relationship with ourselves

The Value of the Relationship With Ourselves

“Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.” -Eleanor Roosevelt, American Diplomat and Activist The person that you spend the most time with is yourself! Do not forget to continue building and maintaining the relationship that you have with yourself. You may neglect this important […]

journaling in recovery

Write It Down!: How to Journal for Success

Writing things down can help you continue in your success in and out of treatment. Journaling is a great way to reflect on the things that you learned during your day and can help you begin a conversation with yourself. You may struggle with self-talk or encouragement. Journaling can be a way of celebrating the […]

burn off the deadwood

Burning Off the Deadwood: Purification by Destruction

A fire can destroy some parts of a forest while also opening room for more growth. We may have long-held beliefs, thoughts, or actions, that are like deadwood or brush on a forest floor. When we rid ourselves of these things, we can begin to grow in ways that we cannot yet imagine. Some of […]

finding your motivation

The Heat of the Fire: Finding Your Motivation

Parents and teens may struggle with finding effective ways to motivate their kids or themselves to make positive changes. Troubled teens may especially struggle with motivation, as some of the positive changes may feel like they are being forced upon them. Teens may believe that others do not accept them for who they are. They […]

getting out in nature

How Can Getting Out in Nature Help Your Recovery?

Being outside in nature and the outdoors can help to clear a person’s mind. When we participate in activities for the sake of getting out in nature, we can distract ourselves from our issues in the beauty of our surroundings. Nature has long been seen as a place to heal and center the mind. We […]