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Discovering Your Identity During Recovery

Discovering Your Identity During Recovery

When you are struggling with an addiction to drugs and alcohol, it can consume you and your identity. The things you once loved are gone, and your “hobbies” are now wrapped up in getting more substances.  Now that you are in recovery, it’s time to reclaim your identity or create…

How to Manage Anxiety

How to Manage Anxiety

Anxiety is a human emotion we all share, and it’s important to remember that you are not the only one who suffers, or has suffered, from it. It’s important to keep in mind that anxiety, at low and moderate levels, isn’t destructive, and in fact, can be beneficial. It keeps us…

Using Forgiveness as a Vehicle for Inner Peace

Using Forgiveness as a Vehicle for Inner Peace

People are often reluctant to forgive others, or themselves, because they think they have to disregard their pain and emotions. If others have wronged you, or if you hurt others, forgiveness is an important tool in the healing process to help you find inner peace. The first step to forgiveness…

How to Tell People You’re Depressed When Your Life Seems OK

How to Tell People You’re Depressed When Your Life Seems OK

If your life is OK and you are functioning day-to-day but struggling with depression, you’re not alone. Many people who are depressed may be functioning well outwardly, excelling at work or school, maintaining relationships, and carrying on with their social life. But just because your life is going how you…

Can I Benefit from Therapy?

Can I Benefit from Therapy?

Read the statements below and respond with YES or NO to each: Sometimes I have thoughts of self-doubt.  I am in a relationship (friend, family, spouse) that could be better. I wish I was happier and more positive. I find myself feeling stressed or anxious a lot of the time. I…