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Running On Empty

I saved lives for a living. I was an ICU nurse and a nursing supervisor at a hospital where I had been employed for...
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Are You Willing?

“What are you willing to do to get what you say you want?” – Robin K. After we have been in recovery for a while –...
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The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had

Sometimes what seems like bad luck can save you from ruining your life, or even start you on the path to recovery. That was...
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Career Constellations

Early in my recovery journey, holding down a job was an epic achievement, equal to caring for a houseplant or keeping my house clean....
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Chaos and Clutter-Free

My sister and I recently planned a dinner celebration for our mom’s 70th birthday. We yearned to give her the perfect gift with a focus...
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Get Your Recovery On!

Everyone has a story. For many of us, our story includes chapters of addiction. Fortunately, we can also experience chapters about our recovery and...
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Feel Your Best

Did you know that heat affects our mood? With the increase in summer temperatures, we may experience trouble sleeping, dehydration and general hotheadedness. Studies...
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There I am on the side of my bed, hunched over my legs, as my fingers twist and pull. I stand up to get...
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The Brain Is Key: You Can Bet On It.

According to some experts, alcoholism, substance use disorders, process addictions and behavioral addictions like pathological gambling may affect the brain in the same way,...
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The Wishing Well

My mother fulfilled a personal dream when she added a red version of a wishing well to our backyard. It was in her much-beloved...

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