young adults staying positive and practicing self-care during addiction treatment

Why Self-Care is So Important for the Healing Journey

Learning how to live in recovery is something everyone has to discover on their own. Even when they feel like they might have it figured out, the work of recovery has so much more to offer. Self-care is part of the crucial journey. Self-awareness is important when assessing how to best take care of yourself…

man stressing during therapy

Does Stress Work Against Memory?

Stress and memories are related. While a little bit of stress can serve as a good motivator, a lot of stress is more often an obstacle than beneficial. Stress inhibits the way memories are formed and retrieved, and it can even affect how memory works. When we are stressed, it affects how memories are formed,…

Does Self-Care Help Anxiety?

Self-care is not exactly how people picture it to be. Even if you do one thing for yourself, in that moment, it may relieve a little pressure, but you’re right back into it again the moment you’re done. Radical self-care does not always help anxiety the way people think. In fact, it can exacerbate it…