Loss of a Loved One: When You’re Grieving and Tired of Not Sleeping

Loss of a Loved One: When You’re Grieving and Tired of Not Sleeping

You used to sleep soundly. Then, a loved one passed away, and it’s been difficult to have a good night of sleep. Grief appears in many ways, and one way is sleep deprivation. Here are factors that contribute to your lack of sleep and what you can do about it.

Helping Others: Aftercare Recovery

Helping Others: Aftercare Recovery

Anyone who has someone in their life struggling with addiction recovery may wonder what role they can play in their loved one’s recovery. One way family and friends can support a recovering addict in an impactful way is by helping them to get their lives back on track after their recovery.

Preparing For A New Baby: When You Have A Disability

Preparing For A New Baby: When You Have A Disability

If you’re a parent with a disability, the challenges of caring for a baby can be even more daunting. Fortunately, a future parent who has a disability can prepare for the baby’s arrival to make sure the little one has everything required to remain happy, healthy and safe. If you have a disability and a baby on the way, read on for some important tips.

Build Stability In Recovery: Finding The Right Job For You

Build Stability In Recovery: Finding The Right Job For You

Recovery is intimidating for many reasons, especially if you are new to it. You need to focus on your health while adjusting back to life. Making ends meet until you find your first job opportunity post-recovery is necessary, but shouldn't add stress. There are plenty of options available for you, all of which can be fulfilling.

Mental Wellness Through Self-Care: Activities That Boost Your Sense Of Well-Being

Mental Wellness Through Self-Care: Activities That Boost Your Sense Of Well-Being

Mental well-being doesn’t just happen; you have to work at it. People who take a proactive approach to personal wellness tend to be more well-adjusted and less depressed than those who sit around and wait for something positive to happen.

The Game Of Love: What's There To Learn?

The Game Of Love: What's There To Learn?

Romantic partners tend the be some of the most powerful teachers and bring us important lessons that need to be learned in our human experience. There really is no energy stronger than the energy of romantic love….

Borderline Personality Disorder: "I Hate You, Don't Leave Me!"

Borderline Personality Disorder: "I Hate You, Don't Leave Me!"

People affected with BPD have a very rough life, suffer A LOT and even if they behave disruptively against themselves or others, they often are victims of abuse and have several wounds. If treated supported and helped these humans can get better, there is HOPE!

Recently Suffer a Loss? Moving Can Be Your Ticket to a Fresh Start

Recently Suffer a Loss? Moving Can Be Your Ticket to a Fresh Start

Mourning the death of a loved one is difficult, and it can take a long time before you move on, but you will be able to move on. Most advice will tell you that “moving on” is more of a metaphorical goal. You have to get past the bereavement period in your own head. While this is certainly true, it’s wrong to think that moving on cannot also be a physical way to cope.

Sleep Deprivation: Effects on Your Mind and Body

Sleep Deprivation: Effects on Your Mind and Body

Many people don’t think much about sleep until they’re not getting enough of it. The average adult needs seven to nine full hours of sleep to be fully rested. Anytime you’re getting less, you enter very stages of sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation puts your body under serious strain as it struggles to keep up with daily demands.

The Perfect Day: In Recovery

The Perfect Day: In Recovery

It’s not always easy to think of enjoying your life when you’re struggling to get through another day sober, but you should. Finding moments of peace and happiness is a crucial step in the process of personal reinvention, and now’s the time to take it, with summer bringing plenty of warm weather and clear skies to lift your spirits.

Friendship: Finding Your Tribe

Friendship: Finding Your Tribe

Friendship. Some of the most significant relationships in life are our friendships, friends are soul mates who come into our lives to be mirrors that wake us up and help us grow into our full potential.  Friends are the family that we get to choose and they become part of our tribe. Humans are wired to have connection and our friendships are vital to our mental and emotional health. 

Miracles Of Recovery: Time For Change

Miracles Of Recovery: Time For Change

Addiction is an equal opportunity destroyer of lives. Park Avenue or park bench, silk sheets or city streets, gay or straight, liberal, conservative or just don’t care politically, addiction touches everyone.  According to the latest statistics from the National Institute on Drug Abuse: 64 Billion is spent per year for addiction health care with another 520 Billion a year lost to addiction related crime, missed work and productivity. What isn’t included in those numbers is the pain and suffering the 10’s of thousands of families who lost someone to addiction felt.