5 Ways to Start Fresh After Drug Rehab

When you reach out for help from family and friends, find the best drug rehab center, and commit yourself to treatment after recognizing that you are suffering from an addiction, you’ll be making one of the bravest decisions a person can make in their life.  Learning through recovery is a complex journey. People who develop an addiction can experience it differently from others. Life after rehab, however, can also be fraught with its own challenges, leaving you with more questions than answers. If you have recently gotten out of rehab, you likely need a way to get yourself back on track with your life. Here are five actions you can take to improve the chances of success. 1. Choose Your Friends …

5 Social Distancing Busters

Social distancing and stay-at-home orders are taking a toll on the human psyche and fueling the loneliness epidemic that has raged for several years. Let’s face it: It’s isolating inside for long stretches. And when we venture outside, we find others who look like aliens with face masks and gloves, darting away from each other. It’s downright creepy. Before Coronavirus knocked us off our feet, one-fifth of Americans reported feeling lonely. More than one-third of Americans age 45 and older said they felt socially isolated. And 28 percent of older adults live home alone, more than ever before. Too much isolation is bad news: Loneliness is as damaging as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, being obese, or having high blood …

5 Ways We Invite Constant Conflict into Our Lives

Some of us encounter jerks all the time. Perhaps an aggressive driver flipped us off on the way to work, a harried woman cut in front of us in the checkout line at Target, or a coworker said something rude about the new shoes we wore to work – all in one day! But while most of us will encounter rude behavior from time-to-time, if we are responding to jerks on a regular basis, then we need to take a closer look at our own behavior.  Although there are numerous ways to invite conflict into our lives, there are a few that almost always trigger others, including: Righteousness. If we find that we must not only prove our point, but also …

4-Week Weight Loss Exercise Plan to Shed Pounds Fast

If you’re like me and really into self-development, you’ve probably read many of the thousands of self-help books out there on the market. But also like me, you probably find all the information a bit overwhelming. That’s why I wanted to do the self-less task of taking the most important, life-changing lessons I’ve drawn from these books and condensed them into 50 key points. Here’re 50 habits of successful people you should learn: 1. Believe It to See It Our minds tend to focus on what’s happening around us and refuse to see what could happen. Only when you trust in what’s possible and dare to dream big, big things can happen for you. 2. See Problems as a Wonderful …

How to Get Rid of Addiction and Abuse

Tell me, does this describe someone you know? Some people who feel inferior use an addiction to try to overcome weaknesses, especially in times of increased stress or deep inner conflict. A person’s inner inferiority complex reveals itself in his or her actions such as addiction, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, child abuse, compulsive eating, blame and aggression among others. No successful person desires a destructive addiction. What people who choose addiction or abuse really want is the power and ability to create better lives. Fearing they do not have this power to improve their lives, you will hear these people use excuses and blame to justify their addiction and abuse and protect what little dignity they feel they have left. …

Healthy Environment For Self Esteem

Healthy self esteem originates in the environment found in the: family, school, peer group, work place, and community. There are certain characteristics of your environment that need to be present in order for self esteem to be fostered and grow. The main component of a healthy environment for self esteem is that it needs to be nurturing. It should provide unconditional warmth, love, and caring. It needs to provide the realization that other people are recognized as deserving to be nurtured, reinforced, rewarded, and bonded to. Healthy environment for self esteem transmits messages of warmth, loving, and caring by physical touch, meeting the survival needs of food, clothing and shelter, and providing a sense of stability and order in life. …