Finding Happiness from Within

Finding Happiness from Within

  Few of us ever experienced real happiness or joy until we embraced a life of sobriety. We came to realize that our conception of happiness was skewed– we had been confusing the pleasure and relief provided by drugs and alcohol with genuine happiness. Our reliance on external pleasure and validation became our greatest source of motivation. In sobriety, however, …Read More

What are the Health Benefits of Yoga?

What are the Health Benefits of Yoga?

Yoga is one of the best exercises a person can take up. Yoga provides physical and mental health benefits, as well as a respite from the stress and anxiety of our day-to-day lives. Practicing yoga creates a harmony between the body and mind, incorporating physical exercise with meditation to improve our overall well-being in ways that other forms of exercise …Read More

Accepting Spiritual Help

Accepting Spiritual Help

  Addiction differs from other disease because there is a spiritual component and spiritual solution. Effective treatment of addiction and alcoholism focuses on the mind, body, and spirit. When we straighten out each aspect of ourselves—mentally, physically, and spiritually—we find that we are able to recover the hopeless state of body and mind caused by our disease. Doctors, psychologist, and …Read More

We can incorporate mindfulness into our meditation as a means of relieving our minds of past and future stressors and helping us engage more fully with the present moment.

What is Mindfulness?

  Stress and anxiety can be powerful in the early stages of recovery. We often feel overwhelmed by our shame of the past and our fears of the future. The practice of mindfulness can help alleviate our fears by bringing our attention fully into the present moment. We can incorporate mindfulness into our meditation as a means of relieving our …Read More