Social Masks & How You Can Step Away From The Masquerade

Everyone wears a social mask whether they realize it or not. We all have insecurities and by putting on these social masks we can hide our true feelings from the rest of the world and pretend to be someone we are not. What Are Social Masks? Social Masks are versions of ourselves that have been […]

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Being a “People Pleaser” and How It Is Affecting Your Health

You may be asking yourself “How could being a “People Pleaser” affect your health?” Take Shannon for example; Shannon is a 35-year-old mother and wife. She works full time, finishes her work quickly and efficiently to make her boss happy, then often stays late to help her co-workers finish their work. After leaving work, she […]

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You May Be Addicted to Worry

Have you ever asked yourself “What if…?” and it is usually followed by what you presume to be the worst-case scenario? You’re not alone. The human experience can often bring challenges that can manifest as fear. We are programmed at an early age to be afraid of certain things in the world. We have always […]

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The Insanity of Addiction

How would you define insanity? For most people, they are reminded of the quote, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.” While this quote often brings about the controversy as to what insanity is, it does, however, do a good job of describing addiction. Why? Substance abuse gets […]

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Secrecy and Shame in Addiction

Facing the truth is painful, confusing and often terrifying; therefore, secrecy and shame are often prevalent in the depths of addiction. Many addicts live a life of dishonesty because they can’t bear the idea of being labeled as an addict, so they lie to themselves and others to pretend the problem does not exist and […]

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5 Relapse Triggers to Expose and Embrace

Addiction recovery is anything but a straight line. It is a long, winding path, with ups and downs, successes and disappointments, and relapse. Addiction relapse is when someone returns to using their substance(s) of choice and/or doing a problematic behavior. While the term “relapse” carries a heavy implication of failure, relapse is very common and […]

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Addiction and Shame

For those who are recovering from addiction, recovery is half the battle. Shame, guilt and depression make up the other half. Shame is a common feeling to experience when going through recovery. However, shame does not have to stop you from getting the help you need to save your life. It is important to understand […]

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