One Word Mantra

Your spirituality strengthens you. No matter what your belief system, nurturing your inner world will help you cope with what the real world throws at you. Regular prayer or meditation keeps you charged up most days. But sometimes chaos descends. You are stuck in traffic. A job just fell through. An accident has happened. The […]

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Eating Omega-3 for Mental Health

By far the best nutrient for improving and repairing brain health are Omega-3 Fatty acids. These omega-3s enhance your brain’s plasticity and member fluidity, which lets you think clearer and remember quicker. They also may improve your brain’s metabolism, reducing the amount of free radicals around the brain which creates a less stressed brain. Intitial […]

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Building Self-Esteem

One of the causes and consequences of drug or alcohol addiction is low self-esteem. Part of holistic treatment includes rebuilding that positive self-image.  Having that confidence in one’s own abilities and worth makes long-term recovery easier to achieve. During and after drug or alcohol rehabilitation, take an active role in building your teen’s self-esteem. These seven […]

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Why Giving Up Drugs is Bad

  “Knowing when you’ve had enough” requires a greater commitment, greater sacrifice, and greater resolve. Many people with addiction look at their lives from rock bottom and simply say, “enough.” They see drug and alcohol abuse as the cause of their problems, not a solution nor an outside occurrence. Those who say “enough” aren’t trading […]

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Break Up with Your Friends

Entering recovery from addiction also means you need to break up with friends who are involved with drugs and alcohol. This may be a temporary separation from your party-going buds, or permanently leaving behind people in the thick of drug culture. It is hard to give up people who seem to care for you, but necessary. […]

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Begin Meditating

Do you think meditating is only for certain kinds of people? Like the Zen master sitting by a placid lake. Or perhaps you think of the quiet monk meditating behind old walls. Or maybe, you think of a New Age retreat, with people sitting in a circle meditating. Meditation is for all these people, and […]

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