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Love Life: 3 Meaningful Minutes With Rob Lowe

Maya Mathias | Posted 06.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maya Mathias

(Image from It's a good thing I hadn't followed Rob Lowe's 36-year career all that closely (Michael J Fox was more my vibe back in the...

10 Birthday Reflections From a Sober 30-Year-Old

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

So much happened in my 20s -- lost relationships, lost friendships, my alcoholism peaked, I got sober, moved countries, started my writing career, and found the love of my life. The lows were low and the highs were high. I am embracing the pain of letting go of the last decade of my life.

A Blackout Drinker Untangles the Mystery of Her Alcoholism

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 05.28.2015 | Books
Dean Dauphinais

Reading about people's struggles with--and triumphs over--addiction is especially fascinating to me. In the world of drug and alcohol abuse, everyone's story is so similar; but at the same time, everyone's story is so unique.

4 Ways My Life Changed in 4 Years of Sobriety

Carolyn Jean Roney | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Jean Roney

I painted this mug four years ago on May 25, 2011. I was hungover, shaking, and scared as I painted these lyrics from the song Fee by one of my most...

The Maron/Maron split

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

No one is more surprised to find Marc Maron sitting securely atop a tidy little media empire than Maron himself. As his self-titled series on the IFC channel, Maron, enters its third season, there's a marked fork in the path between the fortunes of Marc Maron, the TV character, and Marc Maron, the actor who portrays him.

Getting Rid of My Act

Dean Opperman | Posted 06.15.2015 | 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.

6 Things I Learned During Two Years Without Alcohol

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

Here I am two years sober; on May 6, 2013 I took my last drink. Since then my life has done a complete 360. I am a different person. Here are six things I've learned so far.

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.

Two Actions to Take Now to Generate More Compassion Toward Others

Carolyn Jean Roney | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Jean Roney

Recently, I feel as though I have been cracked wide open. This is the first time that I have dived deep into some powerful work with a therapist. It i...

Redefining Success in Sobriety

Elisa Hallerman | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Elisa Hallerman

As the epidemic of addiction grows, it's imperative we do not "debunk" the spirituality of AA just to raise up the scientific community.

Kim Richards On What Induced Her To Drink The Night Of Her Arrest

Posted 04.27.2015 | Dr. Phil

Kim Richards, one of the stars of the reality TV show Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, opens up about her arrest on April 16, explaining to Dr. Phil,...

10 Reasons Why Being Alone Is Awesome

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 06.23.2015 | 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 06.22.2015 | 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.

Make Meditation a Habit to Improve Your Life

Richard Taite | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Richard Taite

Honestly, a 30-minute meditation session felt like some sort of torture for someone with a mind like mine. However, it was only a very short time before I started being able to sit longer and being more comfortable when I did.

15 Shocking Alcohol Statistics for Alcohol Awareness Month

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 06.08.2015 | 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...

How to Feel Like a Successful Working Mom (Hint: It's Gratitude)

Drea Bernardi | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Drea Bernardi

I have a long way to go before I become a saint of any kind. But there is some good news. I have found that gratitude is an actionable tool that, when used, can switch my thinking around and get me into a place of acceptance and maybe even happiness.

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

Anna David | Posted 06.03.2015 | 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.

How Can A Mom Help Her Pregnant Daughter Stay Sober?

Posted 07.07.2015 | Dr. Phil

Derica says she began drinking alcohol and smoking pot when she was 14, and soon moved onto harder drugs like cocaine and ecstasy. Now 27, she says he...

YouTube Star "Homeless Joe": Is He Finally Sober?

Posted 03.26.2015 | Dr. Phil

“Homeless Joe” gained fame living on the streets of New York City and sleeping with women so he could have a roof over his head. When the 26-year-...

Walking to Freedom

Amanda Slavin | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Amanda Slavin

While there are a lot of campaigns for a lot of good causes, (I support a lot of them), this one is worth supporting. With every story, every conversation, every step, Chris will be showing the 23 million people who are suffering that this is not the end; in fact it's just the beginning of the journey.

How An 'Angel' Cab Driver Saved This Former Addict's Life

OWN | Posted 03.09.2015 | OWN

You never know how a few kind words from a stranger can change the trajectory of a person's life. Ester Nicholson, a former drug addict, learned this ...

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.

Marilyn Manson Just Made an Unexpected Comeback

Chris Sosa | Posted 04.02.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Sosa

"Jesus loves you," Marilyn Manson deadpans to an audience member at New York City's Terminal 5. The Antichrist Superstar, legally named Brian Warner, is currently embarking on the "Hell Not Hallelujah" tour with the band carrying his stage namesake and seems far removed from the disaster he'd become.

Seeking Sobriety in the New Year: The Real Dope on the Imperfect Process of Recovery

Robert Weiss | Posted 04.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Robert Weiss

Yes, some addicts do walk into a treatment center or a 12-step support group and find that they are suddenly "struck sober," with the desire to drink/use/whatever swiftly and permanently removed. However, that is not the usual pathway to healing and a better life.

Cupid Is Stupid

Vicki Abelson | Posted 03.31.2015 | Divorce
Vicki Abelson

I've been sober for 12 plus years. I've been single for four and a half. The last time I slept in the warm embrace of a man was... well... let's just say it was two presidents ago. And one had a double term. When you do the math, it's a pretty shitty equation.