A Clear Alumni Shares His Heartfelt Story of Recovery

A Clear Alumni Shares His Heartfelt Story of Recovery I was born and raised in Bakersfield, California to my two loving parents. I am an older brother to my sister who is two years younger than me. We lived in a middle-class home all of my life with a cat and a dog. As a young kid, I was never …

Staying Emotionally Fit | A Simple Guide to Well-Being

Emotionally Fit

Staying Emotionally Fit | A Simple Guide to Well-Being Being emotionally fit is a very important aspect of everyday life. Having an emotionally fit lifestyle can be seen as having the ability to process and accept negative feelings without too much effect on your overall well-being. Feelings aren’t facts Understanding that you only have control over your attitude and actions. …

Why FAD Diets Don't Work | Healthy Lifestyles Promote Long-Term Recovery

Why FAD Diets Don’t Work | Healthy Lifestyles Promote Long-Term Recovery In recovery most people have tried getting on a healthy diet. Motives can be different though – some people are trying to get healthier in general, and some are trying to lose weight exclusively. While there are a number of reasons why people try out diets, one thing is …

Green Exercise | Maximizing The Beautiful South Bay

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  Going to the gym is one way to get fit and be healthier but after a while it can lose its luster. Exercising outside in the great outdoors is sometimes called green exercise. According to a 2013 study by Extreme Physiology and Medicine green exercise may have many health benefits over exercising indoors. Some of these benefits are improved …

8 Ways To Connect With Your Most Important Relationship and Practice Self-Care!

With all the talk of love and connection, it seems appropriate that February is American Heart Month. Self-care is an important part of not just recovery, but any healthy lifestyle. We don’t often appreciate just how much our hearts do for us. The average heart will beat about 4800 times an hour. That is 115,200 times per day. Over the …

A Different Kind of Relationship | Finding a Purpose-Filled Life

A Different Kind of Relationship | Finding a Purpose-Filled Life   Victor Frankl, psychiatrist and famous author, wrote, “He who has a why can bear any how.” The “how” is the way we go about living our lives and achieving our goals. The “why” in our lives can give us purpose; it can give us power and drive beyond our …

Family Connection | 5 Ways To Improve Your Family's Mental And Physical Health

Often, we want to make our lives more complicated than they have to be, especially when it comes to our relationships. But the truth is, maintaining healthy and loving relationships is extremely simple. We want to know that we are loved and appreciated by the people we love and appreciate. When it comes to connecting to our families, a lot …

A Different Kind of Anti-Anxiety “Medication”

A Different Kind of Anti-Anxiety “Medication” Do you want to be stressed? How about anxious? Irritated? I doubt it; nobody enjoys feeling these negative emotions. Many of us don’t know how to handle them, though – and often end up turning to a quick fix to solve the problem. What if there was a more sustainable way to deal with …