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22 Feb
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Improve Your Relationship in 4 Steps

 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse The Gottman Institute has decades of research that they’ve done with couples and they’ve observed thousands of couple’s communication patterns.  They observed the way that they speak together to know what works and what doesn’t work.  The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are the four ineffective communication patterns […]

12 Feb
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Celebrate Valentine’s Day the Right Way

Have you ever tried to show love to your partner and it wasn’t received in the way you expected it to be?  Sometimes our partners are looking for love expressed in different ways.  Valentine’s Day pushes roses, chocolates and candles however not everyone responds well to gifts.  Relationship and marriage expert Dr. Gary Chapman explores […]

22 Sep

Combating Cravings

Combating cravings Cravings are a normal and natural part of recovery.  Cravings are often stronger and more intense in early recovery.  Many recovering persons report they continue to experience cravings years after abstaining from drugs and alcohol  The key to dealing with these cravings is to learn how to manage them.  Craving typically cannot last […]

All the Feels

Emotions can be tricky. Many people judge feelings or try to suppress their emotions.  It might be better just to stuff it down in a deep dark hole and not deal with it…right? Unfortunately, it is this avoiding that often leads to stress and the development of compulsive behaviors.  It is important to realize that […]

5 Tips to Manage Difficult Family Members on Christmas

Managing Family on Christmas This time of year is joyous, merry, and bright.  This time of year for many people is also stressful and difficult.  Our culture promotes a vision of a happy family sharing eggnog by the beautifully decorated Christmas tree that towers over bundles of presents.  But what happens when that vision is […]