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How to Become More Optimistic

Although most people don’t feel very optimistic starting recovery, developing a more optimistic attitude greatly improves your chances of long-term success. Optimism reduces stress, improves health, fosters perseverance, and most importantly, makes people believe they can stay sober if they try…

Why Optimism is Important in Recovery

Most people don’t go into recovery feeling optimistic. Most people just feel like life couldn’t get much worse and they have to change something. That’s more like desperation than optimism. Depression has many facets, one of which is the inability to imagine a better future….

How to Break Bad Habits in Recovery

Everyone has some bad habits. When you’re in recovery, some of those habits will work against you. Maybe you still smoke, or you don’t get enough sleep, or you spend too much time on Facebook, or you still spend time with people who drink…

How to Accept Yourself

Acceptance is a big part of moving past addiction or any personal challenge. Acceptance means accepting reality as it is, including accepting yourself as you are. If you don’t start with acceptance, everything else is harder because you see the world as you would like it to be instead of how it is. Learn more now….

What Anxiety Feels Like

Anxiety is when you suffer extreme apprehension and worry which can affect everyday situations and relationships. Anxiety is not a disorder to take lightly as side effects include panic attacks, headaches, frequent urination, insomnia, having trouble sleeping, depression, and much more. Click here to learn more….

How Much Nature Do We Need a Day

Walking outsides is good for your mental health as well as a study in 2009 saying taking a nature walk can reduce stress levels. It was also said in 2013 how walking on a green space can put the brain in a meditative state. Click here to learn more….

The Eight Phases of EMDR

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy to help people reprocess painful, unresolved memories such as people who have PTSD….

Guided Therapeutic Imagery

Meditation and mindfulness are powerful tools in addiction recovery and Guided Therapeutic Imagery can help patients elucidate complex problems so they can face them head on….

Spiritual Growth

Recovering from addiction often involves developing a connection to a higher power of your understanding, which helps to shape your accountability, resolve, and spiritual growth….

Awakening Your Spiritual Side

The traditional approach to treating addiction has always involved some connection to a higher power of your own understanding, and awakening your spiritual side can give you the strength to succeed in recovery….