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  • Looking for More in Life: Recognizing the Need for Change

    Looking for More in Life: Recognizing the Need for Change

    Feelings of disappointment, dissatisfaction, and emptiness are not pleasant, but invite us to look for new sources and experiences of hope and growth. Whether it’s simply feeling down, or a challenge with addiction or another mental health issue, awareness is…

  • Overcoming Shame and Getting Unstuck

    Overcoming Shame and Getting Unstuck

    It is not uncommon to feel ‘stuck’ after a tragic or negative experience. But feeling stuck can also come from being in a situation that appears ‘fine’ or even ‘good’ to others, yet fails to meet important needs. Your value…

  • How Addiction Affects the Brain

    How Addiction Affects the Brain

    Substance use disorders -- addictions -- are medical conditions that develop through repeated use. Neuroscience demonstrates how severe substance use disorders — addictions — make it very difficult to be able to simply “choose” to stop because of how chemicals…

  • Navigating Diagnosis and Defining the Problem

    Navigating Diagnosis and Defining the Problem

    You matter more than any condition you may struggle with. Defining and diagnosing a challenge can bring tremendous clarity and hope. Understanding what may be wrong is key when addressing a problem. Talking with a trained medical professional, such as…

  • Why Getting Help Soon Matters

    Why Getting Help Soon Matters

    Whatever our challenge may be, getting help matters. The sooner we start our recovery journey, the sooner we move towards experiences of greater connection, health and hope. Whatever our challenge, getting help sooner matters. Starting our growth or recovery process,…

  • Recognizing Depression and Finding Hope

    Recognizing Depression and Finding Hope

    Depression is complex condition of the brain that affects millions of people. Recognizing its signs can be the beginning of seeking medicinal and non-medicinal forms of support that unlock greater stability, support, and healing.

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  • True Connection Matters for Recovery and Life

    True Connection Matters for Recovery and Life

    According to science, deep the experience of connection and meaningful relationships are not only a central part of long-term recovery, but of experiencing satisfaction and fulfillment in life. Connection involves feelings of being deeply known, understood and unconditionally accepted. The…

  • Everyone Needs a Counselor: Appreciating the Value of Therapy

    Everyone Needs a Counselor: Appreciating the Value of Therapy

    Counseling and therapy can be wonderful tools that help us explore how we want to experience more in life. In fact, one in four Americans have sought professional counseling. Most styles of counseling focus on re-understanding one's past or present…

  • Finding Your “Yes” and Passion in Life

    Finding Your “Yes” and Passion in Life

    Recovery is not just about saying “no” to something. It’s also about finding and experiencing a healthier, more fulfilling life. It’s hard to say “no” to something unless we have something else to say “yes” to. Research on habits indicates…

  • Relating to Family While in Recovery

    Relating to Family While in Recovery

    Family is an important source of connection - and sadly, sometimes disconnection -- in our lives. Relationships with family members can help support lasting, positive changes in our lives when that system is healthy. Therefore, recovery may need to involve…

  • Slowing Down and Taking Time to Heal

    Slowing Down and Taking Time to Heal

    Taking time to stop and seek help is crucial for recovery and the experience of greater wellness. Whether it’s a daily activity, a weekly meeting, a weekend, a month, three months, or six months, time used to pursue greater mental…

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