By: Christina Veselak, MS, LMFT, CN; […]
As we all know, prevention itself is a powerful long-term strategy in our fight against addiction. It takes many shapes and forms, but the key is to build resilience in vulnerable populations.
Have you ever thought, “But I SHOULDN’T need to take this amino acid? I SHOULD be able to cope on my own??? Or, you’ve been on the aminos for a few weeks and feel so much better that you decide to stop them since you […]
Last night, I had the joy and privilege of meeting with two delightful people in epicenter of Kentucky’s flood disaster, Hindman, KY. Roy and Debbie Hodson run a non-profit called Heartkeep.
So although we are unsure of what the future will bring, and the expression, “one day at a time” has never felt more relatable, we have hope and a sense of family unity that would not even have been a distant dream without this work and the vast knowledge and generosity that Christina has shared with us.
There are many reasons I love working with people in recovery who struggle with ongoing slips and relapses. First of all, everyone who has come to me for help is committed to sobriety and desperate for the right type of help. By the time they get to me, there is no ambivalence left. They WANT to make a new life work for them but simply haven’t found the right key. Some people have given up trying by this point because no matter what they try, it doesn’t seem to work.
We have all experienced a sleepless night or two worrying about an exam or job interview, or wondering how to pay the rent. But family members of active alcoholics and addicts often find that sleep eludes them much more chronically and dangerously.
It is our brain’s job to allow us to cope with stress gracefully, but to do that, it needs to be fed optimally! How can we optimally feed our brains this holiday season so that we can find and maintain joy, serenity, and sobriety success?
A former student called this week with some questions both from her new business coach and a client which she wasn’t sure how to answer. She had decided to put her new skills in mental health nutrition up onto her website.
Who doesn’t love a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich? Well, this is a healthy upgrade with a power punch…one of my favorite quick go-to meals! Ingredients: ½ cup peanut or almond butter or nut butter of choice (use nut butters with blood type specific food […]