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The Power of Laughter
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The Power of Laughter

The 21st century boasts a plethora of new creations, be it technology, philosophies, social networks, or advancements in medicine and health. Technology exists to remind us to take the trash out, of future meetings, and to tell one’s partner they are loved. We live in a…
The Trap of "More"
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The Trap of “More”

We live in a culture that tells us we can have whatever we desire. Children are raised from a young age being told they can be whoever they want to be, work whatever job or profession they desire. The American dream embodies the belief anyone…
The Island of Isolation
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The Island of Isolation

Anyone who’s walked through life has experienced the feeling of isolation, that place of being alone, separated from others. Isolation can stem from the rejection of others or physically not having anyone around. More often than not, it is rooted in pushing others away, either…
Community: the strength of support
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Community: The Strength of Support

Many people ask me what’s the most important part of the recovery journey. I could answer a litany of options such as discipline, motivation, dedication, a recovery plan, and more. All of these are important to recovery, but the truth is there is one aspect that…
What Makes Us Happy?
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What Makes Us Happy?

by Kevie Simon What truly makes life good? I think it’s safe to assume that we all have differing opinions on this topic. When polling Millennials on this question, the vast majority said their life goals leading to happiness would be making money and/or becoming…
Swiping for Sex
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Swiping for Sex

by Kevie Simon Let’s imagine for a moment that you’re a twenty-something living in a prominent city in the northern US. You work a 50-60 hour a week office job, and your desire is to climb the corporate ladder and develop a great career. You don’t have…
Recovery Lessons from Donald Trump
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Recovery Lessons from Donald Trump

The title of this blog has the potential of sparking a variety of emotions in readers: outrage, confusion, interest, hostility, etc. The presidential candidate, Donald Trump, continues to spark a row of controversy in the media from his shifting campaign messages, to his vocal outbursts,…