Benefits of Being Grateful: Three Tips to Practice Gratitude

It’s not always easy to reflect on your life and feel grateful for everything that has happened to you. There are countless highs and lows, and sometimes the lows feel almost impossible to get through.   Continue reading

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Father’s Day Is an Amazing Opportunity To Reach Out and Heal

Father’s Day can be tricky. Some dads can be awkward about receiving attention and gifts. While others are not living, and it triggers grief and or loss of loving memories and special times. Some dads have had little or nothing to do with raising their kids, and the relationship is not as strong as it could be. Some dads are heroes and forever live in the hearts of their children with loving gratitude. Whatever your situation is, time and recovery changes things and celebrating dad is different for everyone. Here are some Father’s Day ideas:   Continue reading

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5 Sober Summer Tips

The sun is finally out after a long and dreary winter, and you are ready to have your first sober summer. Summer can be a time filled with temptations to relapse due to invitations to barbecues and opportunities to lie on the beach with a mojito in hand. However, it is possible to keep you and your recovery safe with five easy tips. Continue reading

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CELEBRATING PRIDE SOBER

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Safe and Sober Ways to Honor Memorial Day

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To many people, Memorial Day is the official kickoff to summer. A weekend filled with BBQs, beach excursions, camping, graduations, and even 12-step conventions. It’s easy to get caught up in a three-day weekend and lose sight of the true meaning of this day. Continue reading

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Acts of Service and the Benefits

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When you’re at one of your lowest points, either emotionally, spiritually, physically, or all three, it can be hard to imagine helping anyone other than yourself. In a lot of ways, this makes sense; when we’re hurt, we tend to think only about how we can stop ourselves from hurting. Thinking about helping others can get dropped to the bottom of a priority list.

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Good Times to Call Your Sponsor While in Recovery

As a person in recovery, you will learn about the importance of finding a sponsor that will guide you through the twelve steps. When you go to meetings in the community for peer support, you will meet others who are further along in their recovery. Many will volunteer to be a sponsor, and it’s important to find a sponsor that you want to work with.  Continue reading

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Show Gratitude for Nurses During Nurses Week: May 6—12

National Nurses Week takes place annually from May 6–12 and is a time to recognize nurses’ achievements and their valuable service and show gratitude for all they do for patients. There are nearly 4 million registered nurses in the United States, and here are a few ways you can reach out to one that’s helped you, a loved one or even a nurse you’ve never encountered—but may one day need! Continue reading

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Celebrating Mother’s Day While in Recovery

Being a sober mom in recovery is a celebratory event in itself. With so much pressure on moms to succumb to “mommy wine culture,” recovery can be a challenge. To celebrate Mother’s Day this year, it’s important to take a look at the things that matter most to you. You can celebrate any holiday without wine, alcohol, or drugs; you just may need to do some planning if you are new in your recovery.  Continue reading

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Tips to Stay Sober

Whether you’re starting your journey in sobriety or you’re just going through a rough time, there are times when you can feel as if you just want to drink or use. While there are several techniques that you can use to help you get over the craving, sometimes it is just easier to do something to keep yourself distracted while you get through it. Try these suggestions to help you get through those periods when you just can’t think of anything else.  Continue reading

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