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Feeding the Fear or Nourishing the Soul?

Feeding the Fear or Nourishing the Soul?

There are a lot of grey areas in life, not the least of which is understanding your own needs and wants. It’s a fine line we draw between, ‘Do I need/want this to feel good?’ or ‘Is this genuinely good for me?’ Life is messy and there’s no expectation to live it...

Massage: Nourishing Your Mind/Body Connection

Massage: Nourishing Your Mind/Body Connection

Did you know that part of a muscle’s anatomy is called the belly? In a muscle, the belly is the biggest part of the muscle where the majority of muscle fibers come together to either contract in flexion or extension and do the work of holding our bones together,...

Blessed with Innate Nourishment

Blessed with Innate Nourishment

From the time I can remember, I have had a driving, insatiable curiosity. My time spent wandering through the woods and along the shore, communing with Nature, observing light, motion, people, birds, and life, in general, have all been about one thing - how can I...

Redefining Nourishment

Redefining Nourishment

What nourishes you today may not tomorrow What people, places, and activities feel most nourishing to your mind, body, and spirit? Do you have a regular practice that keeps you feeling your best? Do you ever go through periods where the things that once nurtured you...

Your Worth is Greater than your Net Worth

Your Worth is Greater than your Net Worth

This is the final installment in a series about financial recovery Well folks, this is it. The final article in the financial recovery primer. This is when we talk about the big picture: Net Worth. You may have heard the term net worth and you may wonder what it...

Get your giggle on to improve everything at Laughter Yoga

Get your giggle on to improve everything at Laughter Yoga

Neuroscientists know that laughter really is a great medicine. Sustained social laughter draws us together in ways that not only lighten the mood but strengthen the immune system, diminish pain and protect us from the effects of stress. Despite its name, Laughter Yoga...

Give the gift of truly seeing others

Give the gift of truly seeing others

A friend recently mentioned how she’d done a project with our mutual friend Amy Wood, an executive coach and author of Life Your Way. This woman said how much she enjoyed working with Amy and then paused, reflecting on their interaction. She noted how thoughtful it...

Your savings rate amount is entirely up to you

Your savings rate amount is entirely up to you

We covered different strategies for debt reduction last time – and there’s almost nothing I’d rather teach people about. But this installment is where the rubber hits the road as I discuss savings! Let’s start with the term “savings rate.” That’s how much of the money...

Know that there are so many ways to find your joy again

Know that there are so many ways to find your joy again

Tis the season to be jolly, right? Sometimes it’s not that simple! Toward the end of my drinking days, the joy I had always felt around the holidays was no longer there. I opted not to go home to visit family on my last Christmas of drinking. My excuse was that it was...

Acing your interview

Acing your interview

Being a person in recovery means confronting the consequences of past mistakes, and this truth is never more evident than when it's time to go back to work. Someone in recovery from addiction may have long stretches of unemployment, runs-ins with the law or job...

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