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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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