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    The Greatest Christmas Gift of All

    Think back to one of the greatest Christmas mornings you can remember. Was it when you were a kid? You were filled with anticipation.   Continue Reading

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    A Letter To Those Struggling With Alcohol Addiction and the Holidays

    Dear friends,This is one of the most difficult letters I’ve written. I’ve started it countless times, searched for the perfect opening sentence, only to hit the delete button on my computer and start over again. The holidays are here.   Continue Reading

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    Eating Disorders And the Holidays Don’t Have to Be Torture

    You have an Eating Disorder and then the holidays hit. OMG, that’s the worst. All that food, all that pressure to avoid this and don’t eat too much of that.   Continue Reading

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    I Am Me

    At the beginning of the recovery process, it can be difficult to know where to begin. There seems to be more questions than answers. How did I get to this place in my life?   Continue Reading

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    Self love hack: Believe the people you trust

    Today’s guest blog post is brought to you by one of our fabulous alumnus, Recovering Girl.I’ve decided to dedicate the rest of August to some of the *hacks* that helped me develop self love. They are not in any particular order and certainly didn’t all start at one time with the purpose of learning to love myself. It’s really only in retrospect that I am recognizing their significance. I used to argue with people who told me something good about me; sometimes out lou...  Continue Reading

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    The Importance of Patience

    You know that saying, “Good things come to those who wait”?Of course you do. Everyone knows that saying. I know that saying, and yet… I’ve never been very good at that.   Continue Reading

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    Quick Tips: Self Care For Busy People

    When the phrase “self care” began to permeate mainstream media, I was one of those who acknowledged but dismissed the words. It’s a nice idea, I thought to myself, but who has the time?I think a common misconception around the idea of self care is that it is a daunting, time-consuming practice that requires hours upon hours – and, if you’re like me, those hours are likely already dedicated to someone or something else.Self care is commonly thought of as pampering, as something akin to a day at t...  Continue Reading

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    Morning Bell Monday: A Helping Hand

    The look on a child’s face on Christmas morning can be priceless. The overwhelming excitement of it all can’t be contained, except for some in the homes were active addiction is present. Understandably, children can get a lot of the focus during the holidays.   Continue Reading

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    Change Your Scenery, Change Yourself?

    I live away from where I’m originally from, and it’s been a couple of months since I’ve set foot in my hometown. And tomorrow, I will be doing just that. I will be home.Most of us seem to have a complicated relationship with our hometowns; I know I do.   Continue Reading

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