Monthly Archives: December 2016

26 12, 2016

An Open Letter to Society from a Recovering Alcoholic

December 26th, 2016|2 Comments

 Societal Pressures that Contribute to Addiction Dear Society, You suck. Honestly, people say they don’t know what they would do without other people, but I do. I would thrive. I wouldn’t have to worry about social pressures, about perceptions, or about attitudes. Since you clearly thought genetic susceptibility to addiction and mental disorders weren’t bad

22 12, 2016

The Art of Forgiveness and How it Transforms Lives

December 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

“Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.” ~ Desmond Tutu Forgiveness may be one of the most difficult aspects of the path to recovery. For many, forgiving their loved ones is harder than giving up alcohol or drugs altogether, and as a result they can go years trying to forget

15 12, 2016

The Other Sobriety: Becoming Emotionally Sober

December 15th, 2016|0 Comments

“I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” ~ Oscar Wilde Emotions are part of being human. We get sad, angry, frustrated or happy depending on the circumstances we find ourselves in and the experiences we have. However, experiencing emotions

12 12, 2016

It’s Not All Burgers and Beer: Boys and Body Image

December 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Earlier this year it was revealed that Zayn Malik struggled with an eating disorder while in the boy band One Direction. With this revelation, people have been forced to reassess their preconceived notions of body image and its impact on both men and women. The scientific community have known for a long time that eating

8 12, 2016

Facing the Past and Dealing with Trauma – How EMDR Helps

December 8th, 2016|0 Comments

“PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions.” ~ Susan Pease Banitt For those who have experienced a traumatic personal event or history, facing the past can be one of the most difficult aspects of working through recovery. Trauma leads to feelings of a loss of control, a

5 12, 2016

Gifts That Keep Giving: Opportunities to Give Back in Boise

December 5th, 2016|0 Comments

“Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.” ~ Jim Rohn Mariah Carey on the radio? Big sales at the store? Family recipes being dusted off? All of this can only mean one thing: Christmas is almost upon us. After the craziness of Black Friday, holiday cheer is sure to

1 12, 2016

8 Signs Your Loved One is Struggling with Addiction

December 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Drug and alcohol addiction is often a hidden problem. Like most diseases, it is at its most dangerous while it festers, undiscovered. That said, addiction is also like most diseases in that it also shows some unmistakable symptoms if you know what to look for. The first step of recovery from addiction is for the

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