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Connecting With The Senses: A Summer Mindfulness Practice

Posted on July 20, 2020

Summertime is one of the loveliest and most magical times of the year. Warmer weather, sunny days, and more hours of light make summer a perfect time to engage the senses and practice mindfulness. Mindfulness simply refers to the act of being present in the moment or being here now. Mindfulness practices are ways to… Read On »

Pleasure And The Brain: The Neuroscience Of Why We Seek Dopamine

Posted on June 3, 2019

  All of our experiences in life are chemically based, meaning, that our brain releases chemicals, specifically chemical messengers, and those chemicals interact with different parts of the brain. From there, the different parts of the brain communicate with each other, with the nervous system, then with the body, creating an overall sensory experience. Pleasure… Read On »

The Joy of Boundaries

Posted on April 15, 2019

Boundaries are the invisible rolls of caution tape we put up around our limitations emotionally, mentally, financially, and physically. Though others can’t see our boundaries, they can hear them and know them through our communication, as well as our actions. For people with an addicted loved one, these boundaries can be difficult to set, even… Read On »

Learning To Take A Deep Breath

Posted on April 5, 2019

Check in to your breathing, right this moment. When was the last time you consciously forced yourself to become conscious of your breath or your breathing? You might be startled to find that your breathing is so shallow it hardly feels like you are breathing at all. You might be breathing quickly for no reason.… Read On »

Why is Self-Love Critical for Recovery?

Posted on March 25, 2019

Those of us living with addiction and mental health issues are no strangers to insecurity and low self-esteem. We lack the confidence and sense of self to prioritize our health and well-being. We reject ourselves so much that we compound our own mental and emotional pain. This can make us resort to unhealthy coping mechanisms… Read On »

Why Spring Cleaning is Good for Your Mental Health

Posted on February 18, 2019

With the weather getting nicer, it’s a good time to consider giving your house a thorough cleaning. This may be the last thing you feel like doing, especially if you’re feeling depressed or preoccupied with other things. In fact, studies have shown that there is a strong correlation between feeling depressed and having a messy… Read On »