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Tracey L. Kelley
girl, photography, camera, hobby, happy, recovery
19
Nov

Why a Hobby Can Ease Your Mind

Take a moment to think about the last time you got into the “flow” of something. Often described as being completely energized by and immersed in a pleasurable activity, flow is one of the primary benefits of dedicating yourself to hobbies that establish the framework of a full, rich life. Why Flow Helps You Positive...
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16
Nov

Returning to Rehab: It’s Not What You’ve Lost, It’s What You’ll Gain

So, it happened—you’ve relapsed. Maybe you’re immersed in confusion, uncertainty, and pain, and that’s totally understandable. In some ways, it’s easy to think you’ve failed, but it’s vital to your well-being to push that thought away. Here are the reasons why returning to rehab will not only help you move forward, but also reinforce a...
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05
Nov

Asking for Help Is Hard—Here’s How to Get Better at It

Whether it’s carrying groceries or talking about a serious subject, many of us avoid asking for help, and there are numerous reasons why. Yet science reinforces that we feel better in the long run not only because someone helps us, but also because we recognize the value of this support and how much better everyone—giver...
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26
Oct

Have You Had a Good Laugh Today? Here’s Why It Matters

We’re all familiar with that famous slogan “laughter is the best medicine.” Have you ever wondered why? It’s kind of interesting how a giggle, chuckle, or full-on belly laugh can improve your state of emotional, mental, and physical health. Here’s what the science says, as well as some tips to add a few more chortles...
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14
Oct

How Breathwork Exercises Help You Manage Anxiety

All too often, it’s easy to feel as though anxiety will completely consume you. Caught up in a particular moment, the challenge to return to a calm place is sometimes overwhelming. Fortunately, breathwork techniques can help. The Power of Breathwork For many of us, breathing is automatic, and we rarely give it a second thought....
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24
Sep

How Is Outpatient Treatment Effective?

Sometimes, long-term inpatient rehabilitation services are necessary for addressing certain mental and emotional health issues, addiction, or PTSD. In other instances, an individual might not require such extensive care, or be unable to commit to a lengthened stay because of family or work responsibilities. That’s why it’s good to understand how outpatient treatment might help....
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23
Sep

Can You Have Two Process Addictions at Once? Yes, and Here’s Why

You’re probably familiar with the concept of gambling too much or excessive shopping. Known as process addictions, they’re two examples of maladaptive behavior. Others in this category of conditions include sex and love, gaming, exercise, food, pornography, and even work. Why is it so common for people to struggle with more than one process addiction?...
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16
Sep

Visiting a Rehab Facility

We believe the Cottonwood Tucson website is incredibly comprehensive—a deliberate intention to anticipate and answer any question about essential services, education, and resources. Still, it doesn’t quite match the experience of an in-person tour and a chance to interact with staff members. There are numerous benefits to visiting a rehab facility—we outline a few. Why...
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08
Sep

Why Suicide Awareness and Prevention Resources Benefit Everyone

In February 2022, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published data from a 2020 report on suicide. The information included an alarming statistic: suicide is currently the 12th leading cause of death in the U.S. Additionally, for the study period of 2000–2020, the suicide rate increased by 30 percent. Suicide prevention awareness campaigns are mobilizing...
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19
Aug

How Does Music Boost Your Mood?

No matter what type of music you usually enjoy, one thing is certain: to be healthier, you need to listen to more of it! Research indicates that music improves our mood in numerous ways, so if you have access to such an enjoyable boost, why not take advantage of it as often as possible? Why...
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