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08 Sep Finding Power in Vulnerability

When Brene Brown’s TED talk was released in 2010, her message of wholehearted living struck a chord with millions of people around the world. Speaker, author, and professor Brene Brown has spent years researching shame, courage, and vulnerability. Her research sheds a fascinating light on how we can improve our lives by reversing the fear and shame that holds us back, and instead embracing courage and vulnerability. She teaches people to show up, allow themselves to be seen, and live brave.
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Dictionary Addiction

01 Aug Common Addictions Part 1

When most people think of the word “addiction,” their mind immediately thinks of substances such as drugs and alcohol.  However, it is possible to become addicted to other substances as well as behaviors.  According to Psychology today, an addiction is when a person ingests a substance or engages in an activity that can be pleasurable, but the act becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary life.  Below are 6 common addictions that plague Americans today that are not drugs or alcohol.  Join us next week as we explore a few more common addictions.  
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Moving boxes

22 Jul When Moving On Literally Means Moving

You have decided to change your life, and to give yourself a fresh start.   Relapse after rehab is a common occurrence, and you need to do everything that you can to prevent it from happening — even if that means moving.  Relapse often occurs due to triggers such as stress, fear, depression, watching TV, walking down a certain road, or sitting in a place that you used to use drugs or alcohol.  You can help combat some of these by moving to a new city, or even just a new neighborhood.  Read on to learn more.  
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Teenager girl viewing social media in a dark room.

15 Jul Social Media and Substance Abuse

Between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. teens spend at least six and a half hours a day on social media, and an average of 44.5 hours per week of screen time.  Social media has changed the world.  Teens interact more with each other via internet than they do in real life.  Unfortunately, social media has a profound effect on young minds, and can even increase their likelihood to use drugs and alcohol.  Read on to learn more.  
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Looking into the mirror

08 Jul How to Reconnect With Your Sober Self

If you have been reliant on drugs and alcohol and have recently delved down a path of sobriety, it may be time to press your emotional reset button and reconnect to your sober self.  Things will be different than they were before, your social circle may have changed, things that you enjoy doing will be different and more.  Here are some ways to help you reconnect with yourself for a better you.  
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