Tips for Starting a New Hobby

Tips for Starting a New Hobby

Hobbies are great for recovering from addiction for a number of reasons. They give you something to do in those moments when you might otherwise …

How to Keep an Open Mind

How to Keep an Open Mind

We all like to believe we’re open-minded, that we’re open to new ideas and ways of doing things, that we’re not stubbornly attached to old …

Why a Healthy Gut Matters

Why a Healthy Gut Matters

There are now quite a few studies that show eating healthy can reduce your risk of depression and anxiety, two of the most commonly co-occurring …

3 Mental Traps to Avoid

3 Mental Traps to Avoid

There are plenty of mistakes to avoid when recovering from addiction. Some of them include not treating co-occurring mental health issues, continuing to spend time …

3 Important Ideas from CBT

3 Important Ideas from CBT

Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is the most common form of psychotherapy currently in use. It has decades of research supporting its effectiveness and it …

Lesser Known Signs of Depression

Lesser Known Signs of Depression

More than 17 million American adults suffered an episode of major depression in the past year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. That’s …

Change is Uncomfortable

Change is Uncomfortable

Whenever you try to make a change in your life, whether it’s switching jobs, getting in shape, or recovering from addiction, you’re faced with two …

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

In recent years, emotional intelligence has gotten a lot more attention. We’ve gotten used to the idea that cognitive intelligence is an important predictor of …

Healthy Boundaries

Healthy Boundaries

Healthy boundaries comprise all the limits we set to protect our physical, emotional, and mental health. Boundaries protect us from harm in the obvious ways–from …

When Your Kid is a Pusher

When Your Kid is Your Pusher

By now, most of us are familiar with some of the unintended consequences of the massive overprescription of opioids. Millions of people who would not …