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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 […]

Reflecting and Planning: A Writing Exercise by Sarah Frank, LMFT

As a new year begins I try to look back at what I have gained from the past year as well as ahead to what I hope to cultivate in this one. I don’t think I differ greatly from anyone else when recounting both positive experiences and difficult ones in 2016. In recovery we learn […]

Managing My Fears: Where’s My Blankie? Adult Transitional Objects by Sarah Frank, LMFT

October 23rd, 2016 / Uncategorized / No Comments

It is quite normal for children to have stuffed animals, blankies, or other soft and comforting objects to help ease the transition from the safety of a caregiver to being alone or in unfamiliar situations. These seemingly magical talismans are referred to as “transitional objects”, a term coined by Donald Woods Winnicott, a British psychoanalyst […]

Balancing Independence with Dependency as a Young Adult by Sarah Frank, LMFT

In working with young adults over the years I have witnessed much struggle around the concept and goal of many to become “independent.” Seeking independence in young adulthood from the childhood home and family of origin is pretty much an agreed upon social norm for most of us in urban Western cultures, yet how many […]

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 […]

Don’t Get Fooled…Listening to Your Intuition by Anna McClelland, LMFT

When I practiced Zen, the Sensei I studied with would talk about how we already “are” what we think we need to “get” or “be” or “change”. That happiness, discipline or whatever it is we feel we lack, already exists in us and it’s just a matter of acknowledging “it”, dusting “it” off and deciding […]

Rebirth Begins by Sara Loughlin, LCSW

March 26th, 2016 / Uncategorized / No Comments

During the winter months, nature is at rest, and in spring, a rebirth begins. Spring brings with it an energy for renewal and growth and is a great opportunity to implement changes in our lives. We can wake up from our winter hibernation and stretch outside our comfort zones into our potential. We start by […]

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 […]

Gratitude in Recovery by Greg Binns, LMFT

November 28th, 2015 / Uncategorized / No Comments

Have you ever been encouraged by anyone to practice an “attitude of gratitude?” Have you ever been annoyed by that suggestion? Be honest, come on. Okay, so given that you’ve answered “yes,” let’s look at what the big deal is with gratitude in recovery. Here’s a short list of reasons why practicing gratitude more often […]

Moving Towards a Healthy Sex Life by Anna McClelland, LMFT

Enhancing your sex life while in recovery can take shape by redefining your expectations and changing your relationship to the meaning and expression of sex. This can be difficult for a recovering sex addict as they have been using sex as a way to play out dysfunctional relationship cycles, as a self-soothing strategy and to […]

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