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How I Changed My Toxic Relationship With Social Media

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

There are always many articles and opinions flying around about the monster that social media can be, all relevant and important. But like everything else in our lives, we each need to find our own balance, and this includes balance with social media and technology.

Does Alcoholics Anonymous Work? Plus News of the New "Sober" Dating App

Nicholas Snow | Posted 04.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

Reports, NPR, a "Critic Faults Alcoholics Anonymous For Lack Of Evidence." Plus, a recent story in the New York Times asks, "Do Alcoholics Anonymo...

15 Shocking Alcohol Statistics for Alcohol Awareness Month

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

Often times, people get caught up in the glitz and glamour of alcohol. Cocktails for every occasion, drinks that smell good and look pretty, and the f...

Congrats on Quitting Sugar, Now Let Me Act Out on My Addiction in Peace

Anna David | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Anna David

So this is what I have to say to you people who are off sugar: I'm eating, as I type, a dark chocolate covered acai berry -- that's right, a superfood! It is delicious. And look, if it turns out that this is leading me down the devil's path, I'll discover that in my time.

The Patient Experience: The Importance of Care, Communication, and Compassion in the Hospital Room

Brian Boyle | Posted 04.01.2015 | Impact
Brian Boyle

The world is full of unknowns. We were a normal family living a happy life, and then one day, a near fatal car accident changed everything.

Life. Life. Now!

Jeff Pulver | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Jeff Pulver

This a talk from the Beyond Conference I gave in March, 2015 about living life in the present. I spoke about my weight loss journey and recovering f...

It's Time To Change Our Approach To Sexual Assault

Rachelle Menn | Posted 03.31.2015 | Women
Rachelle Menn

When it was over and he was snoring loudly on the couch while I lay shivering on the floor, the last thing I thought was sexual assault.

Why It Took Me So Long to Recover

Z Zoccolante | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

Whatever stage of recovery you might be at, know that freedom from the eating disorder is possible. Freedom can be your reality. No matter where you have been or what you have suffered through, hold on. It gets better. There is a future with you in it that is bright and shining.

For the Second Time, One Van Offers an Injured Alaska Student the Gift of Mobility

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.26.2015 | Good News
Alaska Dispatch News

A wheelchair-accessible van decorated by his classmates was delivered to the home of West High freshman Aron Fa'afetai on Tuesday -- the second time this year the Ford Windstar has been donated to an Alaska family facing extreme challenges.

8 Steps To Help You Rebuild Your Life After Illness

Richard L. Burns | Posted 05.20.2015 | Fifty
Richard L. Burns

There's no doubt that I've had my share of tears. But once I was able to look past my self-pity, focus on the positive opportunities and outcomes, I began to persevere. I hope that my past might provide insight into your future.

The Making of The Who: A Tale of Mod Cool, Drugs, Addiction and Recovery

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 05.18.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Tian Dayton

I was recently blown away by a fascinating documentary revealing the brilliance and daring of the two young men who discovered The Who and brought, dragged, finessed and nurtured them onto world stage.

Accepting Change: Letting Yourself Fall in the Flow of Your Life (Part II)

Jeff Pulver | Posted 05.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jeff Pulver

I am dedicated to making this happen and to getting my body back into top shape. With the start of Spring, I plan to go back to getting in my daily 10,000 steps. Looking forward to jogging again. And to not put off the things I want to do the most. Life matters.

Our Silence Only Strengthens Our Suffering

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 05.16.2015 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

If you stay silent, I can pretty much guarantee it will be difficult to find the support and love you will so need in this lifelong journey of loss and recovery.

Lessons in Self-Care

Diriye Osman | Posted 05.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

Even though my book was doing well and I was experiencing new heights in my career, I was confused about why I felt so stuck -- why new ideas for fiction no longer flowed as easily as they had done before. I felt like a hamster in a wheel, and this is why I started reconsidering my priorities.

Brian Williams, David Carr, and My Fear of a Misremembered Life

Patrick R. Krill | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Patrick R. Krill

So how does someone avoid such a derailing estrangement from the events of their past, as they actually happened? As a universal matter, I don't have an answer. But for many people who are maintaining a recovery, it involves never becoming too unfamiliar with your own story, facilitated by an ongoing willingness to share it with others in some capacity.

Change: It Can Happen if You're Willing to Let It

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Dean Dauphinais

As my readers and friends have no doubt heard me say before, I look back not to see how bad things were, but to see how far we've come. This mornin...

The Difference Between Beginning Again and Starting Over

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

Because it is only in owning all the parts of our story; mistakes, struggles and all and practicing our recovery that we become the always growing, the always healing, best version of ourselves. Always rising ever upward.

What Everyone Should Know About Life With A Brain Injury

Amy Zellmer | Posted 05.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Zellmer

A TBI changes you. Literally and figuratively. My personality is different. My energy levels and sleep patterns are foreign to me. The confused woman in the kitchen staring at the oven is someone I am just now starting to understand.

What I Learned After Living With An Eating Disorder For 42 Years

Robin Korth | Posted 04.30.2015 | Fifty
Robin Korth

As a woman who threw up for more than four decades to control my weight, even as I needed the comfort and "cure" that over-eating provided, I have some insights on what the 'over love of food' is all about. It wasn't the problem. It was the answer.

Nina Bahadur

6 Eating Disorder Myths Debunked

HuffingtonPost.com | Nina Bahadur | Posted 03.03.2015 | Women

How much do you actually know about eating disorders? For National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, we've rounded up common misconceptions that make i...

How Letting Go Of Christianity Helped Save This Former Addict's Life

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.26.2015 | Religion

During his recovery from drug addiction, Kevin Sessums decided to include a walk of Camino de Santiago, a famous religious hike in Spain, as part of h...

Disordered Eating Is Still a Disorder

Erin Bahadur | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Bahadur

While "disordered eating" has not yet been incorporated into the DSM as a clinical diagnosis, it is becoming prevalent enough in society that it is attracting attention.

Small Things Big Wins in Health Care

Brian Boyle | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Brian Boyle

When it comes to the recovery of a patient, no matter how small an improvement is, there is still a level of improvement that is taking place. Something as subtle as the blink of an eye can be a monumental milestone because in that split second you are witnessing a speck of light in a world that had the possibility of remaining in complete darkness.

10 Things I Wish I Knew At The Beginning Of Sobriety

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Beth Leipholtz

I loved getting drunk because the high allowed me to forget about everything else pressing or shameful in my life. I don't have that problem today. It is refreshing to have nothing to hide from in my life. I'm proud of where I am and who I am, because I put a hell of a lot of work into becoming that person.

What Is Active Acceptance?

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 04.25.2015 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

I actively work my acceptance of my life without kids, but do not be confused by the word acceptance. Definitely do not miss the words actively work.