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Tracey L. Kelley
man sitting on floor with legs crossed, meditating - managing anxiety
21
Oct

Methods for Managing Anxiety

When you experience anxiety, the last thing you want to hear is there’s nothing to be concerned about, or you should just snap out of it. Some people aren’t as familiar with the way anxiety about, well, everything (and nothing, sometimes) can linger just below the surface of daily life. Anxiety Disorders Are Common The...
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09
Oct

Warning Signs of Potential Relapse

Sometimes living healthfully requires more dedicated focus. Stressful work issues, family or relationship problems, recurring trauma, financial difficulties, and even the strain of national or world events all throw obstacles onto your wellness path. If you are in recovery and feeling “off”, it’s important to examine why and reach out for support. Potential Relapse Symptoms...
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woman doing yoga at home in front of laptop - yoga practice
23
Sep

Creating a Gentle Yoga Practice

Everyone can benefit from a gentle yoga practice. Making time to move even a little bit each day and focus on your breath prompts many natural healing responses that benefit mind and body. Whether you’re in addiction recovery or learning how to effectively manage mood and mental health disorders, yoga offers many advantages. Scientific Support...
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closeup of handsome Black man's face/eyes - BIPOC and mental health
09
Sep

Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illnesses for People of Color

It’s challenging to have a mood or mental health disorder, such as anxiety, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, or depression. But certain individuals also have further difficulties opening up about their illnesses to families or within their social circles because of stigmas. This is what many members of the BIPOC community—Black, indigenous, and people of...
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pretty African American woman looking in mirror at her face - body dysmorphia
20
Aug

Understanding Body Dysmorphia

Everyone has days when they don’t feel they look their best, or wish they didn’t have a scar or some other type of flaw in their appearance. So when do these feelings actually become a problem? Body dysmorphia, also referred to as body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), is a mental health condition defined by someone’s emotional...
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hands holding rainbow heart on dark wood background - LGBTQ(IA+)
04
Aug

Addiction Help for the LGBTQ(IA+) Community

When some healthcare professionals talk about people with substance or alcohol use disorder, process addictions, mood and co-occurring disorders, trauma and PTSD, or eating disorders, they often put someone in a group based simply on symptoms. But whole person, holistic care, like what Cottonwood Tucson provides, takes into consideration an individual’s complete self and full...
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coffee, muffin, and journal sitting on bed in morning - establishing routines
20
Jul

The Importance of Routines and Rituals

When a person manages their life well, it’s likely that routines and rituals have a large role in their success. Whether you’re trying to live sober, follow healthy methods for handling a mood or behavioral disorder, or recognize that your self-empowerment requires more structure, here are some reasons why establishing routines and rituals might help....
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young man in dark room playing video games - gaming addiction
22
Jun

Understanding Gaming Addiction: Interview With Kathleen Parrish

While many people play video and online games for fun and camaraderie, others use these activities to deal with various issues they’re troubled with and don’t know how to handle. If they don’t receive proper treatment for these issues, they can develop a gaming addiction, which is a type of process addiction. Kathleen Parrish Explains...
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couple facing away from each other in argument - quarantine - addiction problem
16
Jun

Does Your Quarantine Buddy Have an Addiction Problem?

Few people who live together are around each other all the time. Most individuals have separate work, friends, errands, hobbies, and other activities from each other. These busy routines mean that all too often, we don’t fully know the behaviors of the people we live with unless we come face-to-face with them. Stress, Substance Misuse,...
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zen sand sculpture with black rocks - calm
25
May

Cultivating Calm

Some people seem to have a natural predisposition for ease and tranquility. When faced with adversity or just handling concerns or annoyances of daily life, they hardly ever appear ruffled or upset. The rest of us have to work at staying calm. Fortunately, there are many techniques readily available to make the process easier. Balance...
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