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Writing as a form of self care

I find myself asking this question lately. As I move forward in advancing my own healing, the goal to take my personal learning out into the world is real. I move resolutely to shake loose from the compulsion to “do” and replace it with the desire to “be” in the world; in service to both … Continue reading Writing as a form of self care

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How to practice sobriety – Part 2 – the deeper issues

You might have reached a point in your life that you have decided drinking is not for you. If so, here are some tips for how to remain sober: Create a positive attitude about not drinking and by that I don’t just mean considering the pros of not drinking but viewing it as a healthy … Continue reading How to practice sobriety – Part 2 – the deeper issues

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Engage in a New Hobby for a Richer and More Satisfying Life

There’s an old saying, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Don’t be like Jack! Whether you engage via the web from the comforts of home, or decide on a more social endeavor, participating in a hobby means a living a fuller and more satisfying life. Below you’ll find some helpful tips … Continue reading Engage in a New Hobby for a Richer and More Satisfying Life

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Alcohol is a drug! Treat it like one.

Alcohol is one of the few drugs that most people find acceptable to consume. It is highly accessible, can be inexpensive, is masterfully advertised, comes in a large variety, and is frequently paired with meals to elevate our enjoyment and pleasure. Most stores, including drug stores, are eager to get licensed to sell alcohol, making … Continue reading Alcohol is a drug! Treat it like one.

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Cognitive Distortions

Cognitive distortions are thought patters we develop over time that are inaccurate and that can contribute negatively to our mental health. The study of cognitive distortions was the foundation of Aaron Beck, who is considered to be one of the founding fathers of the cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) movement. Beck started investigating our thinking patters … Continue reading Cognitive Distortions

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Natural ways to improve mental health

By now, many people have heard that our body produces various chemicals that significantly influence our mental state. While this is a very complicated subject, there are four specific chemicals that are of predominant importance. These are serotonin, oxytocin, dopamine, and endorphin. There a many products in the drug industry based on the manipulation of … Continue reading Natural ways to improve mental health

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