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Be The Best You

Plateauing during your recovery can be a difficult time. You don’t feel yourself getting worse, but you might not feel like you’re moving forward. You may feel unmotivated to push through and make changes. How can you keep pushing and stay on the road to recovery? Villa Tranquil Recovery is here to help.  Set aRead More

Habits Are Powerful

Everyone has habits, good and bad. Some of our behavior becomes automatic, like eating lunch, brushing your teeth, or calling a loved one on the way home. These routine behaviors can be seen as positive habits. There are, however, negative habits. Addictions usually fall under the negative habits umbrella. Having a glass of wine eachRead More

Is What I’m Feeling An Actual Disorder?

Diagnostic criteria are what treating professionals look at when a client comes to them for treatment. To have a mental illness, an individual must meet the diagnostic criteria. Similarly, one could be having a few symptoms but not meet the criteria for the actual disorder. This is often the case with common feelings of anxiety.Read More

How To Eat Mindfully

How are your eating habits? Mindful eating is not something that most people think of while they are thinking about food, preparing food, and eating food. Alison Morgan of Psychology Now says that the opposite of mindful eating is “eating on autopilot.” If you aren’t thinking mindfully about what you’re eating, you’re probably eating on autopilot. EatingRead More

Start By Saying No

Many of us have problems learning to say no. We are people-pleasers, often saying yes to things we don’t really want to say yes to which can be harmful to us. This is why Sara Niven of Psychology Now advises you to stop saying yes to everyone all of the time. “Agreeing to everything may keep othersRead More

How To Give Support To A Trauma Victim

Trauma victims often need extra layers of support. Some of their wounds may be invisible, but the wounds are there. They may cover it up with a large smile, but the pain is hidden below. If someone you love has experienced trauma, it’s important to know how to handle their feelings and what they needRead More

The Three Pillars Of CBT

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a talk therapy that can be extremely beneficial for those with mental illnesses and substance use disorders. With CBT, the goal is to help the individual understand that their thoughts are impacting their actions. There are three pillars of CBT that ultimately drive the sessions, although usually unconsciously. Villa TranquilRead More

Changing Your Habits

Habits are hard to break. They have been repeated time and time again. Your brain and body have fallen into place. They begin to complete the habit without you even realizing it. You have the power to change a habit, though. It isn’t going to be easy — it takes time and effort. You haveRead More

Dealing With Distress

Stress doesn’t always have to be negative. There is a kind of stress that can be positive: eustress. Eustress can be beneficial to you because it can increase your productivity. Of course, this is if it is handled correctly. Too much stress is harmful. Negative stress is called distress. Distress can have negative impacts onRead More

Self-Talk‌ ‌Can‌ ‌Be‌ ‌Powerful‌

How you talk to yourself matters. Much of what we say to ourselves on a daily basis is unconscious. We go through our day and our experiences influence our thoughts, which influence how we feel. Then, how we feel influences our actions. It’s a cycle that can be extremely powerful if you let it. YouRead More