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How Meditation Can Help Us in Our Recovery

How Meditation Can Help Us in Our Recovery

Meditation has many benefits for dealing with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues, as well as for helping us in our addiction recovery. One of the greatest misconceptions about meditation is that its primary aim is to empty the mind of all thoughts, and while this is possible,...

Learning to Be Less Hard on Ourselves

Learning to Be Less Hard on Ourselves

When struggling with addictions and mental health issues, one of our common habits that actually contributes to our difficulties is being too hard on ourselves. We criticize ourselves overly harshly. We speak and think about ourselves in disparaging ways. We beat ourselves up, mentally, emotionally and physically. We can...

How Can I Use Journaling to Help Me in my Recovery?

How Can I Use Journaling to Help Me in my Recovery?

Journaling is powerful and effective tool that we can use in our healing and recovery. Writing about our difficult thoughts, emotions and experiences helps us to process, organize and manage them for ourselves. The writing process serves as a sort of release. When we write, everything we have buried...

Learning Healthy Boundaries from Our Relationships

Learning Healthy Boundaries from Our Relationships

Many of us living with addictions, depression, anxiety and other mental and emotional health challenges can say we’ve been in unhealthy relationships that were codependent and/or abusive. As we’re recovering, we can learn from our past relationships in order to create healthier boundaries for ourselves, have healthier relationships moving...

Understanding Our Self-Destructiveness

Understanding Our Self-Destructiveness

If you or a loved one is struggling with thoughts of suicide, PLEASE call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Self-destructiveness is something many of us experience when it comes to living with addictions and mental health issues. It takes many of us a long time, sometimes years, to...

Addiction and Codependence

Addiction and Codependence

When we think of codependence, we usually associate it with romantic relationships. We don’t necessarily think of codependence and addiction as being related, but in many ways they are. Codependent relationships are characterized by their members being excessively emotionally dependent upon each other and not having healthy emotional boundaries with...

Independence for Healing and Recovery

Independence for Healing and Recovery

Those of us with addictions and mental health issues often find ourselves in codependent relationships that are unhealthy, toxic and abusive. We cling to our partners out of fear of losing them. We are terrified of being alone. We have deep-rooted fears of abandonment, often from traumatic childhood experiences...

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