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Stages of Change

October 31st, 2011 / Coping Skills/ Events/ Mindfulness / No Comments

This is the video on the stages of change. This can be helpful to know in relationship to motivation, because it’s helpful to know what stage you’re in when deciding you want to change. What do you want to change? William Miller and Stephen Rollnick, authors of Motivational Interview discovered the five stages of change. […]

Reviving Motivation

October 28th, 2011 / Coping Skills / No Comments

This guest blog entry is by Charlette Mikulka, LCSW. Charlette Mikulka is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the award-winning author ofPeace in the Heart and Home: A Down-to-Earth Guide to Creating a Better Life for You and Your Loved Ones. More information about the author and book can be found at: www.peaceintheheartandhome.com. Please note […]

Relationship on the Rocks? Make a Change!

Are there stressors outside of your relationship that affect your love relationship? Do you grasp so strongly to the outside stressors, keeping you unfocused or distracted? How can you let go of the outside stressors in order to focus more on your relationship? I was talking to a couple last night and one partner was […]

5 Ways to Stay Motivated in Recovery

October 26th, 2011 / Coping Skills / No Comments

This article was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Vanessa Blaxland, MFTi. Staying motivating through out the recovery process can be a challenge, but incorporating these steps into your routine can help keep you motivated to reach your goals. Keep It Simple: Even though it’s good at times to look at the big picture, during recovery keep […]

Visioning Increases Motivation

It’s important to have a vision to help increase motivation. It’s important to have a carrot in order to increase your drive.  Think about being hungry or a recent craving you had.  You want it so bad that it’s all you can think or talk about.  It becomes the constant thought that enters your mind. […]

How to Prepare for the Fall Season & Stay Motivated

October 26th, 2011 / Coping Skills/ Uncategorized / 1 Comment

Are you ready for the fall season? Are you ready to battle the winter blues? No matter where you live, you have an ongoing relationship with your weather. Consider how your life shifts as the seasons shifts.  There are many triggers that may affect your mood and motivation. Do you have a hard time staying […]


October 20th, 2011 / Coping Skills / No Comments

This guest blog entry is by Jerry Brown PsyD, LMFT. Please note that the opinions presented in the article are that of the author and not necessarily the opinions of RHN. RHN chooses to publish articles and share individual sites to evoke discussion and show all options, ideas and beliefs. Life is not the station […]

Motivation: What are your strengths?

October 10th, 2011 / Coping Skills / No Comments

This article was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Vanessa Blaxland, MFTi. Do you ever have a bunch of ideas of what you’d like to do but can never seem to get motivated enough to follow through with your ideas or plans?  Often we sit waiting for motivation to find us.  Unfortunately motivation sometimes likes to […]

Letting Go of Willfulness

I was inspired to write this post after a group session. Group members talked about their difficulty of starting a task that would be good for their health and wellbeing; knowing what to do but having resistance to doing it. This feeling causes many individuals to feel stuck and to continue to do behaviors that […]

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