How to Practice Self Love

Everyone deserves to love and be loved by others, especially during these trying times. Equally as important is learning to love yourself and look after your own happiness and wellbeing. Self-love benefits you and others due to the positive effect it has on your life. During recovery, it can be a valuable tool to build your confidence and self-esteem. Here are a few ways to practice self-love and grow in this area of your life.    Continue reading

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Planning New Year’s Resolutions, You Can Stick To

The New Year is a great time to assess your life and consider resolutions to make it better. By being realistic in the resolutions you choose, you’re more likely to see them come true. Here are a few ideas for resolutions that may seem small but can pay off in a big way if you succeed in making them a part of your life.  Continue reading

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5 Fun Games to Play that Don’t Involve Alcohol

Game night has for the longest time been associated with snacks and booze. But you can have just as much fun at a sober event – maybe even more so – as one where alcohol is consumed. Here are just a few ideas of fun games you can play that don’t involve drinking alcohol at all. Continue reading

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Better to Give Than Receive

The holiday season is the time of year when it’s better to give than receive. Rather than thinking about the things that you want, it’s time to think about those you care about. That can make you feel better, too. But how can you get into the giving mindset this holiday season? Continue reading

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Don’t Quit before the MIRACLE… Sobriety and Surviving 2020

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5 Ways To Show Yourself Grace During Recovery

Addiction recovery is a difficult road to travel. There’s no point in making it harder by dwelling on past mistakes and failures. By embracing the gifts of patience, love, encouragement and grace, you’re more likely to succeed in your recovery. Here are a few ways to replace a critical, negative attitude with grace during your recovery journey. Continue reading

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Holiday Shopping for the Recovery Life

The holidays are a time of joy and thanksgiving. For people in recovery, however, the holidays may bring back unpleasant memories of the past or pose a threat to their sobriety. By planning your holiday season in advance, you can enjoy this time to the full without missing a step in your recovery. Here are a few tips for staying on track as you shop and fellowship with others during the holidays. Continue reading

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How to Prepare for Thanksgiving with Family and Friends

This year Thanksgiving is so different with Covid19 restrictions leaving many big holiday gatherings to just the immediate family. If you are going to be with family or friends, please be safe.  Continue reading

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5 Ways to Have an Attitude of Gratitude

A gratitude attitude is one that’s thankful and appreciative of all aspects of life – good and bad, big and small. When gratitude becomes a habit, you’re automatically thankful because you firmly believe that things will eventually work out. Having an attitude of gratitude can reduce stress, boost your mood and give you a positive outlook for the future. It can have a ripple effect on the lives of others, boosting their happiness and morale as well. Here are a few ways to develop an attitude of gratitude in your life.   Continue reading

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Family Holidays 2020

Addiction recovery can be tricky during the holidays as traditional celebrations often involve alcoholic drinks. From spiked eggnog to holiday cocktails, you’re sure to be tempted to break your sobriety, especially when attending family gatherings. With Covid restrictions being different by location this year has an additional layer of challenge. By planning, you can reduce stress and enjoy your holidays more without breaking your recovery goals. Here are a few ideas for handling recovery during the holidays.   Continue reading

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