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So far Melissa S has created 16 blog entries.

Are You Assertive, Aggressive, or a People-Pleaser?

By |November 18th, 2019|recovery|

While it’s true that everyone is an individual, everyone has a communication style that they tend to stick to as they go about their life. Some of these are healthy, while others are symptoms of old unhealthy patterns that need to be left behind. Sometimes it’s hard to see these types of patterns in yourself. [...]

Helping and Supporting Others in Recovery

By |October 24th, 2019|recovery|

In recovery, it’s essential to take care of yourself. At the same time, as you gather more experience staying clean and sober, you’ll start to build a support network. Being a member of a support network is important. That means that you should show up for others, too, when they need it. Helping People is [...]

Becoming More Assertive in Recovery

By |September 11th, 2019|recovery|

  Many people in recovery have problems expressing their emotions, whether they are feeling anger or fear. In time, you’ll learn how to recognize your feelings and how to react appropriately to others. Unfortunately, many people (especially men) in recovery have trouble standing up for themselves without coming across as aggressive. There IS a line [...]

Reap the Rewards of Active Listening

By |August 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Active listening helps people learn, interpret, and grow as people. How many times do you speak to a person every day? Have you ever noticed that the meaning of some words can change if they’re said in a particular inflection? Learning to Listen Actively Listening is a valuable tool that can improve your relationships and [...]

Understanding and Using Experiential Therapy

By |July 29th, 2019|recovery|

Experiential therapy is a technique used in mental health and addiction treatment to help clients recreate and process emotional situations. While many people don’t enjoy group therapy or feel anxiety about becoming emotional, doing another task while processing these feelings can empowering. What Does Experiential Therapy Mean? The term Experiential Therapy is used to describe [...]

Change Your Thinking With Affirmations

By |June 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Affirmations can help you change your life, but first, they help you transform your attitude. Are you a negative thinker? Do you think everything you do turns out “bad” or “wrong”? This kind of approach can help you stay stuck in negativity. When you feel negative most of the time, it can lead to depression, [...]

Your Health is a Huge Part of Wellbeing in Recovery

By |April 30th, 2019|recovery|

When you were using drugs or alcohol, it’s a given that you weren’t able to take care of yourself or your health. Addiction is considered a physical, mental and spiritual disease. Once you’re clean, your body takes time to adjust now that you’re not putting toxins in it all the time. Taking care of yourself [...]

Why You Should Keep a Gratitude List and How to Start

By |March 15th, 2019|recovery|

In recovery, you go through a lot of ups and downs, especially in the first few years as life begins to settle. Sometimes, you may feel a little fed up or frustrated. This too shall pass.  Do you want a secret way to improve your mood, even if you’re having a crummy week? Keeping a [...]