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Earlier this year, research from UNSW found alcohol to be one of the leading preventable causes of breast cancer. And yet for whatever reason, so few people are aware of the carcinogenic effects of alcohol. Learn more about how alcohol impacts women’s health.
Remember: taking the mindful path means making room for suffering, too. Here are 3 ways to be kinder to yourself when you’re feeling blue.
Spending quality time with those you love is not only good for the soul, it’s a great step toward living an altruistic life. But how do you put the quality in quality time? Check out these ways to make the most of quality time to help you on your journey toward an altruistic lifestyle.
Relaxation is a crucial part of self-care. Jordana Harshman, wellness manager and coach at Stanford Children’s Health, talks about what relaxing means and shares tips on fitting more relaxation into your day.
It’s hard to believe that the end of the year is approaching so quickly. Wasn’t it just 2020, after all? Time flies faster than you think, which is why it’s important to think about your end-of-year giving plan now.
We know that drinking can cause damage to our mental and physical health, but what we don’t always discuss is how alcohol can wreak havoc on our financial health:
Pandemic-fueled alcohol abuse creates a wave of hospitalizations for liver disease.
It can be hard to talk about struggling with depression, especially when you’re in the throes of experiencing it. Here are some tips on how to talk to loved ones about what you’re going through.
Life has been hard lately on us all, but September is National Self-Care Awareness Month. It’s a month dedicated to checking in with yourself, being kind to your inner monologue and truly making sure you get what you need to fill up your cup.
During the pandemic, alcohol use has spiked - particularly among women, African Americans, and parents. Could the consequences of this increased consumption outlast the pandemic? Boston University researchers say the answer may be to make alcohol “less attractive, less affordable, and less available.”
According to a psychologist, curiosity can be a potent tonic against anxiety. Learn more about curiosity and how to embracing it.
Hope is described as “an aspirational feeling that circumstances can improve, that we can persist, that there is at least as much good in the world as bad.” Here’s why hope matters, and what it can do for us:
Although there are a ton of heavy issues going on in the world today, nonprofit organizations are a bright spot in the world, helping to provide relief and aid to a variety of important causes.
“We may feel we’ve got more important things to worry about. But ultimately, self-care is about being kind to ourselves.” Read more about self-care and how it’s important for our health.
When is it okay to start dating again in recovery? There is no hard-fast, universal rule concerning dating in recovery, but American Addiction Centers shares tips on when it may be time to venture into a new relationship.
When you open yourself up to actively listening, you’ll be surprised at how much you gain in return. Check out these tips to implement active listening into your lifestyle, as well as what you can take away in return!
"In this eye-opening Red Table Talk, Jada reveals her own personal struggles with alcohol and a renowned liver specialist shares alarming information you need to know."
Here are 10 alcohol-free ways to soothe your anxiety.
August 14 is recognized as Financial Awareness Day. You can celebrate by planning your own future, teaching others to plan for theirs or giving back to your community.
Although we don’t always think of it as such, alcohol is a psychoactive substance, meaning it can radically change the way we think and feel. This fact sheet takes a look at some of the ways that alcohol can change our mood and our behavior:
Why do we all react to the same situation differently? The answer begins with each individual’s current stressors and family history. For instance, coming from an anxious family influences your ability to cope and adapt to life.
When it comes to our world, it’s always a good time to check in with how we can love it back for providing us with a home all these years.
When we can talk about our mental health, we fight against stigma and we forge deeper connections. Here’s a list of five reasons it benefits us to share our mental health struggles.
8 ways to support your friends emotionally when you're also struggling:
Friday, July 30 is considered International Day of Friendship. Celebrate with these ways you can show the people you love the most just how much they mean to you.
Resentment is a powerful emotion—one that pops its head out and refuses to leave in some moments where you feel wronged or mistreated. Learn more about why many feel resentment after they quit drinking.
Resilience means recovering from difficulties and being able to bounce back. Here’s how sobriety can make you more resilient.
Life has enough hurdles to overcome, self-sabotage needn’t be one of them. Here’s what self-sabotaging means and how we can stop engaging in it.
While normally “back to school” is reserved for children, it turns out that this time of year is important for every age. That’s because you’re never too old to continue learning, and it can help you live up to your true potential in everyday life.
It turns out our relationship with alcohol is more complicated than it might seem. Here’s a look at why women are drinking more than ever before, and what it means for our health.
Many of us are aware that spending too much time in the sun can increase our risk of melanoma skin cancer, but did you know that consuming alcohol can too? According to new research, as little as one serving of alcohol per day can increase your skin cancer risk.
There’s no doubt the pandemic has been impacting our mental health. According to the American Psychological Association, here are important signs of anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and suicide to look out for.
Just because it’s the middle of the year doesn’t mean it’s too late to set and achieve big things yet this year. While reevaluating your existing goals, throw in some hard-to-reach newer goals and set your sights high.
Sometimes, we cope with criticism, disappointment, and defeat in self-destructive ways. Here are some healthier approaches we can take to better cope.
Life happens, and focusing on all aspects of your health is easier said than done. Take small steps in each area to start building solid habits!
Most of us are familiar with the serenity prayer, especially those who’ve been members of AA. But where does it come from, and who wrote it?
Campaigns encouraging drinkers to be mindful of their alcohol intake are not enough, academics warn. In fact, the alcohol industry has been accused of denying the link between alcohol and cancer, seriously endangering the health of the public.
Drinking alcohol can affect your body in all sorts of different ways; here, you can explore some of the most common effects on this body map.
Making a difference in a child’s life sounds like a daunting task, but small acts of kindness can add up and make a huge difference. Start small, like an hour spent volunteering or mentoring.
How to identify whether you’re suffering from depression, discover what causes it, and learn treatment options.
Susannah Constantine, the “What Not to Wear” presenter, has been in recovery for seven years and opens up about her experience.
The reality is that perfectionism creates chronic stress, whether it is acknowledged or not. It is distinct from doing one’s personal best, or setting the bar high enough to create a healthy challenge. Here’s how to recognize when perfectionism is harmful:
Inspiration is a fickle thing. It comes and goes with little warning. The good news is, you can always reignite inspiration when you’re feeling uninspired.
The difference between guilt, shame, and regret in early recovery (and how to overcome them).
Have you tried listening to podcasts? Did you know there are podcasts centered around recovery and sobriety? Here are five podcasts you might want to listen and subscribe to:
While summer is a time of fun, it can also be a time to help mold amazing qualities, like giving back to the community. Ask your children to choose an activity that also gives back
Did you know that according to a survey from American Addiction Centers, up to 86 percent of people drink on first dates? For those of us who don’t drink, dating can be an even more daunting proposition. Here are some tips to help.
Prince Harry discusses how the trauma of losing his mother caused him to abuse drugs and alcohol, and that “the only way to free yourself and break out is to tell the truth.”
If you’re able, use World Blood Donor Day as a time to give back and save lives by donating blood. If you aren’t able to safely do so, consider helping out in one of the various other ways to help spread awareness.
Transitions are rarely easy, even when the changes are welcome. Here’s how to manage when you lose touch with your support systems.