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Compassionate Living

Compassionate Living

Navigating this strange time of social distancing. Just as hand-washing and social distancing are key in the fight against Coronavirus, emotional connection and compassion are key in the struggle against addiction of any kind. Substance abuse, workaholism, overeating,...

Service to Self

Service to Self

Giving you the foundation to be of service to others Typically, when we talk about being of service, we mean what we can offer or do for others, or anything outside of ourselves. And, yet, we can’t give away what we don’t already possess. Service begins with...

Daily Self-Care Recovery Practices: Part 2

Daily Self-Care Recovery Practices: Part 2

In the last issue I had the privilege of introducing a Recovery checklist of Self Care Practices. In recovery we discover that the behaviors and substances that once alleviated our pain and gave us pleasure stopped working. Here are practices I trust will serve you...

Daily Self-Care Recovery Practices: Part 1

Daily Self-Care Recovery Practices: Part 1

In the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous it states that alcoholics have an above average intelligence and a sensitive nervous system. Tony Robbins, a well-known motivational speaker, says there are two prime motivators for all of human behavior. They are to avoid pain...

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...

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