Where to Start: Mental Health Month in a Changing World
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by Ashley Sunderland
5h ago
As Mental Health Month unfolds this May, the legacy initiated by Mental Health America in 1949 continues with profound significance. Each year, millions of Americans unite to champion awareness, disseminate crucial resources and knowledge, and advocate tirelessly for the mental health and overall well-being of individuals across the nation.  Under the theme “Where to Start: Mental Health in a Changing World,” this year’s Mental Health Month prompts reflection on navigating the myriad challenges presented by an ever-evolving landscape. Amidst the dynamic shifts in society, from the comple ..read more
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Desert, Island and Metropolis: A 3-Stop Visit to Chile
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by Teresa Bergen
5h ago
Chile is one of those countries you would need months to explore fully. Since it’s 2,653 miles long, this skinny country stretches through all sorts of geographic terrain, from one of the world’s driest places to jaw-dropping icy mountains. So, if you’re only going for 10 days, you’ll have to choose just a few places to explore. Here’s a peek into Chilean life via three places I visited in March this year. Cactus Valley in the Atacama Desert. Photo by Teresa BergenAtacama Desert I wasn’t sure what to expect from the enormous Atacama Desert in northern Chile near the Bolivian border. And it did ..read more
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How To Practice Mindfulness in Early Recovery
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by Lane Kennedy
1d ago
Mindfulness might seem like a buzzword, but it’s a practice that holds a special kind of magic for everyone and is particularly precious for those in recovery. It’s the quiet space we create for our minds when we’re barraged by urges to do things we might later regret – whether that’s devouring an entire tub of ice cream, impulsively splurging on a luxury shoe shopping spree, or navigating complex personal relationships and feeling like poop after sleeping five separate people in one week.  Early recovery can be tough; there are so many moving parts to your recovery during those first fi ..read more
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The Sober Curator to Participate in Fourth Annual ‘MTV Mental Health Action Day’ on May 16th, 2024
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by Alexandra Nyman
2d ago
More than 2,300 organizations, brands and influential leaders around the world will activate on the theme “dedicate one hour to connection.”  Learn more at www.MentalHealthActionDay.org  Spearheaded by SHOWTIME/ MTV Entertainment Studios and TaskForce, the fourth annual Mental Health Action Day will be held on Thursday, May 16th with more than 2,300 organizations, brands, government agencies, and cultural leaders supporting the global movement that encourages and empowers people to take action for mental health. The Sober Curator and The Break Free Foundation is proud to be ac ..read more
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Harnessing the Power of Crystals in Addiction Recovery: Getting Started with Crystals
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by Samantha Bushika
2d ago
Welcome back! In case you missed part one of this series, make sure to go back and read it here. In part two of this series, we are going to explore the science behind crystals, how crystals are experienced, and how to select the right crystals for you. There are many ways to incorporate crystals into your daily recovery lifestyle. Below, I will cover some important things that will help you succeed in using crystals. 1. Selecting the Right Crystals Not all crystals are created equal. Consult with a crystal healer or conduct research to identify crystals that align with your specific needs in ..read more
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Revitalize Your Sober Lifestyle: 24 Essential Tips for Spring Cleaning from the Outside In
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by Amy Liz Harrison
3d ago
It’s no surprise that springtime brings a freshness and an opportunity for a mental page turn. (OK, except if you’re in Seattle and other parts of the country where it seems like the moment we start to thaw out, we’re met with mud and sludge instead of green grass, sunshine and spring blooms.) But hey, I choose to think we are more patient people than most, since we get the opportunity to cultivate patience by waiting until May or June for that first springtime bulb to surface. Here are a few things we can all do to welcome our inner spring cleaner, and they aren’t weather dependent. Sober Sp ..read more
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Unveiling the Truth: A Review of Chalene Johnson’s “The Rise and Ruin of Rachel and Dave Hollis”
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by Alysse Bryson
3d ago
Chalene Johnson, a renowned Fitness Entrepreneur you may know as the founder of Turbo Jam and Piyo, ventures into uncharted territory with her 12-part Patreon series, “The Rise and Ruin of Rachel and Dave Hollis.” Departing from her usual content, Johnson delves into the lives of the influential couple, shedding light on their journey to fame, the realities behind their public persona, and the tragic end that shocked their followers. Johnson provides a comprehensive background for those unfamiliar with the Hollises, detailing their rise to prominence through books, podcasts, and a massive soc ..read more
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Sober Journeys: A Sober Guide to Experiencing Istanbul’s Rich Tapestry
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by Carolyn Bunn
4d ago
Hey, fellow sober wanderers! Interested in visiting Istanbul? You’re in for a delightful treat as we unpack the secrets of experiencing this magical city sober-style. So, tighten your shoelaces, open your heart, and embark on a journey that will fill your soul to the brim. Morning Serenity at Sultanahmet Square Rise and shine, my friends! Picture this: Sultanahmet Square, the Hagia Sophia, and the Blue Mosque, creating the perfect backdrop for a serene, sober start to your day. As the city awakens, join the locals and fellow explorers for a stroll, letting the rich history around you set the ..read more
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Supermom Amy Liz Harrison Gets Raw and Real About Overcoming Alcoholism
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by Megan Swan
4d ago
It was an honor to finally have my friend and fellow Contributor to the Sober Curator on the podcast! She is a delight. There is so much power in embracing your vulnerability as a human but most certainly as a mother when we want to raise emotionally intelligent and connected kids.  This Mother’s Day month of May tune into our conversation and share it with a mom you know might be struggling with addiction.   Introduction: Authenticity in Recovery  In a deeply poignant and stirring episode of the Wellness as a Way of Life podcast, I welcomed Amy Liz Harrison, a m ..read more
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Let’s Talk Tattoos and Rock Bottoms by Jason Mayo
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by Jason Mayo
4d ago
By Guest Contributor: Jason Mayo, If it Hurts, It Helps Blog Let’s talk about tattoos, shall we? Whether I am meeting someone for the first time, or seeing someone I’ve known my whole life, I inevitably get asked three questions about my tattoos. The first question is, “why?”, the second question is, “how many do you have?” and the third question is, “do all of your tattoos have a meaning?” Where are my inked brothers and sisters? The first question is easy to answer.  Because they look Metal as f*ck. That’s why. Question number two is also an easy one. No clue. I am terrible at math. Th ..read more
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