Write a love letter to your inner child, to that part of you that is young, playful, innocent and vulnerable. That part of you who you need to be listening to, who you need to be on good terms with so that you can feel spontaneous, alive and creative!
Children who grow up with addiction and the relational trauma that surrounds it can carry the imprint of that pain for the rest of their lives.
The Meadows and its family of behavioral healthcare treatment programs was the major sponsor of the International Conference on Trauma and Addiction presented by US Journal Training, January 17-19 in Scottsdale, AZ. The conference drew over 700 attendees who came together to hear world-renowned researchers, authors, clinicians, and trainers review and discuss the interaction between trauma, chemical and behavioral addictions, and psychiatric illnesses.
Gold appeared to be a gold medal favorite in figure skating for the 2018 Winter Games. Then her mental health unraveled, and a cry for help became her boldest move.
My mother was a kind and gentle woman. Our house was often filled with the smells of home cooking and baking. Homemade bread and cookies, stews, chili, spaghetti sauce and more. We had a vegetable garden and I remember making tea out of mint leaves sweetened with sugar. It seemed like my needs were met. We were free to play and explore the fields and hills behind us; at times, being gone all day.
Why do we need to laugh? And what can laughter do for us that nothing else can? Well for starters, laughter is a complex brain/body catharsis, if you will, that is cleansing and enlivening mentally, physically, emotionally and socially.
It’s here – the one month of the year that focuses the most on weight loss, diet renewal and becoming a “new you.” In January, you’ll be bombarded by articles, deals on gyms and diet foods and experts promising you the bikini body by summer. But there is one thing perhaps just as important as diet and exercise that will dictate how successful you are in your 2019 goals – and you probably won’t even hear about it. Your environment. Multiple studies have shown that who you choose in your social circle has a huge impact on diet, weight and activity level.