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October 8, 2021
Feel Better, Now!

What can I do RIGHT NOW to help with my Mood?   1. If you’re anxious: Blood sugar regulation is key to leveling out anxiety. Eat protein every 3-4 hours. Try GABA starting at 250 mg and building until you're calm. 2. If you’re sad or want to escape: Exercise at least ½ hour each day. If you’re […]

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July 28, 2021
EAT REAL FOOD FOR RECOVERY!

It’s groundhog day, yet again. You find yourself with a drink in your hand at 5pm, despite just that very morning SWEARING to yourself and God and your journal that you will never, EVER again drink alcohol. You have done all kinds of research on what might be wrong with you and perhaps worked with […]

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July 28, 2021
Recovery Is Not Abstinence

To understand recovery, we must first understand addiction. Enjoy this wonderful article written by my mentor, Christina Veselek, CN, LMFT. Addiction is a progressively pathological relationship with any mood-altering substance, behavior or personal relationship that has potentially life-threatening consequences. The most important aspect of addiction is that it is a relationship intended to improve the […]

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July 26, 2021
Nutrition is THE "Missing Piece" for Recovery

There are SIX KEY Biochemical Factors that play a big part in Addiction Recovery Here's what other professionals are saying: Malnutrition may promote drug seeking and impede recovery from substance abuse disorders.  “It is well established that nutrient deficits make people vulnerable to alcohol use and that the ability to digest and absorb nutrients and […]

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September 4, 2020
Is This You?

We are all feeling the pain of months of uncertainty in the world. Decisions made by our leaders are creating a dramatic divide between friends, family and the nation. There’s a collective anxiety and depression hanging in the air. Many people are at risk for developing full-blown addictions as they self-medicate using their substance of […]

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April 4, 2020
There Is No Perfect Time

I quit drinking almost 2 1/2 years ago and it changed my life. I get it, it’s funny to lots of people, the copious amounts of alcohol people are drinking during Shelter-In-Place orders. It's easy to get booze delivered and you can start drinking at any time of day. Virtual happy hours abound. Drinking memes […]

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March 20, 2020
Unprecedented

Fear and uncertainty are breeding stress, anxiety and depression for many. “Unprecedented” is the best word to describe the situation we are collectively experiencing. It’s uncharted territory and I would like to believe we are all navigating our way the best we can. I am fortunate, as my life has not changed drastically. I am […]

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March 10, 2020
Why Isn't The Produce Section Sold Out?

The Costco shelves are empty. No toilet paper or paper towels to be found for miles. We are being told to wash our hands, use hand sanitizer, fist bump instead of hand shake and avoid large crowds. Of course we need to listen to the WHO and what's being recommended for Covid-19. But why isn't […]

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February 13, 2020
Love Yourself

February 14 is fast approaching and for many, it’s a much dreaded “Holiday”. I’m sure I speak for men and women alike. Nothing like unmet expectations to ruin what could have otherwise been another pretty day mid-February! I was in a card shop with my 14-year old daughter the other day and there was an […]

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