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Finding Relief: the Power of Meditation

Ever wonder how those spiritual masters, saints, and gurus got so calm, cool and collected. Were they born with an innate awareness of a higher reality? Were they bodily and mentally different than the rest of us? Is there any hope for a suffering addict to experience the relief of transcendence, when the mere thought

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Three Different Avenues of Support: PHP, IOP, and Extended Care Sober Living

With the rise of addiction and alcoholism across the globe, and the precarious nature of new found sobriety, it is apparent that one cannot have too much support in this endeavor. And yet many factors affect an individual’s commitment to various levels of care: amount of freedom to follow opportunities that arise, how much medical

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The Power of Nature – Let the Healing Begin

Come Forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.  -William Wordsworth There is no shortage of inspiring nature quotes from poets and writers, and creative seekers. So many people, even if far removed from easy access to the natural world, have some awareness of the goodness of getting out into nature, even

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The Recovery Table – An Interview with Recovery Coach, Mary Davis (Conducted by Bonnie Wood)

Mary is a recovery coach with a private practice in Asheville, NC. She is presently working towards her certification as a substance abuse counselor, facilitating DWI groups for Second Spring Counseling, and offering life skill classes to local sober homes, including Oasis Recovery, in order to help clients transition back into society after treatment. We

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