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Working Through Adult Bullying

Most of the time, when bullying gets discussed, it refers to school-aged children. We talk about children who struggle in school because of the bullying they face. We talk about sports, clubs, and cliques that young people participate in and the harassment and struggle that comes with the bullying they face. Adults can face bullyingRead More

Remaining Diligent During Recovery

The New Oxford American Dictionary defines the word diligent as “having or showing care and conscientiousness in one’s work or duties.” Being diligent is important in recovery. For many of us, staying diligent is what helps to prevent relapse or poor decision-making. If you are new to recovery and sober living, diligence may take some timeRead More

3 Practices to Improve Quality of Life

For those struggling with mental health challenges or addiction, life can feel overwhelming at times. It can feel as if we do not have time for anything, yet we have all the time in the world to sit and ruminate on negative thoughts. Making a conscious effort to try to improve your quality of life isRead More

How Can I Practice Better Self-Care?

Practicing self-care is incredibly important as we begin to face our mental health challenges, trauma, or addiction. It can feel scary and overwhelming to face those strong emotions and underlying feelings. One of the best things you can do for yourself while you work through your recovery is to practice self-care. Learning what works best forRead More

Healing Through the Arts

The journey through sobriety and addiction is lifelong. We continuously work through trauma, our past, remaining sober, and every other challenge that life throws our way. Even those individuals who are years past their active addiction need to find ways to continuously heal and work through their struggles in an accepting manner. The arts areRead More

What Is Self-Harm?

Self-harm is the act of deliberately harming your own body, such as cutting or burning yourself. It is typically not a suicide attempt. For most people, self-harm is a harmful way to cope with emotional pain, intense anger, or frustration. Many emotions can be underneath the act of self-harming. If you or someone you know isRead More

How Can I Learn to Trust Again?

Trust is a big thing. It is so big that a phobia has been identified surrounding trust. The fear of trust is called pistanthrophobia. When we face different life challenges such as toxic relationships, mental health struggles, trauma, or addiction, it can cause us to fear trusting people. If you find yourself struggling to trustRead More

The Need to Stop Self-Abandoning

We abandon ourselves when we reject ourselves and stop focusing on our well-being. Many of us fail to notice that we are doing it. We are so used to focusing on others, participating in negative self-talk, and thinking poorly of ourselves that it turns into second nature. When you add addiction and mental illness toRead More

3 Ways to Be More Present

There are many benefits of staying present throughout your days. Staying present means you are focusing on what you are doing, what you are feeling, and what you are experiencing as it happens. Being present means that you are not ruminating on negative thoughts, focusing on the past, or feeling overwhelmed by the future. StayingRead More