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Generating Gratitude

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This blog post was written by Leslie Kolb, MSW, ASW With the holidays approaching, you might have plans to visit your family, or have friends over for a celebration. You might be planning a vacation, or at least planning to take time off from work for a “staycation.” You might be looking forward to the […]

Creating a Practice of Gratitude

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This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Leslie Kolb, MSW, ASW. Have you ever gone through something difficult in your life when you wondered why life was so unfair? Why you had to deal with the problem in front of you but others did not? For example, if you are in recovery from […]

What is Gratitude?

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This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Leslie Kolb, MSW, ASW. This month, we focus on the topic of Gratitude while in Recovery. Merriam-Webster defines “grateful” as “feeling or showing thanks.” But gratitude is more than that—one might say it is the feeling of joy, warmth, or emotional fullness we have when we […]

Fear of Commitment: How to Stop Hesitating and Make a Choice

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This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Leslie Kolb, MSW, ASW. We’ve talked a lot this month about how to manage fear and move through it in order to be productive. Sometimes, when we find ourselves facing complicated situations, we can feel indecisive, confused, or even stuck. In those instances, fear can rear […]

Managing Fear

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This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Leslie Kolb, MSW, ASW. Over the past few weeks, we’ve discussed various fears that most of us have experienced during our life in some capacity or another. Last week we discussed a broader fear of loss, which can include a fear of failure. But what about […]

Feeling Stuck? How to Deal with a Fear of Loss

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This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Leslie Kolb, MSW, ASW. Do you ever feel afraid of taking a risk because you might lose? It’s true that sometimes the risk outweighs the reward, but sometimes we hold ourselves back because of a fear of loss. You might think to yourself, what if I […]

Taking Steps to Overcome Fear

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This blog was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Leslie Kolb, ASW. Now that it’s October, you’ll probably be inundated with all things Halloween—spooky ghosts, jack-o-lanterns, vampire bats—you know, the things that go bump in the night. Often, we can enjoy the little jolt of fear that comes from scary movies or haunted houses. But what […]

The Parentified Child at Work

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This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Leslie Kolb, MSW. Earlier this month we discussed ways to modify people-pleasing behavior caused by parentification during childhood. But what about people-pleasing behavior in the workplace? Do you have trouble saying “No” when you are feeling overworked or spread too thin? Do you do extra work […]

Breaking the Cycle of Parentification

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This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Leslie Kolb, MSW. Parentification occurs when a child feels obligated to act as the parent to their parent, whether it is in the practical way, like taking care of siblings, making dinner, or cleaning the house, or emotionally, when the child has to provide emotional support […]

Are you a people pleaser?

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This blog post was written by RHN’s, Leslie Kolb, MSW. Modern life is busy. Our lives are filled with work, appointments, plans, obligations…the list can feel endless. We all have the experience of putting others’ needs in front of our own sometimes, because we care for other people and it feels good to take care […]

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