What Are Ways to Stop a Panic Attack in its Tracks?

What Are Ways to Stop a Panic Attack in its Tracks?

Behind every ‘bad addictive behavior’ is a good intention: wanting to feel less pain, less trauma, guilt, shame. The list goes on. This does not exempt people from making poor choices. People will do most anything to feel relief from fear and stress when they are...
How Do I Find More Rest in Recovery?

How Do I Find More Rest in Recovery?

Finding peace every day of recovery can feel like a daunting task. Now you are on the other side of addiction, it feels like you should be more at peace than you are in this moment. It can feel hard to know how to lean into rest in spaces that feel heavy, dark, or...
There May Be Different Kinds of Happiness: Here’s Why

There May Be Different Kinds of Happiness: Here’s Why

The pursuit of happiness is one of the most common human searches. It tends to be an elusive goal. The experience of ‘happiness’ can take many forms and result from a variety of behaviors and life circumstances. Research can now point us to look at how various forms...
Improve Your Self Control with Some Simple Steps

Improve Your Self Control with Some Simple Steps

Self-control is the ability to regulate and alter responses to avoid undesirable behaviors and achieve long-term goals. Research has shown possessing self-control can be important for health and well-being. Common goals like losing weight, eating healthy, and saving...
The Role of the Peripheral Nervous System in Recovery

The Role of the Peripheral Nervous System in Recovery

The peripheral nervous system and the role it plays in the body is sort of a mystery to lots of people. The central nervous system includes the brain and spinal cord, while the peripheral nervous system includes nerves and branches from the brain and spinal cord to...
Trust Your Gut When it Feels Right

Trust Your Gut When it Feels Right

We are told to ‘trust our gut’ but it is never clear what that means. Trusting one’s intuition is more than just understanding what is going on. There’s a feeling of just ‘knowing,’ because the feeling is so personal. Trusting intuition is the act of trusting oneself....