Stress builds up beneath your awareness. Then it passes a certain level and suddenly, you’re really aware of it.
Topics: boundaries, maintaining sobriety, stress
Unplugging From the Chaos
Now we carry 24 hour access to crap in our pockets, via the phone. And rather than a couple irritating broadcasters, we have access to millions.
Topics: early recovery, stress
Relaxing in Recovery
There’s not much point in pretending that all those years of dousing the brain with toxins hasn’t left its mark.
Topics: early recovery, relaxation, stress, tools for recovery
Five Natural Stress-Busters for Recovery
Topics: stress, tools for recovery
Managing Clinician Stress
Many clinicians work in busy programs with lots of staff and most of the time still feel like they’re alone, almost a solo practitioner, but with a lot less control over their activities
Topics: clinical management, stress, supervision
The Anger Trap
He can recite the Steps and thump the Big Book with the best of them, but somehow missed out on one of the truly important lessons of most people’s recovery — the need for a degree of personal serenity.
Topics: abstinence, emotional issues, stress
HALT-ing Relapse Before it Starts
Topics: emotional issues, maintaining sobriety, Recovery Tools, relapse, stress, tools for recovery
Dangerously Close to Relapse
Sober Chrystal talks about the moment when her five years of sobriety hung in the balance and nearly went over the cliff.
Topics: Alcoholics Anonymous, alcoholism, anxiety, mindfulness, Recovery Tools, relapse, relaxation, stress, tools for recovery
You can be mindful about everything. The next time you go to the grocery store and you pick up those red apples, think about the time it took for those apples to grow, who picked them, and where they came from.
Topics: mindfulness, Recovery Tools, relaxation, stress, tools for recovery