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Quote of the day: freedom

Don’t listen to those who stir you up. Don’t listen to others who put you to sleep. Respect them all. Thank them all. Then remember, there is a bird singing only you can here. -Jack Kornfield

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Change: Why Is It So Hard?

Laura came to me recently wondering “What is my problem. Why can’t I stop thinking so much about food.” She confessed, “It is ruining my relationships and there is no space in my brain to focus on anything else.” To me, Laura was doing well indeed. She was attending college, had a loving family and […]

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Quote of The Day: Metta

We might think that we are stuck with the mind we have, but habits can be unlearned, the mind can let go, and our lives can be transformed. -Headspace

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Quote of The Day: happiness in the deepest sense.

Happiness in the deepest sense is not a feeling, state, or a succession of pleasures, but a deep sense of well-being and an appreciation for life itself, with all of its mystery and changes.

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Habits: What You Need to Know

-Mayah Taylor, MA As human beings we tend to be creatures of habit. Habits are rituals and behaviors that we do automatically, allowing us to carry out important activities like brushing our teeth, taking a shower, how we eat and sleep and talk to our kids and how we unthinkingly spend our money and time. […]

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Quote of the day: Intentions

As the New Year approaches, take some time to sit and quietly reflect. If today you were to set or re-affirm a long term intention, a vow, your heart’s direction, what would it be? Once you have a sense of your long-term dedication, write it down. Then put it someplace where you keep special things. […]

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How to Cope with Holiday Events Sober

-Mayah Taylor, MA One of the hardest challenges to overcome for an individual recovering from addiction is navigating through social situations while maintaining their sobriety. For the newly sober individual, navigating through social situations is especially challenging. The holidays present a unique challenge for those who are trying to protect their sobriety as often during […]


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