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Designing Your Life

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In the popular TEDx talk called “Designing Your Life,” Stanford design professor Bill Burnett explains how to use design principles to get unstuck in your life. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SemHh0n19LA] Not only do these principles help you get unstuck, they are principles for … Read More

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Push Yourself

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All good things are available to you in recovery, but only if you learn to push yourself. When you get into a pattern of substance use, you get into the bad habit of doing things the easy way. For example, … Read More

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Don’t Build Your Own Roadblocks

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Recovering from addiction is hard enough without sabotaging yourself. Most people sabotage themselves in some way but no one does it on purpose. They often internalize behaviors they learned from their parents and friends or they develop unhealthy coping mechanisms. … Read More

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Build Your Physical Foundation 

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Before an old-timer from “the rooms” talks about how recovery used to entail sitting around in smoky church basements with endless Styrofoam cups of coffee, or how the only exercise they got was “running from the bust to make my … Read More

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The Impermanence of Everything 

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Throughout your sober journey, you will undoubtedly hear about “the higher power” and to “let go and let God.” That may resonate with you, and it might not. But whatever spiritual practice you adhere to—even if, in essence, it’s that … Read More

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Introducing Your Kids to the Old You

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If you’ve got kids, you always want them to think the best of you. Many times, our children will do something we would’ve done at their age, and—depending on what it is—we either laugh in recognition or run over with … Read More

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Retreat!

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Though now we look at meditation as part of a mindfulness movement that helps in recovery, with work and school stress, anger management, and more. But meditation—regardless of the tradition it comes from—has been around for millennia. There is evidence … Read More

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Doomsday Prepping

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They’re the people in your neighborhood most likely to buy canned corn in bulk, practice setting wildlife traps in their backyard, and will never tell you the location of his bug-out bag. So if you weren’t confused by that first … Read More

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Neuroplasticity and Recovery

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Neuroplasticity is a term that refers to the changeability and adaptability of the brain throughout one’s life. It’s a word that’s getting a lot of attention lately, and for good reason. Researches consistently discover new and exciting information about how … Read More