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Is it Easier To Get Clean Or Stay Clean?

Is it Easier To Get Clean Or Stay Clean?

By Edie Weinstein After polling dozens of clients, I’ve discovered there is no definitive answer to this question. It depends who you ask. However, one thing is certain: neither getting clean nor staying clean is easy, and each requires an investment of time, energy and intention. Here are the stories of three courageous souls who […]

3 Sure-Fire Ways To Cope With Boredom!

3 Sure-Fire Ways To Cope With Boredom!

Boredom sounds like such a wimpy emotion, lacking the passion of anger or fear. Yet it can be a major trigger for alcohol and drug abuse, smoking, emotional eating and problem gambling. If you’re working to change one of those behaviors, you need a plan for healthy ways to handle life’s tedious moments. Learning boredom-busting […]

Dating in Early Recovery: Why You Should Reconsider

Dating in Early Recovery: Why You Should Reconsider

Buddhist monk and teacher Pema Chödrön writes frequently of the Tibetan concept known as shenpa. She describes shenpa as “the urge, the hook, that triggers our habitual tendency to close down.” And says that people “get hooked in that moment of tightening when we reach for relief.” You can probably think of a time, maybe […]