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When Does Close Become Codependent?

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When you aren’t educated on healthy boundaries, it is easy to mistake enmeshment for intimacy. For people living with loved ones who have the disease of addiction, this lack of clarity can prove disastrous. Here, we’ll look at the difference between healthy closeness in relationships and dysfunctional closeness. Characteristics of a Healthy Relationship Healthy relationships… Read On »

Is Inspiration A Science? 

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How does our brain get inspired and stay inspired? Inspiration is difficult to describe, as it often comes on suddenly and without warning. We associate inspiration with mental stimulation and the sudden urge or idea to engage in something new or to get creative. While feeling inspired can feel fleeting and hard to pin down,… Read On »

Facts About Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy

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Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) is an evidence-based therapy which aims to resolve emotional and behavioral disturbances and help people to lead happier, more abundant lives. The History of REBT In the 1950s, Albert Ellis was working with patients as a trained clinical psychologist. Using traditional psychoanalytic approaches to discover the underlying causes of problematic behaviors in his patients, Ellis became aware… Read On »

How Can Neurotherapy Help Your Recovery?

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The practice of neurotherapy goes by multiple names used interchangeably, but not necessarily representing the same exact practice. Neurofeedback, biofeedback, and brainwave training all aim for the same goal of utilizing displays and interactions with brain waves to demonstrate brain activity to a patient, train the brain, and show results. The Importance Of Watching Brain… Read On »

Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) 101

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Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) is the study of how the brain, nervous system, and immune system impact each other. Researchers are beginning to discover ways in which the central nervous system and immune system communicate with each other, and these findings are the basis of PNI. PNI offers an interdisciplinary approach to disease, taking into account psychology,… Read On »

The Sugar Fix: Why We Crave It In Early Recovery

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In the chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous titled “The Family Afterward,” the authors touch on a variety of subjects about what life is like for the family after a loved one has recovered from alcoholism. Briefly, the authors touch on health and specifically touch on a curious part of nutrition for those who are in the… Read On »

What to Do On a Friday Night

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The fear of missing out is a very real experience during the first few months to the first year of recovery from drugs and alcohol. Our last drink or drug, our last drunk, high, as well as our last good time while intoxicated, is not far behind us. In our brain chemistry, the equation for… Read On »

Do’s Of Dating In Recovery

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Dating in recovery is a fascinating and exciting experience. You’ve worked hard to recover who you were before you started drinking or using, who you are as a sober individual, and who you want to be in your future. Exploring the connection your new holistic self can have with others can be an educational, transformative… Read On »

Creating Your Recovery

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  Imagine starting a garden. You plot the space, build the beds, buy the soil, lay it down, pick what you want to grow, plant the seeds, and then never tend to the garden again. You don’t water the seeds, you don’t pull weeds, and you don’t do anything to care for what you’re trying… Read On »

Layers Of Forgiveness

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There are many takes on a similar sentiment of resentment and forgiveness. Resentment, or anger, is a poison we consume in an effort to hurt someone else. If we are harboring anger and resentment toward them, we are holding forgiveness toward them captive. Somehow, we believe, that by withholding forgiveness from another person, we can… Read On »