health and well-being

Recovery

September 19, 2019
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Healing from the Inside Out: The profound effects of Art Therapy

“Creativity gives rise to the limited out of the unlimited, To sanity out of madness, To the valuable out of the priceless, To abundance out of nothingness, To the original out of the familiar, And to hope out of despair.” -Wallace Huey We come in from the whirlwind of addiction hopeless, broken, and searching for meaning out of all we […]
September 9, 2019
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Understanding Shame

For an individual with healthy coping skills, a small amount of shame (often referred to as guilt) can be an effective motivator for adjusting attitudes and behaviors to better align with one’s vision for themselves.  But for many who have experienced trauma, or have been subjected to shaming belief systems at a young age, the shame factor is over-active and […]
August 28, 2019
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Self-Care is not Selfish: The Importance of Self-Care When Getting Clean and Sober

Many argue that addiction is a societal disease, driven by the endless compulsion for more, and by action based on feelings of lack. One perspective is that addiction is worsened by an imbalanced drive to consume, achieve, conquer.  While energies of desired progress are by no means unhealthy in and of themselves, when they replace balance, and ignore the quiet […]