The Surprising Benefits of Mindful Cooking

You have probably heard of “mindful eating,” defined as staying in the moment and taking in what you feel as you eat. But have you heard of mindful cooking? Mindful cooking is staying in the moment during the entire cooking process. Just like mindful eating, mindful cooking can help us develop a deeper relationship withRead More

Your Personal Life Changes When You Get Sober

Everything about your life changed when you decided to enter treatment, face your challenges, and embark on your journey of sobriety. Your thought processes changed, what you did for fun changed, you may have even changed your eating habits. Of course, with everything else morphing and expanding, your relationships may have changed as well. SomeRead More

What Are Signs of Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

There are several different types of personality disorders, one of them being narcissistic personality disorder. This is when people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for excessive attention and admiration, troubled relationships, and a lack of empathy for others. For most people suffering from this disorder, under that extreme confidenceRead More

What Is Anorexia Athletica?

“Anorexia athletica” is a  type of eating disorder that primarily affects athletes. People with anorexia athletica take in a limited number of calories despite a high level of physical activity. This behavior typically results in a very lean body mass and low weight. We often associate athletes with excellent health because of the amount ofRead More

The Benefits of Laughter

Laughter is an amazing thing. In life, we continuously face tough choices, negative interactions, and stress-filled days. When you add in mental health concerns, it is easy to get stuck in a rut and focus on the negative. Remembering to stop and enjoy every day is essential. It is okay–and healthy–to take time to laughRead More

4 Popular Myths About Sobriety

Societal stigmas exist everywhere, propelled by myths and misinformation preventing the average person from understanding and experiencing the truth. Confronting stigma is especially true for those seeking sobriety. As someone living a sober lifestyle, you probably thought the stigma would stop as soon as you entered treatment. However, following treatment, you may meet harsh stigmaRead More

What Does Xanax Abuse Look Like?

Xanax is a medication that many people are familiar with. Xanax is a benzodiazepine, which means that it has a sedative effect. Xanax is sometimes prescribed for panic and anxiety disorders. Many individuals use Xanax in the way that it is intended. However, it is very addictive and can lead to dependency if not takenRead More

Why Do I Eat When I Am Stressed? 

If you are an emotional eater, you are not alone. Often, when we feel stressed, anxious, or worried, we grab a snack and munch away. Emotional eating is often linked with uncomfortable emotions or past trauma. Many of us experience comfort in grabbing that specific thing to eat. The feeling of comfort might be neededRead More

How to Combat Your Nightmares

We have all been there. You are running from an unseen thing; you trip and fall down a never-ending hole, landing on a stage with an audience full of staring faces. Not to mention that lock on the door that never works, slowly creaking open as you jolt awake. Nightmares can be scary. They areRead More

The Harmful Effects of Comparing Feelings  

When going through a challenging time, it can be easy to compare your situation to others. You may look at the success of another and instantly feel poorly about yourself because, in your eyes, you are not as successful. Conversely, you may look at a person and see that that person is going through somethingRead More