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The Wisdom of Taking Risks

In mental health by Tree House Recovery

It is ironic that as addicts we were extremely prone to engaging in high risk situations; whether it be driving intoxicated, stealing, or using illegal drugs. In our addictions we had no qualms with behaving in a manner that would … Read More

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Happiness Vs. Contentment

In mental health by Tree House Recovery

In a society in which momentary happiness and immediate gratification are paramount, it can be difficult to navigate through a landscape where one is searching for a deeply rich transformational experience. In order to make a proper distinction, we can … Read More

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The Illusion of Control

In mental health, Recovery by Tree House Recovery

The attempt to exercise control over various aspects of our lives is a natural and rational response to the realization that the world is chaotic and unpredictable. When we perceive that things are moving into a state of chaos, our … Read More

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Reborn

In mental health by Tree House Recovery

The story of a death and rebirth is one that has been told hundreds, if not thousands of times throughout the various cultures in human history. This motif has emerged as a repetitive pattern in literature, movies, mythology, and religious … Read More

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Catching Our Catastrophizing

In mental health by Tree House Recovery

Most people who are familiar with addiction are aware that individuals who suffer from the disease, very often, have histories of traumatic experiences. We can think of trauma as an event that took place which literally shattered the foundations upon … Read More

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The Seduction of Social Media

In mental health by Tree House Recovery

Before diving into the potential dangers associated with social media, it should be understood that this is not a suggestion to avoid social media platforms altogether, but instead to gain a deeper understanding of how the increasing ubiquitous nature of … Read More