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Finding Peace From Within

Finding peace within yourself is an important step in your recovery journey. You must learn to look inward, making note of the things you are doing well and the things that need more work. Developing a true self in recovery is necessary. Without knowing who you are, the path to recovery is unclear. Continue readingRead More

Positive Affirmations

We all have words we hold close to our hearts, words we use as fuel, words we live by. Occasionally, these words may not all be positive. We may go through our day inundated with negativity without even realizing it or giving it a second thought. We must be intentional with what we are tellingRead More

How Journaling Can Help During Your Recovery

Journaling is beneficial for so many areas of life, but it can be especially useful during your recovery from a mental illness or substance use disorder. Oftentimes we have so many thoughts running through our heads. It can be difficult to keep track of them all, let alone decide which ones are healthy and keepers,Read More

Are You Being Too Tough on Yourself?

Something that we can all agree on is that we are often harder on ourselves than we should be. It’s good to have expectations for yourself and set goals to complete those expectations, but these expectations and goals must be realistic. How you think impacts how you feel. It’s important to stop every once inRead More

The Benefits of Mindfulness

Mindfulness has so many positives. It can help with both mental health recovery and substance use recovery. Mindfulness can be taught in an individual or group setting. You don’t have to be a professional to receive the benefits of mindfulness. Take a breath, kick back, and relax. Villa Tranquil Recovery is here to give youRead More

Accepting Your New Normal

If you are newly recovered, accepting this new normal can be a difficult task. Depending on how long you used substances in the past, it’s going to be that much harder to create new routines and stick to them. Luckily, Villa Tranquil Recovery is here to help. Continue reading to learn more about how youRead More

That’s Life

When something goes wrong and you turn to someone for guidance, you may be feeling discouraged if they respond with a comment of “that’s life.” This expression is usually used when someone is tired of hearing about the sadness and frustration you’re expressing and they don’t know what to say. Villa Tranquil Recovery wants toRead More

Forgive Yourself

We recently talked about how perfection in recovery is not attainable. In order to succeed in recovery, you’re going to have to work on forgiving yourself. Forgiving yourself doesn’t mean holding your breath and rushing through your troubles, then gasping for air when you can’t possibly push anymore. Self-forgiveness is about love and acceptance. It’sRead More

To Be Human Is to Be Flawed

News flash: no one is perfect! The truth of the matter is that to be human is to be flawed. Pretending that you can be perfect is putting unnecessary stress on yourself. You’re not alone in feeling like you have to be perfect. It is humanly impossible to be perfect, though! Villa Tranquil Recovery isRead More

Small Steps Toward Habits, Intentions, and Goals

Taking small steps toward your larger goals includes creating habits and setting intentions. These small steps, coupled with a sense of calm, can help you reach heights you never thought were possible. You can’t rush toward your goals; goals take time and effort to achieve. Villa Tranquil Recovery encourages you to slow down and enjoyRead More