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Intimacy: How Much Do I Share?

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This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s Clinical Director, Elana Clark-Faler, LCSW, CSAT-S, CGP. Intimacy is an act of getting close to others physically, emotionally, or spiritually. These acts can be expressed verbally or non-verbally. Some ways to grow greater intimacy is through sharing openly with another person. It’s difficult to determine how […]

What Is Intimacy?

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This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s Leslie Kolb, MSW. What is intimacy? That might at first seem like a very simple question with a very simple answer, but in reality the concept of intimacy can mean different things to different people. Let’s start with the basics. Merriam-Webster defines intimacy as “very personal […]

Finding Healing On Father’s Day

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This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Cindy Weathers, MFTi. Perhaps Father’s Day is not so “happy” for you. Maybe you’re one of those people who will play the charade of giving a gift, sending a card or making a phone call out of obligation or guilt. Maybe you carry deep wounds from […]

Healing From An Abandoning Father

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This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Clinical Director, Elana Clark-Faler, LCSW, CSAT-S, CGP. According to Lisa Mancini from her manuscript, “Father Absence and Its Effects on Daughters,” : As the divorce rate in the United States climbs to nearly 50 percent, fathers seem to be disappearing from their daughter’s lives. Research shows that girls […]

Mothering Yourself: Be the Mother You Have Always Wanted

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This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Elana Clark-Faler, LCSW, CSAT-S, CGP, Clinical Director. What kind of mother did you have growing up?  Was your mother, or caregiver available?  Did you have a close or distant relationship with her growing up?  Did you know your mother?  How did she treat you?  Based off these […]

Awaken to Decluttering: It’s Time to Make Space

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This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Elana Clark-Faler, LCSW, CSAT-S, CGP, Clinical Director. Is your life fast paced?  Does your schedule run you? Do you have space in your life? I think it’s very difficult to make space to think, workout, fellowship or sleep.  Life is going all the time and your […]

Awaken Your Best Self

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This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Cindy Weathers, MFTi. Initiating therapy can be a difficult step to take for many.  Why would this be the case if therapy can bring about so much insight and growth?  Humans universally avoid thinking deeply about ourselves because that process can reveal how little we know, […]

Finding Balance While In Recovery

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This blog was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Cindy Weathers, MFT Intern. Finding “balance” can be a complicated and frightening term for addicts especially in early recovery.  Many addicts have extreme personalities that often lack moderation.  It can be quite a challenge to change your lifestyle to one that is conducive with recovery. When someone gets […]

Finding Love In Sobriety

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This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Cindy Weathers, MFTi. The dating world is tough even when you can have a few cocktails or a glass of wine.   If you are newly sober and asking yourself “How am I supposed to do it stone cold sober?” – you are not alone. Being in […]

The Power of Setting Intentions

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This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Cindy Weathers, MFTi. It’s the beginning of a new year and a time when many reflect on goals for the year ahead—better health, losing weight, a new job, travel, or finding a relationship.  But change is hard. It requires a real commitment, planning, and follow-through. The […]

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