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Nature Or Nurture?

The debate of nature versus nurture has been explored by many people. From caregivers to educators to doctors, many have debated whether our genes make us who we are or whether our experiences shape us into the people we are. There are good arguments for both sides, which has led some people to question whyRead More

Vacation Time Doesn’t Mean A Break From Self-Care

Staying sober while on vacation can be difficult. Recovery is challenging, too. With these two things combined, you might be feeling the heavy weight of recovery on your shoulders. If you’re on vacation, you probably have a less-structured schedule than when you are at work or school during your “normal” life. Vacationing can also bringRead More

SNACK On Mindfulness

Stress is inevitable. For some people, it may build and build and become a constant in our lives. You may begin to feel overwhelmed by the stress. You may even have difficulty handling situations when you feel this overwhelming stress. Because of this, substances may be your go-to. Villa Tranquil Recovery wants to help giveRead More

Learning To Love Yourself

Loving yourself is a difficult thing. Most people think about loving yourself despite your flaws, but we believe in loving yourself because of your flaws. Everyone is unique and deserves love. It’s time you start learning to give the love to yourself that you give to those around you. Upon first glance, you might notRead More

Do Incentives Work?

There are times in your recovery that you may find more difficult than other times. These could include holidays, birthdays, or significant events. These things all have one thing, at least, in common: they bring on celebration. These events usually come with loved ones and get-togethers. This could mean that there may be substances atRead More

Getting Through The Holidays

For those with an addiction or co-occurring mental illness, getting through the holidays can be a hard thing to get through. The holidays are supposed to be a time of happiness and celebration. For many, though, the holidays are a reminder of an addiction or mental health struggle. Alcohol is most likely present at familyRead More

Quick Self-Care Tips

When people sometimes think of self-care, they think of sitting in a warm bath for hours to decompress. However, there are quick things you can do — 30 minutes or less — that can help give you a reset on your day. You may find yourself feeling extra stressed during your workday. Allow yourself toRead More

How Can I Transform My Life?

Changing your habits changes your life. This can be a difficult task that feels like an uphill battle. That’s because, for the most part, it is. Much like Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, there is a “Pyramid of Transformation” created by Amber Rae, an author and motivational speaker. When you’re trying to recover from anRead More

Focus On What’s In Your Control

Coming to terms with what is in your control or out of your control can be difficult. You may not want to deal with something that is actually in your control, or you may be too focused on something that’s out of your control. Many people use control as a defense mechanism. Individuals like thisRead More