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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 […]

We Are In Recovery For Ourselves, Not By Ourselves

We Are In Recovery For Ourselves, Not By Ourselves

By Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW One of the most misinterpreted, fraught with conflict, used-as-a-weapon-when-it-was-meant-to-be-used-as-a-healing-tool, words in the English language is not a four-letter one, but rather a three-letter one: G-O-D. For some, it brings to mind an image of an old white dude sitting on a cloud in heaven, looking like the band members of […]