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Three Ways to Recovery From Holiday Stress

This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Vanessa Blaxland, MFTi. Take a deep breath, the holidays are over.  You have dealt with pushing crowds at the mall, traffic at all hours of the day, and stressful family get togethers.  Yes, there are some not so enjoyable aspects of the holidays, but here are […]

Take A Holiday Risk

Dr. Robin Dilley is an author, psychologist, and speaker. She can contacted through www.psychotherapyunlimited.com RHN Disclaimer: 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 […]

Surviving the Holidays Part 2: Slow Down

This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Vanessa Blaxland, MFTi. Shopping in crowds, spending tons of money, stressful family get togethers, and horrific traffic.  This is what the holidays are all about right?!  Unfortunately this is what comes to mind for many people during the holidays.  It’s not hard to see how this […]

12 Days 12 Ways to Survive the Holidays

We all know that the holidays can get overwhelming. From holiday parties, last minute shopping to family gatherings and feelings of loneliness, for some, these can make one feel anxious or depressed. This should be a time of happiness filled with laughter. With the help of these simple steps, you will be able to survive […]

Update on the 90 Day Challenge

I’ve kept my end of the bargain of the 90 day challenge. I’ve been writing down 10 things I’m grateful for in my gratitude journal. It has changed my mood and brought more happiness and balance into my life. I’ve been so excited about it that it’s caused me to make additional 90 Day challenges […]

Using Recovery to Cope With the Holidays

The holidays can be triggering for many people in recovery. You may have negative feelings towards family members (or they to you). You may associate the holidays with negative experiences.  It’s particularly difficult when you have an addiction you’re recovering from.  There are many opportunities to get sidetracked from your recovery plan. There are many […]

4 Ways to Disarm Critical Family Members

December 11th, 2011 / Coping Skills/ Relationship Tips / 1 Comment

This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Vanessa Blaxland, MFTi. We all have them. You know, that one family member that always has something negative to say about how you did this or that, or why are you this or that way.  I’m sure just thinking right now about how this person gets […]

Surviving the Holidays: Taking Control of Ourselves Part 1

December 6th, 2011 / Coping Skills/ Relationship Tips / No Comments

It’s that time of year again! Time to take a deep breath and face the holidays head on.  For some, the holidays are filled with joy and companionship, while for others it means surviving their family.  Whether it is having to deal with critical parents, an annoying uncle, feuding siblings or any other dysfunction, you […]


Resentments have never proven to be effective in my experience. You only hurt yourself when you hold a resentment. Resentments can cause physical pain to your organs and bring toxins to your body’s eco-system. What is resentment? Resentment is a feeling you hold towards someone (conscious or unconscious) that is based in anger. Under that […]

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