Public Schools & Substance Use Public school. It’s where the bulk of the American populus will spend the majority of their childhood and adolescence.
My shadow As I continue on my own path of personal development- I wanted to share a piece I wrote. I am in great exploration now of my shadow self, and I invite you to read the following with an open mind. There is a symbiotic relationship when we act in vulnerability. Treading carefully … Continue reading My Shadow
Living in the Age of Anxiety Anxiety. It's almost the most common mental health complaint of young people today.For most millennials, anxiety is listed as a number one complaint among mental health concerns across America. People are anxious, unnerved, worries and conflicted. It's something that we have begun to hear of more and more over … Continue reading The Age of Anxiety
When you're in recovery, your friends die. Your friends die, a lot. That may seem brash, or cold, or dehumanizing; But I promise it isn't. It's a truth that I came to live with, the reality. Each death, while still heartbreakingly tragic- became less and less shocking. I was growing increasingly complacent. Until, that is, … Continue reading Cody’s Miracle
Mindfulness in Recovery One of the most increasingly popular treatments for substance use, is mindfulness. The term for most, conjures up images of sitting silently in a dark room. While it can at times be silent meditation, it is likely to look a little different for someone in recovery. Despite it now become more popular, … Continue reading The Opposite of Addiction
Support in recovery, is something that is oftentimes dismissed; and at the cost of person in recovery. What do we need to accomplish as a society, in order to create a different recovery culture? Samantha*, is a woman in her mid 20's. After years of partying off and on, Samantha never suspected her substance … Continue reading Support in Recovery
I first noticed the butterflies a few weeks ago, while walking my son through the neighborhood. Pushing his stroller along the sidewalk, houses and pavement- our typical scenery, I was struck. In our concrete jungle of a community- butterflies. Painted lady butterflies everywhere. Landing on my shoulder, resting on my bumping stroller and flying overhead. … Continue reading Butterflies
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