7 Awesome Perks to Living A Sober Life

Getting past an addiction is difficult, and you might sometimes wonder if you have what it takes. The answer is yes, you do. Check out these seven perks to living a sober life, then take the steps you need to in order to overcome your addiction. 1. You’ll Be Physically Healthier When you give up…

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9 Ways to Start the New Year on a Positive Note

The start of a new year is a great time to make changes in your life that will improve your health and wellness, add an element of fun, and allow you to reach your goals. Many people do that by setting new year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, most people don’t quite achieve those resolutions over the long term. There…

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A Guide to Teen Self-Injury: Prevention, Signs, and Treatment

You have probably heard stories about teens who cut or burn themselves. Perhaps your teen has done it or has suspected that one of his or her friends was doing it. Teen self-injury is not very uncommon, approximately 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 7 boys will self-injure at some point. The vast majority…

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8 Simple Activities to Help Ease Anxiety

Anxiety plagues everyone from time to time. If you are feeling overwhelmed with deadlines, expectations, and a to-do list a mile long, it’s time to take control of your anxiety. Check out this list of simple activities you can do right now to help ease anxiety and give you back your serenity. Of course, if you are…

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Is Your Teen Having Suicidal Thoughts?

Suicide: It’s the second-leading cause of death for young people aged 10 to 24. This means that more middle school, high school, and college students die by suicide than they do from cancer, heart disease, pneumonia, AIDS, influenza, stroke, and lung disease combined. As a parent, the thought of your teen having suicidal thoughts probably…

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Guide to Staying Sober This Holiday Season

Whether you are fresh out of recovery for a drug or alcohol addiction or you have been through the holidays as a recovering addict before, you already know that the holiday season is a time when many people in recovery have a relapse. There are some steps you can take that will reduce your risk of relapsing…

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The Keys To Unlocking Joy

While avoidance of anxiety, stress and sadness can provide temporary relief, intentionally focusing on generating joy can be a proactive way to not just curb negative affect, but also generate positive emotions like joy. It can also make unpleasant feelings around stress become more manageable by acknowledging negative emotions and providing us with the capacity to…

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Parenting Tips for A Successful Summer

For those of us with children and/or adolescents, summer can be both a fun and stressful time. While the stress of getting to school, homework, projects and after school activities subsides, it is often replaced with lack of structure, boredom, and immense amounts of less supervised free time. Often, parents try and identify a successful…

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The Importance of Being Connected and The Implications of Loneliness

Universally, there are few nouns with a more miserable association than ‘loneliness’.  Over the last 10 years, research has provided us with unending amounts of research on the emotional, mental and physical resilience factors that connectedness brings us as well as the detrimental effects of experiencing loneliness.  Dr. Emma Seppala’s Tedx Talk on The Power…

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