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TRICARE Expands Treatment Options for Mental Health and Substance Use

Per the Tricare press release posted on their website: TRICARE expanded mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) services, adding intensive outpatient programs and expanding options for opioid treatment. In addition to other improvements, this expansion improves access to care and increases opportunities for mental health and SUD treatment. It… Read More

American Politics Has Disconnected Us from Our Essential Selves

I have spent years teasing apart in my mind how humans can find true and sustained happiness in their lives. And, how does this happiness affect the whole community? This concern takes on new relevance as Americans engage in an intense political debate. What I ultimately found was that there… Read More

First Responders on The Front Lines of Mental Health Crisis

EMS Week, (May 21 – 27) is an annual celebration and recognition of Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), and Paramedics. EMS providers make a 24/7 commitment to saving the lives of people in their communities. They are the health safety net for millions of people who… Read More

Dr. Shelley Uram on Finding Your Essential Self

Dr. Shelley Uram, a Senior Fellows at The Meadows, recently sat down with Kristin Sunanta Walker on Mental Health News Radio to talk about her new book Essential Living: A Guide to Having Happiness and Peace by Reclaiming Your Essential Self. Read More

Practicing Mindfulness Meditation

By Joyce Willis, Therapist at The MeadowsMindfulness is the innate ability to be fully present and aware of where we are and what we’re doing while not being overreactive or overwhelmed by what’s happening around us. Mindfulness meditation allows you to slow down racing thoughts, release negativity, and connect with… Read More

A Guided Meditation on Value, Power and Abundance

By Joyce Willis, Therapist, The Meadows Value, power, and abundance are connected to the five core issues in the Meadows Model of Developmental Immaturity as taught by Pia Mellody. The Five Core Issues are… Self EsteemBoundariesRealityDependencyModerationContainment Value Value is related to issues of self-esteem. When you have healthy self-esteem,… Read More

Functional Adulthood as a Spiritual Practice

By Nancy Minister, Workshop Facilitator, Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows In this Mindful Monday series, we have presented many different ways of being mindful and many different benefits of having a mindfulness practice. We know that mindfulness is a deliberate practice and a deliberate experience of being present in… Read More

The Gifts of Emotional Acceptance

By Brenna Gonzales, MS, LPC, Therapist at Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows  In our culture, we’re taught that certain feelings are off-limits. There’s a general sense that if you’re not happy most of the time, you’re doing life wrong. We experience emotions for a distinct reason. They are a… Read More

Setting Healthy Boundaries

By Caileigh Smith, MC, LAC We often try to motivate ourselves through should statements: “I should’ve done better.”“I shouldn’t have said that.”“I should only have one cookie.” The only thing that’s guaranteed from should-ing on ourselves is the emotional consequence of guilt. This is also the case when other people… Read More

Don’t Carry Shame Into the New Year

By Caileigh Smith, MC, LAC Have you ever sent the wrong text message to the exact wrong person? I have. In fact, I did it recently. I sent a message about a person TO THAT person—the horror! The consequence? Well, besides being cut from that person’s Christmas card list, I… Read More