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Sober Staycation Ideas to Do with Kids

Sober Staycation Ideas to Do with Kids

Being a mother in recovery is no easy feat. Maybe you are caretaking for relatives or other children and are looking for ideas. While you need to honor your own recovery, you also want to explore the world with the kids and find places they can enjoy. Traveling can get expensive, and depending on how … Read more Sober Staycation Ideas to Do with Kids

Women and Connection: How to Build Healthier Relationships that Last

Relationships

Women in recovery have different needs than men. Their emotionally intimate connection to friends and loved ones is important. From addiction to freedom in recovery, they often lose many connections to loved ones. Painful emotions can be tied to addiction and mental health issues, which complicates matters. This connection makes it even more complex to … Read more Women and Connection: How to Build Healthier Relationships that Last

How to Conquer Anxiety and Fears When Your World Feels Shaken

How to Conquer Anxiety and Fears When Your World Feels Shaken

Recovery seems like the best time to be working all those kinks out and trying to make peace with yourself. The biggest challenge is dealing with anxiety and fear when your inner and outer worlds are falling apart. It may not happen at the same time. Perhaps you find some inner peace with the journey, … Read more How to Conquer Anxiety and Fears When Your World Feels Shaken

Why Traveling Can Help Women in Recovery

Why Traveling Can Help Women in Recovery

Recovery for women is a unique experience. They generally carry a lot of the “mental load” of care taking. Part of being in recovery is also learning how to navigate space for themselves, outside of caring for others. This can be challenging with being a caregiver for aging parents, a special needs child, other children … Read more Why Traveling Can Help Women in Recovery

Why Single Ladies Need Time to Heal During the First Year of Recovery

Single Ladies need to heal

Moving through recovery is challenging when it comes to figuring out how to navigate romantic relationships. Some people say you must avoid dating, others say dating is okay with some boundaries. That first year is the toughest phase of your recovery. Newly sober people who struggle with alcoholism and addiction are better off thinking about … Read more Why Single Ladies Need Time to Heal During the First Year of Recovery

Putting Family First in Recovery

Family First in Recovery

Starting over in recovery requires putting some things on the back burner and putting others at the front of the line. This second chance at a new start means figuring out what is a priority right now. Things shift throughout your recovery, but many people find putting family first is vital to healing. Involving loved … Read more Putting Family First in Recovery

Emotional Eating Can Put Recovery at Risk: Here’s How to Cope Better

Emotional eating

Emotions can trigger behavior that can sometimes turn into negative things like overeating, not eating enough, or emotional eating. Challenges with emotional eating are not uncommon for people in recovery because it is a response to a difficult situation. Sadness can decrease or increase appetite. People with mood swings, or in recovery, might try to … Read more Emotional Eating Can Put Recovery at Risk: Here’s How to Cope Better

Why Family Estrangement Does Not Have to Derail Recovery

Family Estrangement

Family forms the foundation of a person’s life. They are the first people with whom we experience life, through good times and bad. Sometimes, the family experiences a rupture that causes estrangement between members. Even if the healthiest family can experience addiction, mental illness, abuse, or neglect. Each of these issues can become a reason … Read more Why Family Estrangement Does Not Have to Derail Recovery