Northern Nevada is a beautiful place to live if you enjoy the outdoors.  With Lake Tahoe only a short drive away residents have the opportunity to be hiking, skiing, climbing, swimming, or biking within the hour.  However, not everyone has the means or abilities for these specific activities or the desire to face the elements. …

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Are you a constant picture taker? How is your gait? Is their a bully in your life? The way you walk, observe, and succumb to negative treatment by others all affect our mental health. In a recent article “12 Habits That Can Destroy Your Mental Health” published by My Wise Granny, some recommendations on how…

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Fun in recovery is key to maintaining it. Bun what is fun in recovery. I have struggled with this question in early recovery. I have discovered, through guidance ways to have a great sober time. I found this article on the subject and hope you like it. Sober Fun in the Recovery Process One thing…

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In recovery self care is an important aspect of maintaining a certain level of serenity in our lives. As college students this gets only worse. In school students are often stretched thin between school, work, extra-curricular activities, recovery, and self care. Unfortunately self care is generally the first thing we cut out of our daily…

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As the semester get to finals it is important to manage stress in this particularly stressful time. I found these ten tips to help reduce stress. I hope they help you.   You can reduce unwanted stress or manage it productively by using these top 10 strategies. Limit self-judgment Talk kindly to yourself, turning off…

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For a recovering alcoholic or addict, learning to find balance can be particularly challenging. Leading a balanced life means avoiding extreme highs or lows. It also means paying attention to tendencies that many addicts have to focus or obsess too much on one activity, such as exercise or work. When the scales are tipped too…

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As the semester starts to get busy with midterms looming, papers, group assignments it is important to remember to protect your recovery. Here is an article I found at http://www.therecoveryvillage.com/recovery-blog/improve-your-ability/. I hope it can help you protect your recovery.   10 Ways to Improve Your Ability to Fight Relapse in Recovery   When you leave…

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there is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. everything is within. everything exists. seek nothing outside of yourself. miyamoto musashi
SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 BY TIM STODDART 1 COMMENT Retreived from:  http://www.sobernation.com/8-skills-in-recovery-that-will-last-a-lifetime-and-make-you-a-better-person/ Nothing in life comes free. They say the best things in life are free, but that’s not really true. Anything worth having in life takes time and practice. This is especially true in recovery. I’ve heard the expression that staying sober is like “walking…

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POST WRITTEN BY: MARC CHERNOFF Retrieved from: http://www.marcandangel.com/2014/05/11/12-rituals-happy-successful-people-practice-every-day/ 12 Rituals Happy, Successful People Practice Every Day                                  “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” ―Ralph Waldo Emerson Every day Angel and I work…

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why change is so difficult (and 9 ways to make it easier). by BROCK HENRY     Retrived from: http://strategicsimplicity.com/why-change-is-so-difficult-and-9-ways-to-make-it-easier  Let’s face it…change is hard. It really is. Sometimes, it’s downright painful. Because of that, most of us (myself certainly included) tend to shy away from it. If we’re honest about it, “run” from it might…

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