Physician heals others as he heals himself It’s hard to ask for help when you’re the doctor, but being a doctor doesn’t mean you’re immune to mental illness and addiction. The story of a Warkworth physician illustrates this fact. But the ‘Courage To Come Back Award’ Michael Kaufmann recently received from the Canadian Association of …∞
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The Dark Side of Goal-Setting. It’s worth bearing in mind the dark side of goal-setting so that you don’t stray from your overall aims. Goals can be useful, but they shouldn’t be too inflexible. Too specific: It’s easy to get stuck on a goal that’s too specific and lose sight of the overall aim. Goals …∞
Anxiety is experienced by all people, it is a normal reaction to stress, conflict, fear, change, threat, & etc or more usually there is no apparent reason for it to occur. When a person becomes aware, conscious or subconscious, that something is wrong or different, anxiety is triggered. But remember the actual cause may not …∞
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People in recovery may experience a sudden drop in their libido. If your erotic life has gone from an all-out sexfest to a G-rated event, you are not alone. While chronic aversion to sex is a serious issue for both men and women, an occasional drop in your sex drive is perfectly normal. According to …∞
Alcoholics should avoid excessive physical and emotional stress during early abstinence. Researchers have found that an important system (The HPA axis) of the body that regulates stress, hunger and illness is “stunned” during alcoholic drinking. The researchers tested alcoholics in early recovery (less than 12 months) and found that the HPA axis recovers after about …∞
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Women in recovery from alcoholism, addiction, gambling, co-dependency and adult children of alcoholism may need to understand and explore their new found libido. This article may help. Your libido is your sexual interest and desire. Loss of libido may be experienced by women before or after menopause and may result in reduced desire and sexual …∞
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Happiness Is… A Recovery Book In this highly entertaining and literate book, Shawn Christopher Shea takes us on a provocative journey into the world of practical philosophy, applied spirituality and everyday psychology. Calling upon more than twenty years of clinical experience, fifty years of navigating life’s ups and downs, and an array of thinkers …∞
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Stress recovery For most people in today’s world, stress is a fact of life. In recovery it is especially true and can be a cause of relapse to drinking or drugging. Although it is impossible to eliminate all stress from daily life, it is possible to control the effect that stress has on the body …∞
Guide to Stress Relief. Many people in recovery from alcoholism, addiction, gambling and co-dependency have diminished or lost ability to cope with stress. Due to the anethetising effects of alcohol and drugs many people also do not recognise that they are under stress – they just feel uncomfortable, angry, or sad. Untreated stress can lead …∞
For most people in today’s world, stress is a fact of life. In recovery it is especially true. Although it is impossible to eliminate all stress from daily life, it is possible to control the effect that stress has on the body and the mind. The first step in managing stress is to become aware …∞
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