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By: Constance Scharff PhD

Kinder is Stronger: The Case for Self-Compassion

Kinder is Stronger: The Case for Self-Compassion When you have experienced a traumatic event or developed post-traumatic stress disorder, it is…

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After Five Years Clean, What Next: Seven Ways to Improve Your Life in Long-Term Addiction Recovery

After Five Years Clean, What Next: Seven Ways to Improve Your Life in Long-Term Addiction Recovery At lunch, I met a…

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Three Meditation Myths that Keep You from a Healthier Life

Three Meditation Myths that Keep You from a Healthier Life   Meditative practices offer a simple, intuitive approach to improving your…

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What to Look for in an Addiction Treatment Center

What to Look for in an Addiction Treatment Center   I very often get letters from frustrated, frightened parents of grown…

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Be Here Now: Five Reasons to Practice Mindfulness

Be Here Now: Five Reasons to Practice Mindfulness Mental illness can distort your perspective of the world around you as well…

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Skeletons in the Closet: Three Health Conditions We Need to Talk About

Skeletons in the Closet: Three Health Conditions We Need to Talk About Not every topic is considered “polite.” There are some…

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Seven Things to Expect When You Go to Rehab

Seven Things to Expect When You Go to Rehab Many people don’t know what to expect from addiction treatment and this…

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Six Ways to Maintain Your Sobriety at a Thanksgiving Celebration

Six Ways to Maintain Your Sobriety at a Thanksgiving Celebration I first tried to quit drinking on November 11, 1995. By…

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