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Can Physical Illness Affect You Mentally?

Olivia PennelleHealth and Medical, Sober Living

Do you ever feel like you aren’t entirely sure whether you’re physically sick or experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety? Or both?
September 29th 2017
Olivia Pennelle
Health and Medical, Sober Living

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How Moving Continents Strengthened My Recovery

Olivia PennelleRecovery, Sober Living

The prospect of moving continent terrified me—even though I was the one who decided to do it.
September 27th 2017
Olivia Pennelle
Recovery, Sober Living

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5 Strategies for Staying Sober When Traveling

The Recovery VillageSober Living

Remaining in healthy recovery can be challenging even within your normal routine. Travel can make recovery more challenging still. You can enjoy travel while still ... Read more
September 25th 2017
The Recovery Village
Sober Living

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How Getting Sober Revealed My Creative Talents

Olivia PennelleRecovery, Sober Living

People often describe getting sober as having an awakening-type effect—spiritual or otherwise. I felt like I had a brand new lens to view life; there was suddenly clarity
September 23rd 2017
Olivia Pennelle
Recovery, Sober Living

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How I Define My Boundaries and Develop Self-Esteem

Olivia PennelleAddiction / Recovery Stories, Sober Living

When I got sober, I had no idea what a boundary was—other than a state line, or the dividing line of a country.
August 5th 2017
Olivia Pennelle
Addiction / Recovery Stories, Sober Living

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7 Tips For Making The Most Of A Sober Vacation

The Recovery VillageRecovery, Sober Living

Vacations are known as a time to unwind, to relax and let go of the stressors of everyday life. For many people, this may mean kicking back on the beach...
August 4th 2017
The Recovery Village
Recovery, Sober Living

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Dealing With Family Members Who Don’t Think Addiction Is a Disease

Olivia PennelleFamily, Sober Living

I am the daughter of two alcoholic parents—one in recovery and one not. I started showing signs of addiction in my teens. Yet, I still have conversations with family members who think that addiction is a choice.
July 31st 2017
Olivia Pennelle
Family, Sober Living

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How to Live in a House Where People Drink and Protect Your Sobriety

Olivia PennelleAddiction, Recovery, Sober Living

When I came into recovery, not only did I have to face the physical and emotional damage I caused in my addiction, but also the financial aftermath.
July 22nd 2017
Olivia Pennelle
Addiction, Recovery, Sober Living

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5 Summer Mocktails That Are Better Than the Original

Camille RenzoniSober Living

In celebration of sober summers, and in honor of National Mocktail Day*, we picked our top five mocktail recipes that are so good you won’t even miss the liquor.
June 21st 2017
Camille Renzoni
Sober Living

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5 Pieces Of Advice For Being In A Relationship With Someone In Recovery

Beth LeipholtzRecovery, Sober Living

It’s no secret that dating can be tough — and it can be even tougher to date if you’re not sober but your partner is. Sometimes, if you have no personal experience with something such as addiction and recovery, it can be difficult to get on the same page as your partner.
June 1st 2017
Beth Leipholtz
Recovery, Sober Living