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The Benefits of Mindfulness on Our Relationships

The Benefits of Mindfulness on Our Relationships

Mindfulness has been found to have many benefits on individuals as well as on our interpersonal relationships with others. First, mindfulness is a type of mediation “where one has a heightened awareness of the present moment”1 and “acknowledging and accepting one's...

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Serving Others vs. Serving Ourselves

Serving Others vs. Serving Ourselves

As I was thinking about the differences between serving others and serving ourselves, it become more and more complex and intertwined in my mind. Surely, we can serve ourselves and others in different ways throughout our lives, but is one more important than the...

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The Importance of Personal Boundaries in Relationships

The Importance of Personal Boundaries in Relationships

Personal boundaries are vital to healthy and close relationships. As we set limits and rules to how others can treat us or act around us, we protect our own well-being while strengthening our relationships with those who want to be close to us. “Personal boundaries...

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Research on Spirituality and Substance Abuse Recovery

Research on Spirituality and Substance Abuse Recovery

There are several different research studies that have examined the relationship between spirituality and recovery, and most point towards the positive impact of spirituality. First, what exactly is spirituality? Spirituality is defined as “the quality of being...

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The Healing Power of Service

The Healing Power of Service

Many leaders throughout history have taught the importance of service both for our wellbeing and for the wellbeing of our relationships, communities, and world. Lao Tzu, a Chinese philosopher and father of Taoism, taught that the fourth cardinal virtue for living is...

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Types of Substance Abuse Recovery Programs

There are several different treatment programs to help those struggling with substance abuse to overcome their addictions and bondage. Programs range in intensity of care, including the amount, intensity, and duration of treatment. The American Society of Addiction...

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