What is Hygge? The Key To A Sober Holiday

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What is Hygge? The Key To A Sober Holiday Hygge—roughly pronounced “HUE-guh”—is a Danish word that has been adopted into the English language because no English word properly captures the concept. The closest equivalent is “coziness,” but hygge also implies self-pampering, companionship, soft light, good food, simplicity, and freedom from concern. It also implies an

Helping Baby and Mommy Off Opioids

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Pregnant and Addicted to Opioids? You might want to read this. Introducing The Positive Direction Model: Opioid Use and Pregnancy, 1st Edition Davina Moss-King, PhD wrote The Positive Direction Model for pregnant women diagnosed with opioid use disorder.  The book focuses on women and their newborns, highlighting the opioid epidemic’s impact on the infant’s health

Change the Viewing, Change the Doing – Meditation as a Fear Conqueror

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Change the Viewing, Change the Doing On a daily basis our society requires us to operate within a great amount of tunnel vision through activities such as driving, reading, and the ubiquitous use of electronics. Focusing with our eyes directs energy. In tunnel vision everything is focused with visual emphasis, no other senses are in

The Scariest Things About Sobriety – 6 Fears & How to Beat Them

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Right now, are you looking forward to personal life changes that are strong and positive—yet scary? When you’re fresh out of detox, the prospect of lasting sobriety can look terrifying. Will you be able to resist temptation? Will you get a reputation for weakness or prudishness? Will your friendships or career suffer? While the scares

Four Myths of Meditation

A fascination with, and exploration of, the spiritual-self is a common thread, binding all cultures of the world, traversing space and time. We can see it in the centuries-old use of ayahuasca in the Incan cultures of the Amazon Basin. We can imagine it in the spiritual drive that resulted in the building of the

Empowering Women to Recover

When clinicians are trying to help women to change, grow, and heal from addictions, it is critical that they place women in environments in which they can experience mutual, empathetic, healthy relationships with their counselors and with one another. Quote: Stephanie Covington Barriers To Treatment For Women Many treatment centers claim to provide gender-specific treatment.

What is EMDR?

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EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a method for helping the brain resolve inner conflict. What does this mean for a potential client? Your brain can resolve inner conflict! Most clients come into my office hoping to resolve some emotion or behavior that is blocking them from living the way they want to. These

Coping with End-of-Summer Transitions

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Coping with End-of-Summer Transitions Stress is a major factor in most cases of addiction relapse. Life transitions are by definition stressful. So it follows that anyone in recovery, and especially in the early stages, does well to approach transition periods with extra caution. That also applies to “regular” transition periods such as the end of