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Don’t Let the Holidays Turn You Into a Fruitcake

Saturday, December 19, 2015,
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Don’t Let the Holidays Turn You Into a Fruitcake

holidays are just around the corner, and the stores are filling up with decorations, beckoning you to buy. According to marketers, the holiday season is supposed to be the most joyous time of the year

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Resilient Recovery: Importance of establishing self-regulation abilities within addiction treatment and recovery

Monday, April 7, 2014,
Categories: Emotional Health
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I believe a common denominator underlying addiction is either the loss of or lack of ever establishing good physiological self-regulation. This impairment sets the stage for addiction vulnerability, makes treatment difficult and once abstinence is established, leaves the addict vulnerable to relapse.

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Rediscovering the Heart: Finding the Source of Love and Life

Tuesday, February 4, 2014,
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The heart of the 12-step model of recovery involves turning the heart from selfishness and self-centeredness toward a higher power and service toward others. Part of that process involves a fearless and moral inventory during which the painful images of the past are cleared away, allowing for the heart to be filled with light and love. Heart-to-heart sharing of stories results in healing and changed lives. Like the caterpillar that becomes a butterfly, this deep healing of the heart results in authentic transformation. Healing begins in the heart. How can anyone recover from addiction or any other issue without healing the heart?

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Empowerment through Vulnerability

Tuesday, February 4, 2014,
Author: Larry Smith
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The cursory interpretations of the words empowerment and vulnerability imply opposite connotations. It is easy to associate vulnerability with being fragile, weak, or susceptible to emotional pain – which indeed it is. Nevertheless, taking the risk to expose one’s vulnerability opens the door to personal growth. Embracing one’s authentic self to include our weaknesses creates a sense of acceptance, while at the same time opens truthful communications with others. People are attracted to the combination of authenticity and humor. Once someone recognizes these traits in another individual, they usually respond by displaying the same level of vulnerability.

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Positivity Training

Friday, December 6, 2013,
Author: Anonym
Categories: Emotional Health
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In his presidential address to the American Psychological Association, psychologist Martin Seligman, one of the world's leading scholars on learned helplessness and depression, urged psychology to “turn toward understanding and building the human strengths to complement our emphasis on healing damage”. 

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Don't Worry, Be Happy

Friday, December 6, 2013,
Author: Larry Smith
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Definition of Happiness: State of wellbeing characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy.

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How to Overcome or Be Healed By Your Own Illness with a Positive Attitude

Friday, December 6, 2013,
Author: Bill Remak
Categories: Emotional Health
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We often think that until a person has experienced a great tragedy in their family or had a near-death injury, it is difficult to appreciate the simple things in life that we all too often take for granted.

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Research Says: Adults Need to Play

Friday, October 4, 2013,
Author: Anonym
Categories: Emotional Health
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Almost every species of animal engages in some form of play. Play helps all species – animal and human alike – to learn the adaptive behaviors that increase their chances of survival. But play can help us to “survive” emotionally and psychologically as well.

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Research Says: Adults Need to Play

Thursday, October 3, 2013,
Author: Anonym
Categories: Emotional Health
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Almost every species of animal engages in some form of play. Play helps all species – animal and human alike – to learn the adaptive behaviors that increase their chances of survival.

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