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Celebrating Summer with Sobriety

If you are new to recovery, the thought of summer may be overwhelming or stressful. For many women dealing with addiction, in the past summer meant parties, drinking, and maybe drug use. Looking at summer through the eyes of sobriety, you may be left wondering what will you do? How will you enjoy yourself? AreRead More

Finding Yourself After Trauma

According to the Webster’s Dictionary, trauma is defined as an extremely distressing or disturbing event. A very broad definition, naturally trauma comes in all shapes and sizes. Physical trauma requires a doctor, treatment, potential therapy, and maintenance of care. Psychological trauma requires the exact same strategy! So why do people tend to neglect their emotionalRead More

Date Rape: Dealing with the Aftermath

***This article will discuss difficult topics about sexual assault.  If you or a loved one has questions or needs help, please contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE immediately*** Sexual assault is damaging in many ways, not just physically. The emotional and psychological trauma that occurs after a woman has been raped can beRead More

How to Worry Less Without Worrying About it!

As women, worrying seems to be a part of our DNA. We worry about everything from things that haven’t even happened yet to things that happened ten years ago. We worry about turning off the iron, what our boss thinks of our latest report, and the traffic making us late to pick up our childRead More

Meditation in Recovery

Addiction often occurs when a person doesn’t have effective coping mechanisms. Frankly, coping mechanisms are not taught and people are generally required to learn them through trial and error. Sometimes people aren’t given the right set of tools to develop those strategies proficiently. When they find themselves dealing with great amounts of stress, they turnRead More

Trusting Men After Victimization

Victimization occurs in many forms. Abusive relationships, rape, battery, and deception just to name a few. Dealing with these types of personal attacks, whether they are physical or emotional, can be incredibly trying. However, after all is said and done, is it even possible to learn to trust men again? There are some strategies toRead More

The Role of Exercise in Recovery

The recovery journey encompasses so many various areas, and all are significant for different reasons. Exercise is one aspect that impacts many other areas of recovery, also. The stronger and healthier a person’s body is, the more effective the other aspects of a treatment plan will be. There are so many benefits of regular exercise,Read More

Aging Gracefully: 5 Ways to Embrace Change

Getting older is undeniable! It happens to the best of us. One minute we’re fixing our makeup to get ready for prom, and the next minute we wonder how we will ever get the strength to get out of bed another day. Where did the time go? Don’t worry, even those most put together womenRead More

Tips for Parenting While in Recovery

Parenting can be a never-ending struggle and a thankless job. In recovery, it can be even more strenuous. Children of parents dealing with addiction are more at risk for emotional problems and addiction. Like you needed any more pressure, right? Don’t stress, here are some tips to help you handle parenting in recovery. Own yourRead More