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Maintaining Inner Peace During the Holidays

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This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Leslie Kolb, MSW, ASW. Have you ever seen Home Alone? There’s a scene in which the family has overslept and is late for the airport, and the whole household is running upstairs, downstairs, and back up again to hurry and pack their things. Family holiday visits […]

Home for the Holidays: Navigating Difficult Interactions with Family Members

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This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Leslie Kolb, MSW, ASW. The holidays are a festive time that can be filled with merriment, love, and joy. But for many of us, visiting our families for the holidays can also be stressful and dredge up all kinds of feelings—feelings we don’t normally have to […]

Taking Your Gratitude Further

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This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Leslie Kolb, MSW, ASW. Over the course of this month, we’ve discussed how beneficial it can be to create a practice of gratitude, and how much that practice can add to your daily level of happiness. But with Thanksgiving week upon us, as we all take […]

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 […]

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