Category: mindfulness

Prioritizing Self With Self-Care

Prioritizing Self With Self-Care

As we step onto the path of our recovery journey, one of the important tools that we will carry with us is daily self-care. Doing things for ourselves to maintain or improve our mental and physical health is a very …

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The Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation

For some of us, meditation is not something we have ever considered doing. Although meditation has its roots in Eastern religion, it has become incredibly popular amongst all cultures as a health practice, without any spiritual connotations. Still, it can …

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The Healing Powers of Meditation

Are you tired of being a slave to substances? Do you want to remember what it feels like to feel good again? Do you have physical issues that have been caused b substance use? In addition to the physical demands …

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How Will Mindfulness Help Me?

One of the most powerful ways to impact our recovery is to change our state of mind. Mindfulness is being in the present, feeling our bodies and what is happening now. Rather than allowing ourselves to be distracted by past …

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Mindfulness in Recovery

Mindfulness, what is it all about?

Practicing Mindfulness seems to be all the rave these days, we hear a lot about it and it seems to be everywhere, but why? People have been practicing mindfulness for many years and in recovery it has been a theme since the …

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Mindfulness in Recovery Everyday

Mindfulness Everyday

Mindfulness is defined by Jon Kabat Zinn as, paying attention, in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally. The goal of being more mindful—not less is very challenging to the person in early recovery. At AToN …

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Living in the Present Mindfulness

Living in the Present

There are times that we have to choose to be in the here and now and times when it just is. Sometimes we might get caught up in thinking about the past, living in it, regretting or questioning what might …

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Willingness and Holistic Recovery


“Willingness” is an integral part of recovery. “Willingness” means that you are willing to open up, let go and try something you’ve never tried before. “Willingness” means going to meetings when you don’t feel like it. It means putting yourself …

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Researchers Support Mindfulness When Addressing Co-Occurring Depression and Substance Use Disorders

Meditation and Mindfulness are practices that call to attention our current thoughts, feelings and opinions. Theravada Buddhism which helped establish the practice of Mindfulness was established over 3000 years ago. Modern science is increasingly assessing the benefits of Mindfulness. Those …

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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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