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Mental Health

How Homebodies Can Take Care of Their Bodies and Minds

For gregarious social types, healthy lifestyles can be the result of good examples from your peers. On the other hand, introverts may have much less societal encouragement and pressure to focus on self-care. What follows are some methods you can use to take care of yourself without engaging with the world more than you can…

September 23, 2022
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What is Peer Support

WHAT IS A PEER SUPPORT GROUP AND HOW DOES IT HELP YOU MOVE FORWARD Join us in 2022! I think it’s safe to assume that most individuals who have an addiction issue, at some point in their lives, would have never considered attending a support group to get help. Even after you begin your recovery,…

January 4, 2022
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Finding Your Why
Finding your WHY I recently facilitated an anxiety support group and shared a video. It featured motivational speakers, albeit talking loudly, trying to inspire people to fight through the pain we all have to find their WHY-their reason for staying focused and pushing through toward their end goal. I gave the example before showing the...
March 27, 2021
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Self-Employment and Mental Illness: Can They Be Compatible?
If you have depression or PTSD, working for yourself may sound like an escape from the stress of an office. But if you're not careful, self-employment can be catastrophic for your mental health. Running a successful business without sacrificing mental wellness means being organized, disciplined, and mindful in your approach. On one hand, self-employment means...
March 3, 2021
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It took 793 days!
Today, I am here to celebrate my win with you all. I am a bit nervous while typing this blog because it’s unbelievable what happened last night. You know that feeling when you fight so hard that your only mission is to win, but when you finally win you feel numb, like ‘is this for real’....
February 24, 2021
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Remembering to Have a Plan

Planning is essential to my recovery. Planning entails deciding in advance what will happen. Planning has the amazing benefit of giving you control over your life. Having control over your life is essential to feeling happy and fulfilled. In my experience, planning is so essential to recovery that it is important to always have a…

January 7, 2021
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Depression

Depression isn’t just a word. It’s something that can consume your life. It feels like an invisible entity on your shoulder that tells you everything wrong with you. It knows your weaknesses and it knows how to exploit them. Depression feels like a black hole and the harder it pulls, the harder it is to…

December 24, 2020
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Be Grateful To Move Forward In Life

I heard a phrase the other day. I wasn’t paying attention so I do not recall where I heard it, but the phrase struck me. The person speaking said the group of people they were referencing were “too busy surviving to dream”. For some reason, the term really resonated with me. It made me think…

December 22, 2020
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My Experience with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Have you ever heard someone say “I’m so OCD” because they like their surroundings to be neat and tidy? Have you ever said this yourself? If so, I have a shocking personal fact to tell you. I have OCD and I’m not bothered when my room gets messy. How could this be? While it’s true…

December 19, 2020
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Believe in Holiday Magic!

Hello! I hope you are doing well through these unprecedented times. Ever since COVID-19 hit our world, the number of people struggling with substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and mental health issues has spiked. The truth is these issues can impact any of us, especially during the holiday season. Labeling yourself as a person with depression,…

December 13, 2020
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