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Can Holding a Grudge Be Toxic?

Even if you like to hold a grudge against someone, sometimes you have to admit that is not the best and only way to go through life. If you struggle with resentment towards a close friend or loved one, you may feel sad, angry, and other emotions that turned into bitterness, followed by resentment. AllRead More

Why “Clean Eating” Labels May Do More Harm Than Good

If you spend hours a week prepping meals and trying to get your food menu in order, you may be trying too hard to find ‘safe’ foods that you aren’t even enjoying food any longer. Spending excessive amounts of time on worrying about food may not make you healthier, it may raise your anxiety andRead More

The 5 Things to Be Grateful For in Recovery

Recovery is a process that teaches you more than you can ever give back to it. When you think about gratitude, it is not some superficial attitude about feeling happy or content with life, it is deeper than that. It is about weaving gratitude into every aspect of your life. Even for the moments ofRead More

Is Fear of Slipping Ruining Your Sobriety?

The fear of slipping up can literally ruin your life if you let it get out of control. When you worry day after day about slipping up and ruining your sobriety, you don’t leave any room to navigate the spaces in between, like noticing moments of gratitude. Find some ways to learn how to letRead More

How to Make Boredom Your Friend (and Not Your Foe)

If you ever caught yourself saying ‘there’s not enough hours in the day,’ you may be living at a hectic (perhaps unsustainable) pace. There are days that can also seem to stretch out forever and do not seem to offer what you want out of life. If you want to make friends with both ofRead More

Can I Go Vegan in My Recovery?

Going vegan can be a hard choice for anyone who is concerned about their own health, much less that of other animals. For people in recovery from addiction, it can be another choice in a list of choices to make about how to go forward in recovery in a healthy way. Giving In Sometimes goingRead More

Avoid a Vacation Relapse with These Travel-Friendly Tips

A vacation seems like the perfect time to get away from it all and relax. One of the challenges for people in  recovery is staying clean and sober when away from the constant support networks, groups, meetings, and places that keep recovery at the forefront of their mind. Going on vacation should be carefree butRead More

What Does Victory Look Like in Recovery?

In order to move forward in recovery, there is a lot of letting go that happens. It is hard to become victorious if you are holding on to the past. Moving from victim to victor is the best way forward but sometimes it is harder than it looks. Taking Responsibility Victims blame problems on otherRead More

How Dogs Can Teach Us Self-Acceptance

It can feel hard to balance criticism with approval when it comes to bringing up children. As little kids, we likely hear different messages from parents, caregivers, and other family members who try to ‘teach us’ but can actually do more harm to our ability to love ourselves than any good they think they’re doing.Read More