How Can I Take Vacation and Stay Sober?

Recovery changes everything. Your life is not the same as it was before, your friends, and even your job may be different now. Without alcohol, drugs, or addiction in the spotlight you are on the way to be healthy, happy, and sober. Life does not stop because you are sober. You may want to jump…

Try These 5 Steps to Recover from Codependency

Recovery is about empowering you to take charge of your life by learning to value feelings, opinions, and needs. When you find the courage to challenge childhood beliefs, healthier relationships can be born. A common fear among codependents in early recovery is that they will become selfish. Recovering codependents remain more caring than other people…

Can Art Really Shift My Perspective on Life?

Everyone wants ‘the good life,’ whatever that means. It seems like everything nowadays is about attaining the best life possible, the best body ever, the most satisfaction with your life ever. How much more satisfied we are is not likely packaged up as neatly as everyone wants to suggest. The humanities are one way people…

What is the Link Between Creativity and Addiction?

Addiction is very powerful. Anyone who has experienced it, whether a loved one, or personally for themselves, realizes how true of a statement this is. It has been researched over and over, the link between addiction and what drives people to it with little real answers. The truth is, anyone can become susceptible to drugs,…

Transitional Treatment is a Pivotal Part of Recovery

Transitional treatment programs provide a middle road for those who have been in residential treatment and graduate to more independent living. In order for sober living to take place, many people go through a process that needs more freedoms to apply life skills and build confidence. The new road ahead following treatment in recovery is…

Failure Has a Lot to Teach Us About Success: Here’s Why

One huge roadblock to success is not failure itself, but fear of failure. Fear of failure is often worse than failing because it keeps you from reaching your full potential. Researchers have found that success in the face of failure comes from focusing on the results rather than trying not to fail. It’s really about…

How Does Anger in the C-Suite Impact Business and How Can I Find Peace?

If anyone has ever said that someone in the C-Suite had a ‘meltdown,’ they may be referring to the behavior of some executives to release tidal waves of anger. Lashing out or venting anger in the boardroom and towards employees is almost a surefire way to intimidate, rather than motivate, people to excel. Learning to…

What Are Some Ways to Feng Shui My Space for Some Inner Peace?

People have all different reasons to pursue feng shui in their lives. Maybe you are wanting better health, happier relationships, or just a sanctuary in which to relax and feel at home. Energy flow, furniture arrangement, etc are all part of the process but bringing nature in really ramps things up a notch. Live plants,…

Is Kindfulness the New Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a term you may or may not be familiar with but there is a lot of buzz around the benefits of being more mindful. Lower stress, increased productivity, and better overall health are just a few of the noted benefits. The newest buzzword around mindful activities is kindfulness. This concept incorporates both kindness,…