Posts by recoverandrise

STOP Stress in its Tracks: A Mindful Practice

Stress is unavoidable. It may be impossible to eliminate from our lives entirely, but we can be constructive and intentional in the way we respond. One of my favorite stress-relieving skills I teach clients in my coaching practice is the STOP Tool. It’s simple, powerful, and easily applied to a variety of circumstances. You can…

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The Magic of She Recovers Retreats

For the last two years I’ve taken one week in summer to go to Salt Spring Island in the Gulf Islands of Canada. Ordinarily I travel solo with my dog Cassie….but this annual experience is dedicated to myself, for healing and restoration. It’s so glorious, there’s no way I can adequately express what occurs during…

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Sober For The Summer (or at least 30 days)!

Alcohol Advertisers spend 100s of billions of dollars because their ads work. “Big Alcohol” is MAKING 100s of billions of dollars off the consumers every year. You see it every day, as a commercial comes on: A super fit young guy, surrounded by ladies, grabs a can of beer out of a cooler and throws his…

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How I used Mindfulness To Stop My Chronic Relapsing

Cassie the Wonder Dog stood at the doorway of my home wagging her tail furiously; open-mouthed smiling as only a dog can. She knew we were about to embark on an adventure. All it took was me reaching towards the coat rack, or setting a luggage bag down in the entryway, and she was all…

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