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How to Combat Social Anxiety to Avoid Loneliness

Dealing with social anxiety can impact a person’s ability to make meaningful connections to others. Social anxiety is a unique type of anxiety that some people feel when they are in social situations or even just anticipating a social event. While many people in recovery from addiction might experience a degree of loneliness if they […]

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How Can I Set Effective and Healthy Boundaries With My Child?

Setting effective and healthy boundaries with your child can help improve your relationship. Every relationship has boundaries, which will have consequences when these boundaries are crossed. Boundaries also keep relationships appropriate, and finding a balance is key to maintaining a healthy relationship with our kids. Boundaries can teach our kids how to get their needs […]

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Managing Your Emotions: What You Need to Know

“Children need our compassion the most when they seem to deserve it the least.” Katherine Winter-Sellery, Speaker, Trainer, and Coach When facing challenging behaviors from our children, we might struggle to manage our own emotions. Our knee-jerk reaction might be to yell, scream, or argue. We might send our kids to their rooms or take […]

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Find the Right Direction: Spirituality and Recovery

“Spirituality, technically speaking, is nothing more than focusing on something that’s bigger than oneself that gives life meaning.” –Dr. Bruce Liese, Therapist and Professor  Many support groups and treatment facilities mention the importance of spirituality in the recovery process. What does spirituality mean within the context of recovery? Many 12-step groups discuss spirituality as the […]

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Is My Kid’s Video Game A Hobby Or an Addiction?

There can be a fine line between a video game hobby and an addiction. Does our kid just have a high interest in games, or are video games masking underlying pain? Are video games fun, or are they your child’s means of escape from other issues? Compounding video game addiction is the widespread use and […]