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Anatomy of an Intervention

Anatomy of an Intervention   Ideally an individual in the grips of addiction will find their way to help and support and be willing to admit themselves to a program of recovery. But more often than not, the momentum of addiction, combined with denial, and patterns of thought and survival mentality, make it impossible for

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Somatic Awareness – 5 Activities to Enhance Somatic Awareness

Somatic awareness is the acute attention to physiological sensations that alert us to impending discomfort, whether that be in our bodies, minds, or environment. It is a sensitivity to internal sensations that can be honed for heightened guidance in life, about when to take action, when to pause, who to surround ourselves with, etc.  

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Nutrition: A Key to Successful Recovery

Many of us have come across a host of dietary and nutritional advice in our lifetime and it can be a challenge to keep it all straight, even if you don’t have a serious addiction thrown into the mix. Food itself has fed into many addictions. The impact of sugar and carbohydrates on neurotransmitters that

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Dealing with Denial

Let’s talk about denial. Some say,“I don’t deny anything that is truth, why would someone who is struggling with addiction lie and minimize their problem.” Well, there is a bit more complexity to this phenomena than one might think. We won’t even broach the topic of truth being relative because, for our purposes, we are

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