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Identify Goals & Intentions by Sara Loughlin, LCSW

Happy New Year everyone! This month’s blog theme is about identifying goals and themes for the new year to support your recovery process. I am a big fan of setting goals. If we don’t set goals for ourselves we are like a boat in the ocean without a destination. The boat weathers storms and turns […]

Recovery Tools that Promote Self-Love

Since it is February, the month we associate with the celebration of romantic love, it is also a great time to work on manifesting self-love. I mean, why not? …you should go and love yourself. (Thanks, Bieber.) The first step towards increasing self-love is to understand and stay mindful that you matter despite having flaws […]

Setting Intentions in Recovery for the New Year, by Mack Garland, LCSW

Almost all of us at least think of starting the new year off with goals for the coming year. Perhaps none more than people in recovery or people struggling with addiction. We have the opportunity to start the year with a clean slate. Did you know the most popular new year relocation is to lose […]

Transitions and Intentions by Sara Loughlin, LCSW

We have started 2016 and this transition gives us an opportunity to be present and set our intentions for the new year. The frenetic swirl of the holidays has hopefully slowed down but it is all too easy to get caught up in the business of life (the day-to-day activities such as work and errands […]

What is Gratitude?

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

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 […]

Are You A Workaholic? Take Back Your Life

This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Cindy Nigro, Registered MFTi. There is a crucial difference between being a hard worker and being a workaholic.  The distinction comes down to boundaries. You can love your work without being a workaholic. You can be dedicated, driven, and successful without it being a problem.  The problem […]

How To Handle Breaking Up With Someone That You Love

This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Cindy Nigro, MFTi. Breaking up with someone you still love but who doesn’t make you happy is perhaps the hardest kind of breakup. There are many reasons why you might want to end a relationship with someone you love. Perhaps the romance is gone, but you […]

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 […]

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