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How Can I Be More Compassionate?

Compassion is an important part of recovery, whether you are in recovery yourself or supporting someone who is recovering. Becoming more compassionate is a matter of practice. Here are a few ways to involve the practice of compassion in your life. Practice more empathy: Empathy and compassion go hand in hand. Whereas compassion can beRead More

Why Emotional Flooding Can Hijack Relationships

Emotional thoughts and feelings can lead to acting out through behaviors that might be regrettable later. Sometimes it feels like they are unstoppable emotions that are out of control. With recovery, there is a lot of work that has to be done but emotions are part of the challenge. The giant waves of negative feelingsRead More

What Are The Physical Symptoms Of Anxiety?

There is a reason we say that mental health disorders, like anxiety, live in the mind, the body, and the spirit. The body runs on the brain. Meaning, our nervous system is what connects every single cell of our body to our brain and vice versa. We don’t think about it because we don’t haveRead More

How the Modern World Changes the Brain

  Everything has gone digital. In a modern world that keeps changing, the brain has a hard time keeping up. Everyone is required to do different things at once. This multitasking takes a toll on the brain and body over time. Addiction to technology is not only changing the brain, but it also makes peopleRead More

Are You Depressed Or Sad?

Sadness is a part of depression. Sadness is separate from depression. We can feel sad for extended periods of time without being depressed. If our sadness is persistent for weeks or months on end and is accompanied by other symptoms, we might be experiencing depression. Jumping to either conclusion- we are only sad, or weRead More

Could Depression Be Genetic?

We understand a few things about depression. First, depression is a normal part of life; for example, we experience depression as part of the grieving process. Second, depression can be hereditary. That is, at least, as a mental illness. Research has provided us with the knowledge that when one parent has a mental illness, likeRead More