A Path to Healing: How Mother Nature Helps with Addiction Recovery

Article submission from Constance Ray at http://www.recoverywell.org Photography by Michelle Black ______________________________________________ Those in recovery work hard to create a healthy lifestyle. They want to heal their body and mind. Finding a way to relax and reduce stress by developing healthy habits and coping mechanisms helps those in recovery stay on the path to long-term sobriety. Certain exercises … More A Path to Healing: How Mother Nature Helps with Addiction Recovery

How to Transform Anger & Frustration into Compassion

  Sometimes there are people in our lives, or situations that occur, in which behaviors or outcomes present a conflict. Whether the presenting conflict is internal or external, direct or indirect — the conflict is experienced, and has an influence over what happens next. The feelings, actions, and behaviors generated from the conflict are 100% dependent on the choice … More How to Transform Anger & Frustration into Compassion

How Travel Brightens Your Health, Smile and Spirits

Do we master our routine schedules or do our routine schedules master us? It’s a difficult question to answer, particularly when you’re caught in what seems to be a permanent work cycle. Whether you’re a workaholic or not, sometimes the prospect of actually escaping from your daily work life for a bit can seem out of reach. Your … More How Travel Brightens Your Health, Smile and Spirits

DIY Apple Ritual Tea for Emotional Healing through Creative Expression

Apple symbolism can be found throughout the world, and has been most commonly associated with the tree of life. In Earth based religions apples have been used to stir one’s inner wisdom and to offer support during intense personal shifts. Paul Beyerl wrote that apples are helpful “when it is felt that the circle of … More DIY Apple Ritual Tea for Emotional Healing through Creative Expression

Shadow Aspects: Working Through Darkness with Self Compassion

The eclipse was a magnificent sight to behold; the cosmic dance connected millions who gathered to watch. Nearly 900,000 photos of the phenomenon were uploaded to Instagram alone. This phenomenon hadn’t occurred visibly in the United States since 1979, and it will be another 7 years before we are able to witness another total eclipse. … More Shadow Aspects: Working Through Darkness with Self Compassion

Cloud the Cricket

While I was getting ready a few weeks ago, I noticed a small grasshopper in the bathroom. My boyfriend pointed her out to me a little later in the hallway (yes, we both either let insects just do their thing, or put them back outside). We did some research and realized she was actually a … More Cloud the Cricket