Wellness Can Take Many Forms

Wellness Can Take Many Forms

What does it mean to be well? “Wellness” is a buzzword these days. We hear it everywhere from health magazines to advertisements. Because we are …

The Science of Crying

The Science of Crying

“Boys don’t cry” is a myth and a cultural stereotype that continues to do some serious damage. Crying is often relegated to the realms of …

Called Out

Called Out

In our culture, men are often programmed to call other men out from a place of hostility and angst. However, it’s possible to call someone …

Eclipses as Metaphor

Eclipses as Metaphor

A few times a year, we all gather and watch the mysterious and captivating event of an eclipse. An eclipse can be defined as an …

A Summer Without Summer Parties

A Summer Without Summer Parties

When you’re newly sober, it can be difficult to imagine summer without parties filled with alcohol, drugs, and celebratory recklessness. Likewise, we live in a …

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Definition: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy suggests that the main obstacle to a happy, healthy, normal, or prosperous life for people with compulsive …

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing Definition: Motivational Interviewing empowers someone to find the answers that they need to resolve their issues as well as developing and maintaining a …

The Myth of the Summer Body

The Myth of the Summer Body

Oftentimes body image issues can be falsely labelled a “female issue.” The reality is much more dynamic, as body image issues befall all genders. Men …

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Experiential Therapy

Experiential Therapy (ET) helps people who struggle to discuss their feelings or try to escape them altogether. It uses role-playing, writing, arts and crafts, music, …

Summer in Sobriety

Summer in Sobriety

With summer right around the corner, for those of us in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction it can be a time of relishing in …

Codependency and Addiction Pt II

Codependency and Addiction Pt II

Unfortunately, in relationships where the dynamic of addict and enabler is primary, the only recourse is to seek out professional help. The reason that there …

Sobriety as Freedom

Sobriety as Freedom

“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery; none but us can free ourselves.” These famous words by Marcus Garvey sum up quite accurately the state we yearn …

H.A.L.T

H.A.L.T

Sometimes a small tweak to simple things can make a huge difference in the way we perceive things, react to people, and the attitude we …