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  • What Comfort Zone?

    Words by: Gracie Mayer Nothing about our friendship has ever been conventional. I met Morgan at Insight Behavioral Health Eating Disorder Partial Hospitalization Program. To be honest we didn’t talk a whole lot. I was gregarious and cracked jokes to distract myself from the fact that my life stopped yet again to go to treatment. […]
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  • How Mindfulness Meditation Improves Empathy

    Words by: Meera Watts Empathy is, by definition, the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Empathy sits within people differently. Some people naturally feel empathy towards everyone nearly all of the time. These types of people will often live to help others because they are wired to respond with love and compassion. […]
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  • The Elastic Band Theory – Where the Growth Happens

    Words by: Zoe Spiers. Follow more of her journey on her Instagram, @boporecoverywarrior.    Open your stationery drawer, and chances are that everyone has elastic bands lingering in there ready for use. There are so many different types of elastic bands, ranging from pink to black to multicolored – buying them in a box, a tin or […]
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  • The Mother of a Schizophrenic Addict

    Words by: Celeste Bowman Holding the phone close to her ear, as closely as she can, not really sure what she was trying to hear……his voice?…….his love?…….his sanity? She wasn’t sure anymore. All she knew was he was far away. He always has been. Locked in the prison of his own addiction and the confusion of […]
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  • The Foundation of Recovery is Connection

    Words by: Madeline McCallum. Follow more of her journey on her blog, Madeline’s Musings. The fear of being alone is deeply ingrained in the human psyche. I think this is why illnesses, mental and physical, from mild to severe, can be so detrimental — they separate, they divide, they force us to isolate, sometimes they […]
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  • Recovery Diary 09/24/18

    Sounds of a rushing stream trickle out of my phone, trying to trick my brain into thinking I’m not actually in my bedroom on the third floor of an apartment complex in downtown Chicago. My roommate isn’t vacuuming and my downstairs neighbors aren’t blasting shitty pop music. It’s the illusion of calm- the roaring fan […]
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