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Tips to Start the New Year on a Positive Note

Bye-bye 2020, hello 2021! As we welcome the new year, we are filled with anticipation for what this year will bring us. New year’s resolutions packed with unrealistic goals and desires to be the best version of ourselves, because “new year, new you,” right? Well, you don’t need to reinvent yourself each time the clock…

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How to Combat Loneliness During the Holidays

how to combat loneliness during the holidays

Written by Natasha Roop   The holidays can be a challenging time of the year for many people. Add to the mix sobriety and a worldwide pandemic, and you have yourself a difficult situation to navigate. For many of us, this holiday season will look completely different than it usually does. With numerous government restrictions…

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7 Best TED Talks About Sobriety and Addiction

7 best TED talks about sobriety and addiction

These amazing TED talks will have you inspired, educated, and motivated about sobriety and addiction. Each speaker has a different view on the subject and that is what we need more of in recovery. Different strokes for different folks, because recovery isn’t a one size fits all box. More people are openly embracing sobriety, and…

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7 Must Read Recovery Books by Strong Sober Women

No matter where you at in your recovery, from dipping your toe in the sober pool or are years into your recovery journey, these books will propel your recovery and give you the tools you need to live a life you’ll be proud of.  These 7 must-read recovery books by strong sober women are an…

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10 Celebrities Who are Sober Women

Addiction, trauma, and mental health issues do not discriminate. No matter how bright your star shines on Hollywood Boulevard, at the end of the day we are all human. We all deal with different degrees of recovery.   Just when you thought you had nothing in common with the latest “it” girl, here are 10…

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Sober women influencers in B.C. that you should know

Social media influencers have a lot of authority in today’s world, and today we want to celebrate our sober influencers. These inspiring women have come together to create real and refreshing content to end the stigma behind addiction.   The sober community has grown immensely over the recent years, and we want to cheer on…

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Debunking Some Myths of Therapy

Written by Mercedes Miller   From movies that show therapy as lying on a couch while being asked probing questions by a stranger, to public confrontations on live TV (we’re looking at you, Dr. Phil), popular culture has not always portrayed counselling and therapy in a great light. Although talk therapy has some roots in…

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The Power of Creativity in Sobriety

Throughout history we’ve seen artists across the globe turn to alcohol and drugs as a type of “muse.”  There is a misconception that by being under the influence, your brain is free to venture endless worlds beyond your sober brain’s imagination. This has created the idea that alcoholism and creativity are conducive.  In reality, sobriety and creativity actually benefit one another. By…

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6 sobriety apps to check out in 2020

Having access to reliable treatment and a support group is essential for successful sobriety. While we’re unable to connect in person as much as we used to, addiction recovery apps are powerful tools to bring people the necessary support they need at their fingertips. At the click of a button, you have a plethora of…

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