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Why Trauma Sticks With You and How To Cope With It

Trauma occurs when an event happens that is life-altering and causes significant stress that leaves you in crisis-mode. The current global pandemic and the domino effect of its consequences can constitute a circumstance that might have already created trauma in you. Other examples of trauma include surviving a natural disaster or being the victim ofRead More

Why Eating Organic Will Improve My Recovery

Drugs and alcohol wreak havoc on the body, especially when chronically consumed. Once a person makes their way into recovery, the whole goal is to heal the mind, the soul, and the body. While therapy and the 12-Steps can improve the mind and the soul, the body may need some additional attention. Nutrition forms anRead More

Benefits of Art Therapy

With the ever-growing progress of different therapeutic modalities, art therapy can be a wonderful addition to your healing journey. Art therapy is how we incorporate creativity into our recovery to learn new things about ourselves in an emotional and psychological manner. There are many different ways we can utilize art in therapy. Some people createRead More

Holding Ourselves Accountable Over Time

For some of us, the longer we’re in recovery, the harder it is to hold ourselves accountable to the sobriety we’ve committed ourselves to. We can feel ourselves slipping on the intentions we’ve set for ourselves. We can feel as though we’re losing faith in the goals we’ve implemented for our recovery. This can happenRead More

Dealing with Intense Moments

Recovering from addiction is an experience that often includes intense emotion. We all know the highs and lows of drug use, the inner turmoil, the moments of anxiety, and panic. In these moments, we can find ourselves feeling overwhelmed. We don’t know how to cope with our intense emotional responses and thought patterns during theseRead More

How Can I Protect My Energy?

Many of us struggling with addiction and mental illness are also empathic, meaning we feel other people’s feelings alongside them and have a tendency to absorb their energy, whether that energy is negative or positive. For many of us, this can mean we’re impacted strongly by other people’s depression, anxiety and other mental health issues,Read More

Affirmations to Build Better Habits

Focusing on Replacement Habits As we’re working to recover, we discover that many of our habits are harmful to our health and detrimental to our sobriety. We want to break these habits, and we often work on doing this by focusing on them because now that we’re practicing mindfulness, we’re observing ourselves do these badRead More

Mindful Detachment From Our Thoughts

As we’re working to heal from our mental health issues, we learn more about how to control our thought patterns so that we’re not causing ourselves mental and emotional pain, sabotaging our recovery and keeping ourselves sick. One powerful way to control our thoughts is by using the practice of detaching from and observing ourRead More