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Communicating With Difficult People During the Holidays by Sara Loughlin, LCSW

The holidays are a wonderful time of year for some, a very stressful time for others, and a mixture of both for many people. One of the factors that leads to stress is getting together with family members. Many of us have difficult relationships with some of the people in our families, and anxiety and […]

Our Intuition, Can We Trust It? by Mack Garland, LCSW

Intuition or our “gut feeling” is the experience of making decisions using emotion, not pure logic. We do this all the time and most of the time we are totally unaware our decisions are based on a combination of logic and emotion. For example take something as simple as making a purchase at the grocery […]

Using One’s Intuition While Creating Art by Kimberly Gibson, LPCC

During the month of June at Recovery Help Now, we are focusing on “Listening to Your Intuition.” There are many ways to tap into to one’s intuition, such as journaling or spending time in a place that feels nurturing. Another way to honor one’s intuition is by creating art. Creating art can be life enhancing […]

Four Tips for Increasing Self-Love in Recovery by Mack Garland, LCSW

Engaging in the recovery process can be one of the most difficult, and life changing experiences on which we can embark. Often because of the arduous nature of recovery we overlook the importance of self-love and self-esteem present in the process. Below are four tips for increasing self-love in recovery. Guilt and Shame (Forgiveness) Everyone […]

Loving Your Self by Sara Loughlin, LCSW

This month’s theme is “Recovery Tools that Promote Self-Love.” Addictions, unhealthy relationships, dysfunctional families, past trauma, and the like can all damage self-esteem and self-love. One of the main goals for recovery is to repair the relationship with ourselves and get to the place where we truly love ourselves. When we do, our dysfunctional patterns […]

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 […]

Recovery Tools that Promote Self-Love by Kimberly Gibson, LPCC

The theme for our blog this month is Recovery Tools that Promote Self-Love.  One way to promote self love towards yourself is by trying a loving-kindness meditation.  Also, called metta, loving kindness meditation focuses on developing feelings of goodwill, kindness and warmth towards oneself and towards others.  Below is an example and some simple instructions […]

Self-Love In and Out of Recovery by Kris Winslow, LMFT

There is a common theme of people in recovery to learn to care for themselves, but I find this to be a theme with my clients who are not in recovery as well. You can’t love yourself without taking care of yourself. The beauty of self care is that in can start with some really […]

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 […]

Setting an Intention and Taking Action, by Kimberly Gibson, LPCC

It’s that time of year, a time when one may choose to set an intention or make a plan for the new year. Looking back and reflecting on the past year is a common occurrence in the month of January. When doing so, it can be easy to get caught up and stuck in thoughts […]

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