Does Humility Contribute To Self-Awareness?

  Are you aware of who you are? Are you aware of your thoughts about yourself, your thoughts about others, your thoughts about how you relate to others? Have you ever noticed if you think more highly of yourself around certain people? Do you pay more attention to the way people dress, or the watches…

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Men Have Eating Disorders

  We label them “men’s eating disorders” and we shouldn’t. Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and other eating disorders are not gendered. We don’t say “men’s depression” or “men’s alcoholism” in order to differentiate or isolate one sex from the other. Every single person on the planet experiences things a little bit differently…

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As a Man How Can I Let Go Of The Past?

  Vulnerability is a triggering and challenging word for men. The expectation of the male identity is to be strong, solid, unwavering, rational, unemotional, and adaptable. In a group of men who are recovering from their individual pasts full of shame, guilt, remorse, addiction, and mistakes, it is critical to be vulnerable. By embracing vulnerability…

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Anxiety Can Be Used For Good, Once You Change It’s Story

Oh no, we think, I’m starting to feel anxious. The minute we start telling ourselves an anxious story about our anxiety, our anxiety starts building. Anxiety disorder is the leading mental health disorder among adults in America. Millions of people are struggling with anxiety every minute of every day, fighting the anxious stories their anxiety…

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How Can Mindfulness In The Workplace Create Efficiency?

The modern working man is focused on productivity and efficiency. Most self-help and self-improvement topics in regards to work has to do with being as productive as possible as efficiently as possible. We are forever focusing on how to get more done in a shorter amount of time as efficiently as possible without exhausting ourselves.…

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Men Face Stigma And Shame When They’re Depressed

  What defines a man? Ask society as a whole and you might get a frontier-era image of a man hauling wood, building a home, and providing for his family. Men, according to society, are strong, clear-headed, balanced, always know what to do, always do what they know they need to do, and don’t have…

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What Do I Need To Prepare For Hiking In The Summertime?

  Hiking is a great exercise for recovery. Spending time exercising in nature is proven to improve feelings of self-worth, self-esteem, body image, wellness, and actual health. Summertime is a great time to take advantage of hiking and a great way to bond with recovery peers. Part of learning to live sober is being prepared…

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5 Reasons Why It’s Awesome To Get Sober

  You gain control back of your life: We admit we have a problem with drugs and alcohol when we realize we are no longer in control of our using. Our brain gets ahead of us. We found ourselves on the path to intoxication and we wonder how it happened again. More and more we…

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Acupuncture Is An Answer In Opiate Addiction

A recent study in Australia is being touted as the world’s largest controlled study to show that acupuncture really does work to reduce pain and treat patients. Over 500 patients were studied being treated for considerable pain in emergency departments like migraines and other small injury. For patients who were administered a treatment of acupuncture,…

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Why Does Treatment For Drug And Alcohol Addiction Focus On Life Skills Development?

  Life skills are the various techniques we use to take care of ourselves. We need skills like budgeting, grocery shopping, cooking, personal hygiene, etiquette, communication, resume building, interviewing, laundry, and other activities to maintain our lives and manage our stress. If we are wealthy enough, we can hire someone to do it all for…

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