6 Tips for People Who Have Trouble Meditating

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Some people may find it difficult to practice useful meditation techniques for addiction recovery. Substance abuse, anxiety, and depression are a few issues which can negatively affect someone’s state of mind and stifle the ability to meditate. These tips can help solve this problem and make life a little easier in the daily life of […]

Finding the Pause Button: Using Mindfulness in Addiction Recovery

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“When in doubt we can always pause, saying, ‘Not my will, but Thine, be done.’ As we go through the day we pause, when agitated or doubtful, and ask for the right thought or action.” This is an extraordinary sentence. In active addiction, we are impulsive rash and reckless. We never think or plan ahead; […]

Get The Mind Ready to Heal In Los Angeles

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Could your own thinking be keeping you from getting well? Perhaps you know you need to meditate but can’t get your mind to slow down? Anyone ever tell you that you’re “too smart for your own good?” The brain is the most powerful organ in the body, but many people either forget this or don’t […]

Feel Your Creative Energy

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The great fear of so many artists who get sober is that sobriety will ruin their imagination or creativity. Art takes so many forms including music, photography, writing and even film. Many of the creative minds behind these art forms fear that they will not be able to get their creative juices flowing without “mind-enhancing” […]

Ride the Wave of recovery in los angeles

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Mindfulness is a huge part of recovery. In fact, one of the twelve steps teaches recovering addicts and alcoholics that prayer and meditation must be practiced in order to treat their disease. Meditation can take many forms. Its not necessarily sitting cross-legged, eyes closed at an altar with burning incense. It can take the form […]

Bored to Death with Addiction Recovery in Los Angeles

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For most people, boredom is a passing, nearly trivial feeling that lifts as soon as their number is called, their chore is completed, or their train arrives. But, boredom has a darker side: easily bored people are at higher risk for depression, anxiety, eating disorders, hostility, anger, and yes, addiction. It’s hard to imagine anyone […]

Better Than Dope: Natural Highs Instead of Drugs

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Why does pleasure exist? It’s the carrot dangled by the body to get us to do the things we need in order to survive and prosper. It’s what helps us reach survival goals and reproduce. But experiencing and appreciating pleasure is also necessary for true happiness and contentment. We’re not ascetics, living our lives like […]

Facing Your Fears To Overcome Addiction In Los Angeles

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Always do what you are afraid to do. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Fear a tricky human emotion. It can paralyze. It can prevent you from attaining your dreams. It can keep you small. But fear can be your friend in just the right doses. My friend explained to me how he recently harnessed his fear to […]

Getting Sober In Los Angeles: Worth The Wait

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In the late 1960s and early 1970s, a psychology professor at Stanford University named Walter Mischel was frustrated with his inability to quit his three-pack-a-day smoking habit and wanted to study the concept of delayed gratification. Mischel gathered children aged four-to-six in a room, free of any distractions, and placed a single marshmallow on the […]