Early recovery is often described as an emotional roller coaster ride. Elation and relief can quickly turn into anger or shame as feelings come flooding back after being masked by substances … Read More

Why You Should Exercise During Addiction Recovery

June 20, 2018

Exercise plays a critical role in the health of both body and mind. As a society, we’re exercising less and the effects can be clearly seen in our collective physical … Read More

8 Reasons Why Socializing Sober is Better Than Socializing Drunk

July 18, 2017

By Kelly Fitzgerald 06/06/16 from When you’re used to taking shots before any social interaction, it feels weird when you show up anywhere sober. But I learned that it’s actually better … Read More

Step 5

May 16, 2017

This is part five of a twelve-part series wherein we will take a closer look at each of the twelve steps of recovery.  Step Five: Admitted to God, to ourselves, and … Read More

We Are Family: Loving a Person with Substance Use Disorder

May 2, 2017

How we got here Many of us know the feeling of anxiety that we get when we are concerned about a loved one’s substance use. That feeling of fear often … Read More

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