Category: Balanced Living

Be Assertive

Be Assertive

Speaking Your Truth in Your Life Emotional pain often leads us down the treacherous path of substance abuse. At least some of our emotional pain may stem from feeling like we don’t have a voice. We may feel pain around …

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Staying Strong in Times of Crisis

Staying Strong in Times of Crisis

As we go through our lives, there are always going to be crises, whether on a personal level or even on a global level. Our minds and bodies naturally respond to crises in different ways. The stressors that are created …

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Balance in Life and Recovery

Balance Your Life, AToN’s 5th Foundation

We can strive for balance, looking for middle ground. We need balance between work and play, between thinking and feeling, between giving and receiving. Caring for our physical health and our spiritual health. A balanced life looks like paying attention to …

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Poem About A Healthy Balanced Trinity AToN Center

Poem About A Healthy Balanced Trinity

Who’s this “we” that will rescue me From beneath this deep dark sea Not God nor Buddha will help me be To bring me back to sanity No, God or Buddha please let me be I need more time beneath …

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Balance in Life and Recovery

Balance in Life and Recovery

Trying to keep balance in our lives can be difficult because our priorities are always changing.   Your life is balanced if you have a feeling of accomplishment and happiness at the end of each day.  This means you are handling …

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Breathwork is an Active Breathing Practice

Breathwork is an Active Breathing Practice

Breathwork is an Active Breathing Practice used for healing stuck energy by moving the breath through physical, emotional or spiritual challenges. It is an ancient eastern breathing meditation that is absolutely mind blowing. The breath bypasses the intellect and takes you on …

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Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome

When residents enter into treatment, often they fear the physical withdrawal symptoms and forget about the emotional and psychological withdrawal symptoms that can make long-term sobriety so difficult.   These emotional and psychological symptoms comprise the second stage of withdrawal, …

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Work Towards Balance in your Life

So often we tend to go either all in, or all out. All work, no play. All fun, and avoidance of responsibility. Selfishness or selflessness. Moderation is the ability to avoid excess or extremes, either in views or behaviors. Some …

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4 Useful Steps for Lowering Anxiety

It may appear difficult to change. For the suffering addict, change is paramount to survival. The following four concepts help to remain calm during times of anxiety. These steps are particularly useful while changing behavior and may even prevent relapse. Those …

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Celebrate Being Sober

CELEBRATE SOBER!

Sometimes when I am leading a group with the residents at AToN Center we talk about the triggering situation of going to parties while being sober. Learning to be sober means learning how to enjoy celebrations without having to rely …

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