Love, Positivity & Mindfulness: Best of Excursions!

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Let’s face it, times have been tough recently. And although we are beginning to see a light at the end of a long pandemic, we still need a dose of self-care to keep our spirits up. You have to practice positivity and remember to love yourself. Even when the going gets bumpy.


Love, Positivity & Mindfulness

We’ve chosen three articles from the archives to help you remember that your thoughts can shape your experience. And positivity, self-love, and living in the moment can be crucial when you’re feeling anxious, depressed or just plain blah.


Practicing Self-Love – 3 Things I Love About Myself

When I wake up in the morning and take a long hard stare in the mirror I can easily list 3 things I dislike about myself. But when I try to list 3 things I love about myself, it gets a little more difficult. I never realized how often I put myself down or [read more…]



Gratitude Therapy – Finding Happiness in Recovery/Life

I keep a file, with a pink and orange leaf motif, labeled “HAPPINESS”. The file contains articles, post-it notes, clippings, and odds and ends on positive psychology. I am fascinated by the concept of gratitude as a therapeutic intervention (in these times it seems even more germane). And how gratitude groups in the treatment [read more…]


Mindfulness, Manageable Stress & Addiction Treatment

When I started to gather information for my graduate degree research project, it was just starting to get colder in Michigan. We were inching toward the winter months, and my anxiety spiked with each grey day on the horizon. The stress that accompanies literature reviews and all-things-research in graduate school appeared to double each moment [read more…]



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