By Olivia Pennelle I don’t like that word, nutrition. I think it signifies change and perfectionism to a lot of people in recovery. Even though we repeatedly hear about the benefits of eating well, it doesn’t necessarily make us jump up and reach for the quinoa. Yes, eating well reduces our risk of heart … Read more What Does Good Nutrition Look Like In The Recovery Process?
By Olivia Pennelle My journey toward health and wellness in recovery has not been easy, and I certainly didn’t begin walking that path with a spring in my step. It has been my experience that food addiction is a subject we often do not want to look at. We also don’t want to look … Read more Asking For Help With Food In The Recovery Process
By Olivia Pennelle My second biggest challenge in recovery has been embarking upon the journey towards health and wellness. A subject we often do not want to face. As an addictive substance, food came first for me, it formed an unhealthy ‘coping’ strategy of mine. What was left after my addiction was 150 pounds … Read more Recovery Spotlight: How I Lost 50 Pounds
by Olivia Pennelle I vividly recall my first two years of recovery as a time of immense change; mentally, physically and emotionally. In my previous post, I talked how recovery is more than changing addictive behaviors, our whole-self changes. My experience has been that, once that pink fluffy cloud of being in recovery had lifted, … Read more Ways To Get More Energy Naturally During Recovery
by Carly Benson Getting sober is one thing. Maintaining a sober life means we must adapt to a new lifestyle without our old ways of ‘letting loose.’ The biggest fear most people have about stepping into a life of sobriety usually sounds like this: ‘But how will I have fun?‘ ‘What if they think I‘m … Read more 6 Ways I Have Fun Living The Sober Life
By Olivia Pennelle When I landed in recovery, I was 150 overweight. I had drank, binged, and drugged my way to 300 pounds. Despite being in recovery, I was crippled with exhaustion, lethargy, anxiety and depression. Once that pink fluffy cloud of being clean and sober had lifted, I was faced with the … Read more The Importance Of Exercise In Recovery
by Olivia Pennelle More and more we are hearing the benefits of eating well: it reduces our risk of heart disease, can lower cholesterol, keep our immunity high and ward off infections, and lower our weight. It is practically common sense: eat well, feel good. Sometimes that isn’t enough of an incentive for those … Read more What If I Told You That Food Could Enhance Your Addiction Recovery?