56% of surveyed women drink more or as much alcohol compared to before the pandemic

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It is no exaggeration to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in an unprecedented way. The Black Lives Matter protests and social unrest in the United States are similarly unprecedented and may be the largest movement in U.S. history.  During times of stress and crisis, people are sometimes driven to substance abuse … Read more 56% of surveyed women drink more or as much alcohol compared to before the pandemic

How to Let Pain Serve Its Purpose and Not Rush the Healing

How to Let Pain Serve Its Purpose and Not Rush the Healing

Most people don’t want to hear that pain is purposeful. Pain is just irritating, draining, exhausting, and not fun to experience. However, it is part of everyone’s human experience to have pain. This might be emotional, spiritual, physical, or all of the above. Some people experience a lot of it in life while others experience … Read more How to Let Pain Serve Its Purpose and Not Rush the Healing

Why Older Women Are Struggling to Curb Their Drinking Habits and How to Seek Help

Why Older Women Are Struggling to Curb Their Drinking Habits and How to Seek Help

Alcohol or other substance use disorders don’t always begin during one’s teen years. Sometimes women use substances early on in life but do not develop an addiction or dependence. Later in life, they may begin to use them to deal with stress, anxiety, mental health issues, physical pain, or other concerns in their lives. For … Read more Why Older Women Are Struggling to Curb Their Drinking Habits and How to Seek Help

Try These Three Tips to Hold Boundaries When People Invade Your Personal Space

Try These Three Tips to Hold Boundaries When People Invade Your Personal Space

Everyone has, at one time or another, had people who go past their personal boundaries. You may not always realize it happened. Sometimes it is a subtle “Are you sure?” when you already said “No.” Maybe it is a boss who keeps pushing for after-hours work projects to be completed quickly or working long weekends … Read more Try These Three Tips to Hold Boundaries When People Invade Your Personal Space

Why the Art of Mindfulness Is Different for Women in Recovery

Why the Art of Mindfulness Is Different for Women in Recovery

The power of meditation is available to everyone. Women, especially, experience its unique benefits while in recovery from addiction. From daily habits to space for self-care, women can create their own work to help them navigate the daily challenges they face. Recovery is stressful on the mind and body. Mindfulness practices can really help women … Read more Why the Art of Mindfulness Is Different for Women in Recovery

Holistic Ways for Women to Manage Pain in Recovery

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Recovery from addiction is not only challenging, but every step can feel like something new to consider. For some, the management of chronic pain can be difficult. Many women are also in the role of caretaker for multiple people in their lives, from children to aging parents. There is no time to slow down and … Read more Holistic Ways for Women to Manage Pain in Recovery

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

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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