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How To Navigate Low Moods This Summer

Just a summer ago, nobody would have imagined in a year we’d be wearing face masks and adhering to social distancing rules. COVID-19 has not only disrupted our daily lives, but it has also derailed summer plans too. Annual vacations, summer concerts, and other social gatherings have been canceled––leaving many...

8 Activities That Aren’t Off Limits This Summer

While the world is gradually beginning to open back up, some may still be apprehensive about going out. However, despite businesses reopening, social distancing measures are being encouraged. This means for the sake of balance, it’s ok for you to have safe fun this summer.  What is safe fun? Well,...

What is in My Control?

What is in my control? This can be a difficult question during a time like this where there seems to be so many things that are out of our control. We can’t control when restaurants and businesses are going to open, we can’t control the closing or opening of schools,...

Healthy vs. Unhealthy Romantic Relationships

As human beings, we’re naturally inclined to create bonds and relationships with others. There are different types of relationships you’ll experience throughout your life which include family relationships, friendships, acquaintanceships, and romantic relationships. However, romantic relationships tend to be the most discussed.  Every relationship you’re in is either healthy or...

Coping with a Break-Up During COVID-19

Since the spread of COVID-19 has resulted into a world wide pandemic and lockdowns across the country, increased levels of anxiety, depression, stress are impacting even the strongest romantic relationships. While the majority of individuals in romantic relationships express not having enough time to spend with their loved ones, no...

Steps for Avoiding Relapse During Crisis

Something you will hear going to 12-step meetings is “relapse is part of recovery”. In my opinion it doesn’t have to be. However, if you do relapse it’s OK. What is important is that it’s a short relapse, get back to a meeting or into treatment. It is easy to...

We are in the Same Storm But Not the Same Boat

With all the uncertainty that’s going on, I have been reading a lot about how we are all in the same boat, which in my opinion is not the case at all. We are in the same storm but not the same boat. My boat can be floating and someone...

Family Boundary Setting and Addiction

Addiction negatively impacts all relationships the individual has whether it may be family relationships, friendships or intimate relationships. When an individual is deep in their addiction they not only are trying to survive day to day in order to avoid becoming sick from withdrawal but also continue to engage in...

Communicating with Family During COVID-19

Crisis occurs for any number of reasons. Sometimes it is a natural disaster, major loss in the family, loss of job or financial status. Sometimes it is a global pandemic, which results in widespread social isolation. If we are lucky, we have family to be isolated with, even if it...

End of Year Resolutions You Can Set Right Now!

We’re in the final stretch of 2019, and for many people, now is the time to reflect on the year and begin making plans for the next. Each year, we all make a list of New Year’s Resolutions for how we will improve our lives in the coming year, listing...

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