Recovering The SelfA Journal of Hope and Healing

It’s Easy to Complain When Things Go Badly

by Evelyn Horan Sometimes I fall into feelings of self-pity. It’s easy to compare myself with friends and people I admire. There’s always someone …

Positive Life Changes Can Trigger Addiction

by Alek Sabin Addiction is a behavioral disease that can strike at any moment in life. Nobody ever plans to become an addict, but that’s not the point of …

Why Moving to Another State Could Be Good for You

by Sara Sterling There are a lot of different ways to improve your mental health and well-being, and a change of scenery is one of them. Sometimes moving to a …

Broken, But Not Defeated

by Michell Spoden On January 24, 2018 I sat in the court room for the sentencing of Raed Salti, who was charged with 25 different counts of rape, kidnapping, …

The Story I Heard in Jail that Inspired Me to Walk the Path to Recovery

by Andrew Macia “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard People often …

Practicing Daily Mindfulness in Recovery

by Robert Fishman When you’re struggling with addiction, internal and external noise can be deafening. You’re bearing the weight of your friends’ and …

What Does ‘Higher Power’ Mean When You Don’t Believe in God?

by Aurora McCausland There are a lot of different aspects to health. When you think of a healthy being, you generally just think about the health you can see …

The Art Therapy: How Painting Can Relieve Stress

by Peter King Stress is a part of everyday life and is a huge risk factor for heart disease. An artistic pursuit is a great way to relieve stress and anxiety, …

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