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Practicing Recovery Is Choosing in Alignment

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

It has been a theme in my office lately, the frustration we can feel with recovery, well, really with ourselves. The frustration of falling off track...

The Ways the Untethered Soul Is Changing My Life

Alexandra Allam | Posted 05.22.2015 | Books
Alexandra Allam

There are days now where my consciousness absorbs me. There are hours where the line is blurred between who I am and what I am doing or seeing or thinking. I find difficulty in distinguishing the point I finish and the place my understandings start.

Lost in the Grips of Narcissism - An Excerpt From The Egotist

Jesse Bogner | Posted 05.19.2015 | Religion
Jesse Bogner

Back in New York, I had never felt so alone. I was angry at the world, a world that had failed to recognize my greatness. My inability to cope with discomfort led me to self-medicate to the point of assured self-destruction.

Coming Back to Life After a Couple Years of Living Intimately

Jarid Manos | Posted 05.19.2015 | Black Voices
Jarid Manos

While men do things to each other's bodies, and to women too, of course, women largely keep walking forward, shouldering all our mess.

Getting Rid of My Act

Dean Opperman | Posted 05.18.2015 | Comedy
Dean Opperman

Far from being the leafy path to serenity, self help became the greasy downhill slide into insanity. I didn't snap out of it until I realized I was wrapping my legs in seaweed and singing to the seals as part of a Loon Point yoga-thin.

My Story of Alcoholism, and the Hell it Took To Become Aware

Ravishly | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Ravishly

Google tells me that "awareness" is the ability to perceive, to feel, or to be conscious of something. It's to be conscious of events. It means knowing one's thoughts and feeling one's emotions. The irony of Alcohol Awareness Month is that alcohol's primary function is to make a person unaware.

9 Things I've Gained From Sobriety

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 05.15.2015 | College
Beth Leipholtz

When I first ventured into sobriety two years ago, a family friend, who is also sober, said to me: "You'll be amazed how full your life can be." At the time, I didn't believe that. My life was full when I was drinking -- at least I thought it was.

10 Tips for Recovering After Loss

Lori Lee | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Lori Lee

Whatever the loss or circumstance, you can overcome it. You've got this. You just have to believe it, but that may not happen overnight. It might take time to convince yourself that you are moving in the right direction.

Making Life Feel Good On the Inside

Ivy Davidoff | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Ivy Davidoff

Everyone has a story no matter how phenomenal their life looks, but what keeps them feeling so good are the golden nuggets they've found within it.

Making the Invisible Longing Visible

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

Are we perpetuating and reinforcing society's ideas around infertility? Are we asking to be visible when at the same time we are invisible to one another?

The Final Goodbye

Hannah Preston-Pita | Posted 05.08.2015 | Hawaii
Hannah Preston-Pita

Mothers in recovery struggle with many challenges. They are working to overcome their addiction, often facing their own physical or emotional abuse issues, sometimes going through several failed attempts to reclaim their lives, and trying to rebuild families in the aftermath of addiction.

Let's Rebuild Nepal

Subhash Ghimire | Posted 05.07.2015 | World
Subhash Ghimire

With thousands of our people in remote villages running out of time while relief supplies and volunteers wait to be deployed, our government insists o...

Why Olivia Pope Is a Love Addict

Christine Gutierrez | Posted 05.07.2015 | Entertainment
Christine Gutierrez

Olivia Pope is fierceness personified. She's strong, sharp, smart, sassy, suave and sexy. Women look to her for the latest style and to see how she handles her business like a boss.

You Are Enough

Erin Hinkle | Posted 05.06.2015 | Women
Erin Hinkle

Here is my truth. I. Am. Enough. I have been and will always be enough. Instead of spending all of this energy on being someone I am not, I can rest in the fact that I am Erin, and I am enough.

Site Stroke

Dean Opperman | Posted 05.05.2015 | Technology
Dean Opperman

I've done some imbecilic things in my life but nothing tops trying to build my own website without professional help. What I thought would be a fun weekend project made me go gray in places I didn't know I had hair.

Shifting My Perspective On Success

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 05.04.2015 | Books
Justine Brooks Froelker

She is out there for all the world to love and judge. She has been born for all the world to embrace or reject. She is shining bright, whether or no...

Grieving My Brother's Death in Sobriety

Allison Hudson | Posted 04.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

I don't take for granted that the people I love are going to be here forever. My brother's absence is a constant reminder of that. My life has changed and it will never be the same, but sobriety gives me the opportunity to live my life in such a manner that my regrets are fewer and my love is bigger.

Steve Zakuani: From Broken to Whole

Victoria Oldridge | Posted 04.30.2015 | Sports
Victoria Oldridge

"My life was saved between sixteen and eighteen," freshly retired Seattle Sounders player, Steve Zakuani recently told me at a park bench during an interview at the city's South Lake Union area. "Without the support of mentors during those two years, I wouldn't be here today."

When All of New York City Held Us

Buster Ross | Posted 04.29.2015 | New York
Buster Ross

Their "baby bag" of hospital supplies sat in the corner, because I was due to make an appearance at any moment. As they drifted to sleep in each other's arms, they dreamed together about who I might be in the world.

What I Learned About Leadership From Addiction Recovery

Paul Schmitz | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Paul Schmitz

The recent loss of an important early mentor has focused that reflection on something unexpected -- how much my recovery from addiction shaped my approach to leadership and social change.

To All Who Have Lost Someone to Overdose

Buster Ross | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Buster Ross

Tyler James Carr was my best friend. We met as freshman at Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. I was the last person to speak to him, other than the person who came to next to his lifeless body, on April 26th, 2007.

10 Reasons Why Being Alone Is Awesome

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 04.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

I finally love my alone time, in fact I cherish it and I need it. I also meditate! Imagine that. Everyone can benefit from alone time and here are some reasons why.

10 Reasons Sober People Are Attractive

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Beth Leipholtz

I've come to realize that there's a calmness surrounding people who are strong their sobriety. A certainty in who they are and what they stand for. A sense of serenity, if you will. There are numerous reasons that sobriety and sober people are hella sexy.

An Infertility Advocate Rears Her Brave Heart

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

Just maybe my story will reach the person who needs it most in that moment and they will know they are not alone.

My Very Own Miracle

Tricia McCallum | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

Threading needles is out, as is focusing my beloved 35 mm Nikon. But I've embraced the digital world of photography. I can't bowl or play tennis to save my life and you wouldn't want me pitching for your ball team. The fact is I couldn't do any of that before anyway.