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The Potato of Anxiety

Thich Naht Hahn writes in Peace Is Every Step about a potato. A potato he illustrates may be perceived as useless in its natural state for consumption. I mean, who would take a bite out of a raw potato?? But should we consider the potato worthless and throw it in the trash? He argues we…

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No Magnesium; No Mental Health

The Super Mineral Personal experience y’all!!! I recall just not feeling right…sluggish, depressed, dragging, just overall blah about everything!! And, I felt like I was leading such a healthy lifestyle. I worked out almost every day, I ate a very clean diet (had been vegan for over a couple years) and for God’s sake I…

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COVID, Stress & Relapse

Who knew we would be talking about Corona in such a derogatory fashion? Possibly, for the rest of our lives, we will recall the days when COVID19 became a part of our vocabulary. No matter how you perceive the issue or where you live, this pandemic has affected your life. Perhaps you are part of…

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2020 Goals for Recovery

Here we are, new year, new decade, new you! The gyms get packed again and we begin our conquest to fit into our high school clothing. The wasteful spending of cash subsides to belt tightening and planning for retirement, right?? Well, what about those of us whose primary goal is to maintain our sobriety from…

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What are the Signs of Alcoholism?

At least two perspectives can be address when discussion the signs of alcoholism, also known as Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism (NIHAA), AUD is a chronic relapsing brain disease characterized by compulsive alcohol use, loss of control over alcohol intake, and a negative emotional state when…