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Practicing Gratitude in Recovery

By Jessica Pottorff / November 9, 2022

With Thanksgiving this month, I wanted to focus on what it means to be grateful, to have an “attitude of gratitude”, and how that can help us in our recovery- whether from drugs, alcohol, or from mental health issues. Being grateful for where you are in this very moment means stopping right where you are and saying thank you; it means recognizing the good things in your life instead of focusing on the negative. Read more on how and why gratitude can help you in recovery.

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Health Benefits of Daily Gratitude | Wellness Connections

By Linda Wilcox / November 8, 2022

Making gratitude a daily practice can help to increase your happiness and have positive effects on your health. Gratitude is being aware of and thankful for things in your life whether past/present/future, material or relational. Sometimes gratitude is a spontaneous feeling and sometimes it requires being intentional. Choosing to be grateful has many health benefits including increased happiness, decreased stress, improved physical health and sleep, and improved relationships. Choose gratitude everyday and you will see improvements in mind, body, and soul.

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ADHD Nutrition | Wellness Connections

By Linda Wilcox / October 2, 2022

October is ADHD Awareness Month! Research shows a direct connection between food & brain function. Diet isn’t a cure all for ADHD & doesn’t cause ADHD, but proper nutrition can improve symptoms of ADHD including hyperactivity, concentration, and impulsivity. 8 guidelines to support children & adults with ADD/AHDH.

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10 Ways to Save Money at the Grocery Store

By Linda Wilcox / September 21, 2022

With inflation on the rise check out these tips to help you save money at the grocery store and still eat healthy. Also, learn how to make each morning great with these 8 must do things, and why breakfast is so important. – From our Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist.

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26 Addiction Books

26 Outstanding Books about Addiction and Healing

By Jessica Pottorff / August 26, 2022

Addiction – It’s not a dirty word. Let’s talk about it. Let’s learn about it. Let’s de-stigmatize it. Let’s understand and empathize with the person who struggles with it. Let’s put a face to it so that when we see it, we do not see just an issue but a whole person that was created…

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7 Tips To Enjoy The End Of Summer

By Linda Wilcox / August 3, 2022

Take some time to enjoy the little things as summer turns the corner into August. There are a lot of ways to savor summer for just a few more moments and days…. Try out a few of these ideas to enjoy the last days of summer: 1. Linger a Little Longer Stay a little while…

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If Not You Mom, Then Who?

By Jessica Pottorff / May 18, 2022

When a child, adolescent, or young adult is struggling with an addiction or a mental health issue, parents usually feel the need to jump in and fix the problem. While addiction is a family sickness, it seems that mothers are the most impacted by their son or daughter’s substance abuse or untreated mental health. Let’s look at how being compassionate can not only help you but also your child.

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23 Spiritual Books

23 Books for Spiritual Growth

By New Life Counseling / May 9, 2022

To live a life like Jesus, we have a lot of learning to do. We get so engulfed by our day-to-day lives that we often push our goals aside and get stuck living out each day the same as the last. To learn to live like Jesus, we need to work on our spiritual growth.…

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13 Books For Better Boundaries & Communication Skills

By New Life Counseling / May 9, 2022

Setting boundaries is an important aspect of healthy communication. We have the right to communicate with others how we would like and would not like to be treated, and to protect the values that are important to us. When we set healthy boundaries we are showing respect for ourselves and others. There are many different reasons that…

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11 Books About Relationships to Read ASAP

By New Life Counseling / May 9, 2022

From singleness to dating to marriage to family dynamics, our certified counselors have put together a list of books about relationships that are some must-reads! Relationships, whether with yourself or others, are always changing. The world is changing, and we are forced to move with it. Understanding needs, wants, desires, and communicating are just the…

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