TAG: grief

Why we need hard lines during tough times.

For many people, we’re approaching many weeks of staying in our homes as we work to slow the spread of covid-19. I don’t know about you, but it has felt like a LONG time, to be stuck without outdoor activities besides the occasional walk or trip to the grocery store.  And it probably feels especially […]

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Connection: A necessity in your recovery.

Connection is not an optional, but rather an essential piece of recovery from an addiction or eating disorder.  As social beings, it’s long understood that we don’t do well in isolation. In one study that looked at the effects of connection-deprived rats, the rats that experienced social isolation were more sensitive to stress and had […]

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Fear: when is it useful, when is it not?

Fear is perhaps the most basic and primal emotion. It’s hard-wired into our brain for survival- to escape from the bear that’s chasing us, to get enough food to last through the winter, to find belonging and safety.  But what happens in modern-day times, when we no longer fleeing from bears on a day to […]

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Creating Rituals For Our Emotional Health

With the arrival of COVID-19, many of our daily routines have been flipped upside down. With long days at home, void of commutes to work, or dinner plans with friends, we’re left with a very altered way of living. Your day may feel empty or without the normal structure that started or closed out your […]

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Rituals for our emotional health.