How Much TV Is Too Much?

Everyone loves to engage in watching their favorite television shows. People love to see what their favorite characters are doing and how the ongoing story is progressing. Binge-watching has become very popular for types of shows. Kids even pass a lot of time watching TV and videos on their tablets, computers, and smartphones. But too much of a good thing can be harmful. So, it is recommended that to keep your kids healthy, it is acceptable to limit their TV time.  Continue reading

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Fun Ideas for Fellowship After a Meeting

Once you have committed yourself to recovery, you might start to feel a void. You also might experience boredom occasionally. Perhaps you miss the socialization of partying but know that returning to that life is not the healthiest decision. Otherwise, you perhaps are a quiet type who maybe was in a longtime relationship that ended but are not ready to date again.  Continue reading

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How Important Is Sleep During Your Recovery Journey?

Few things in life are more important than getting the sleep you need. It helps provide mental and emotional stability and increases your ability to handle stress throughout the day. Now, it’s time to learn how important sleep is during your recovery journey, which starts with what to expect if experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you stop. Continue reading

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Going Back To in-Person Meetings

The past year was tough on everyone. In-person meetings stopped, and people were asked to limit getting together because of a quickly spread virus. But those times for the most are in the past, and it is time to get back together. But getting back into 12-step meetings must be done safely, so fears and concerns are covered. If things are not handled correctly, the outcome can have a negative impact on the recovery of every person in the 12-step meetings. Continue reading

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Great Tips for a Sober 4th of July

Few things herald the arrival of summer quite like the 4th of July. This year, make sure your celebration aligns with your health and wellness goals. There are plenty of ways to celebrate Independence Day free from alcohol, and having a plan is the best way to ensure a happy and healthy 4th. These tips from the team at My 12 Step Store are a great place to start.  Continue reading

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WEHO Pride 2021 Event

Hi VNRH and friends.

2021 Pride events are taking place all month some in-person some virtual. (weho pride link below gives more detail) Continue reading

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Ways To Stay Active This Summer

Summer is a great time to get outdoors and stay active, and for people in recovery, that fresh air and exercise can go a long way toward supporting long-term sobriety. Having a plan helps ensure you take action. Here are some tips on how to make the most of the warmth of summer and boost your overall health and wellness in the process.   Continue reading

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Celebrating Sober Dads

Fathers are unique. Some dads watch baseball while eating game-time snacks. Other dads work on Wall Street and watch stocks rise and fall over grilled salmon with Béarnaise sauce. Still, most dads, whether they are capable of showing it or not, love their children a great deal.  Continue reading

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The SHARE

by Paulo Murillo

BEING OF SERVICE- We asked these clean and sober individuals with various lengths of sobriety time what being of service means to them and how helping others helps them in their program of recovery. Continue reading

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Ways To Be of Service to Others  

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Are you looking for purpose in your life? Don’t wait until you figure out what it is, or you may never find it. Doing things that help others will give purpose to your life, and more often than not, these projects will lead you to your specific purpose. You may ask, “How can I help others?” Here are some answers that we have compiled.
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