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Alcohol Was But a Symptom

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 01.08.2017 | Home
Kelly Fitzgerald

Everything fits together like a puzzle now. Sobriety has shown me that alcohol was just one symptom of my disease of "more." Today I'm grateful for my struggle with drugs and alcohol because it pushed me to my breaking point. This allowed me to find recovery.

The Wrap-Up: North Carolina and Recovery Oriented Sustainability

Tim Rabolt | Posted 01.08.2017 | Home
Tim Rabolt

Recovery is exciting, empowering, and essential. The movement that's happening nationwide attracts more support every day. 2016 truly could be a turning point for the recovery movement as momentum builds from 2015 and our country turns its attention towards the next presidential election.

My Son Is A Heroin Addict, And I Am Without Answers

Allyson Aabram | Posted 01.06.2017 | Home
Allyson Aabram

Every day, I wish and pray this chapter of our life will pass. But I cannot control when the page turns. I can at least put the secrecy behind me. I believe our power cannot be usurped by things outside of our control. However, shame can immobilizes us when we hold it close.

My Goal for 2016: Celebrate Enoughness

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 01.06.2017 | Home
Dean Dauphinais

We're into the first week of 2016, and my youngest son just turned 20. How can that even be possible? Damn. The older I get the faster time seems to g...

WATCH: Warrior Expeditions Help Soldiers Heal and Have Fun

HooplaHa | Posted 01.06.2017 | Home

After soldiers fulfill their acts of duty, what happens next? Do they go on vacation? Do they have time to heal and decompress? Not usually. In today's age, military personnel are thrown right back into their lives. When does the healing come? When do they get to process everything that happened oversees?

My Name Is Tony, and I'm Living Well With Depression

Sheila Hamilton | Posted 01.05.2017 | Home
Sheila Hamilton

If more people shared their stories of illness and eventual recovery, it would have a profound effect on those who are suffering in silence. I recentl...

How to Find Your Happy Weight

Z Zoccolante | Posted 01.04.2017 | Home
Z Zoccolante

Right now you may be stepping on the scale and vowing to lose weight in the New Year. It's great to want to look and feel your best, but keep in mind that how you feel about yourself, and your body, is more important than it "looks."

It Could Have Been Me

Sarah Galla | Posted 12.31.2016 | Home
Sarah Galla

I often think about sliding doors. Well, more the concept of missed tragedies and missed opportunity than actual sliding doors. There is a movie with Gwyneth Paltrow that is about a woman who has a split second slip up, and misses catching her train just as the doors are sliding shut.

How One Man Is Out-Running and Out-Climbing Cancer, One Step at a Time

Tammy Letherer | Posted 12.31.2016 | Home
Tammy Letherer

Four years ago in the shadow of Chicago's Aon building, surrounded by 40,000 people, Chicago marathon runner Jeff Goad stopped thinking about cancer a...

When Forgiveness Isn't a Virtue

The Establishment | Posted 12.30.2016 | Home
The Establishment

My own lived experience and the experience of reading hundreds of letters from survivors of abuse has led me to this conclusion: You don't have to forgive anybody ever. Further, forgiveness can be bad for you.

Virtual Project Managers as an Innovation for Managing Operational Risks

Ella Thuiner | Posted 12.29.2016 | Home
Ella Thuiner

Future project managers will work on a virtual basis that enables them to better focus on what matters as well as to monitor and control operational risks mindfully. The picture below shall illustrate the business-related processes behind a financial instrument (for instance, as used by hedge funds).

Why I Never, Ever Forget To Eat

Rachel Brehm | Posted 12.23.2016 | Home
Rachel Brehm

There are some people that simply forget to eat out of busyness or preoccupation. I am not one of those people. I never have been, and I never will be -- and here's why.

7 Tips to Help Keep You Sober During the Holidays

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 12.23.2016 | Home
Beth Leipholtz

I am currently in my third sober holiday season, and each one has gotten easier. Along the way, I have come up with my own way of dealing with being around others who drink and feeling frustrated by this. Here are seven tips to keep you sober during the holidays.

The Right Book at the Right Time

Holly Lynn Payne | Posted 12.22.2016 | Home
Holly Lynn Payne

A single book had the power to lift me out of the depths of despair. It felt like Kaui Hart Hemmings had written this book just for me and my best friend. Who knows? What I had found in reading the right book at the right time was indeed possibilities, a promise, and even a prayer.

The Social Cure For Mental Illness

Allen Frances | Posted 12.21.2016 | Home
Allen Frances

As Aristotle pointed out, we are social animals who can be fully human only when interacting with others. In the US, we worsen the symptoms of our mentally ill by neglecting their needs and excluding them from society. Fortunately, the reciprocal is also true -- we can heal by simple human acts of caring and inclusion.

Daily Affirmations for the Holidays

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 12.18.2016 | Home
Dr. Tian Dayton

There Is Music in the Air There is music in the air. There is joy in the streets. There is a lilt in people's steps. Even through the exhaustion, th...

4 Tips for Facing Fear Foods in Eating Disorder Recovery

Jennifer Rollin | Posted 12.18.2016 | Home
Jennifer Rollin

For individuals who are recovering from a restrictive eating disorder, one important component of their treatment is to face their "fear" or "trigger"...

Finding Love in the Kitchen, All Over Again

Lauren DePino | Posted 12.14.2016 | Home
Lauren DePino

"You might never find love like that in any relationship again," my therapist said. "The way your grandmother loved you is rare." I sat before her ...

I Got Sober, But I Didn't Stop Being Controversial

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 12.04.2016 | Home
Kelly Fitzgerald

Just because I'm sober, aware of my actions and making a conscious effort to be a better person every day, does not mean I can't be strong-willed and outspoken. Like so much in recovery, finding my new identity was all about striking a healthy balance.

What I Know To Be True On My 59th Birthday

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 12.02.2016 | Home
Kimberly Montgomery

Today is my birthday. I'm officially 59, and these are my last 12 months before the 60s begin. As some of you will agree, by this age birthdays are more about reflection than celebration, good company than pricey presents.

Yes, I Believe in God... Except When I Don't

Anna David | Posted 12.01.2016 | Home
Anna David

God was never a religious idea to me, nor was it something I thought about often. I just accepted the idea of God and put it out of my head. Cars need gas. Eggs need to be cooked or you'll get salmonella. God exists.

5 Ways to Survive the Holidays Sober

Erin Bahadur | Posted 11.30.2016 | Home
Erin Bahadur

With the holidays coming up, it's important to know what actions will help and harm you in maintaining your sobriety. Whether you've recently stopped drinking or have been sober for many years, these five tips are crucial to surviving the holidays sober.

The Criminalization of People With Mental Illness in America: The Need for a Collective Vision

Ginger Lerner-Wren | Posted 11.30.2016 | Home
Ginger Lerner-Wren

Americans deserve a dynamic and engaging approach to mental health care. This includes system change where governmental policy makers on every level are aware of the importance of the promotion of mental health.

5 Stretches Every Woman Should Be Doing

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 11.25.2015 | Home

Get loose with these stretches recommended by David Reavy, founder of React Physical Therapy in Chicago. Do them three times a week, in order, before ...

Pete Carroll On Why Sleep Is Important For Recovery

The Huffington Post | Ishita Singh | Posted 01.11.2016 | Home

Seattle Seahawks head coach and co-founder of Win Forever Consulting Pete Carroll recently spoke with HuffPost about the importance of prioritizing sl...