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Feeling Shame is Nothing to Be Ashamed About

Megan LawrenceThe Recovery Village

Shame is a painful emotion caused by consciousness of guilt, shortcoming, or impropriety. It’s a emotion we experience when we feel less than, belittled, unworthy, ... Read more
February 18th 2018
Megan Lawrence
The Recovery Village

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How To Leave a Toxic Relationship

Megan LawrenceThe Recovery Village

Have you ever found yourself in a relationship headed nowhere, but you still convinced yourself that you’d never find anyone else if you walked away? ... Read more
February 16th 2018
Megan Lawrence
The Recovery Village

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How to Practice Self-Love This Valentine’s Day

Megan LawrenceThe Recovery Village

With February being the month of love, it can be easy to get discouraged about our love life if there is not one to celebrate ... Read more
February 13th 2018
Megan Lawrence
The Recovery Village

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Single, Sober and Learning to Love Myself

Megan LawrenceThe Recovery Village

When you’re single, it can be very easy to lose yourself in a never-ending thought cycle of, “What’s wrong with me?” or, “Why can I ... Read more
February 11th 2018
Megan Lawrence
The Recovery Village

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The Difference Between Needing and Wanting Recovery

Megan LawrenceThe Recovery Village

If you are currently in recovery, then you know exactly what I mean when I say that there is a big difference between needing recovery ... Read more
February 10th 2018
Megan Lawrence
The Recovery Village

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4 Affirmations Just for You This Valentine’s Day

Camille RenzoniHope, Recovery, Sober Living, The Recovery Village

On Valentine’s Day, people express their love for others through words of affirmation: verbal compliments like, “Wow, you look stunning,” written “I love you” notes, ... Read more
February 9th 2018
Camille Renzoni
Hope, Recovery, Sober Living, The Recovery Village

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5 Ways to Maintain Your Mental Health

Olivia PennelleThe Recovery Village

Mental illness can be debilitating and incredibly isolating. Not only do the conditions feel overwhelming, they can affect us so much that our relationships, physical ... Read more
February 8th 2018
Olivia Pennelle
The Recovery Village

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Has Your Weight Loss Resolution Become Disordered Eating?

Megan LawrenceThe Recovery Village

It’s usually within the first couple months of the year that people start eating better and keeping up with their gym visits. Magazines and internet ... Read more
February 7th 2018
Megan Lawrence
The Recovery Village

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Consistency is Key to My Recovery

Megan LawrenceThe Recovery Village

To become better people, we must work consistently to endure the ups and downs of life, and find what it takes for us to stand ... Read more
February 6th 2018
Megan Lawrence
The Recovery Village

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Caring for Yourself While Helping a Loved One With Addiction

Renee DeveneyThe Recovery Village

If you know someone struggling with addiction, you know how trying it is to see a person you love deal with such hardships. Addiction is ... Read more
February 1st 2018
Renee Deveney
The Recovery Village