Why You Need Moderation in Your Life

Living in excess is detrimental to anyone’s health. Our daily habits affect our lives in ways that affect us later on. You don’t want your poor habits to ruin your skin, cause premature aging, and to cause your body to fail on you. You want to live as long a life as you can. To live the best life you can, you need to start cutting back on many common everyday habits. Moderation is key, and here are the top habits to cut back on: 1. Drink Less Drinking is hard on your heart, your … [Read more...]

Mental Health Crisis is REAL, Take Action!

This year, up to 8% of young Canadians will try to take their own lives. We can be doing so much more to provide for youth mental health needs and prevent tragedies such as suicide. Teenagers are hit particularly hard by suicide, with 500 Canadian teens taking their own lives each year – second only to car crashes among the most common causes of death for that age group. Tell Parliament: Save The Lives Of Young Canadians What is the biggest risk for youth today? Your first thought might … [Read more...]

Kyrgyzstan must uphold its vows to protect children from sexual abuse, UN expert urges

Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, Najat Maalla M’jid April 2013 – 'Alcohol abuse and domestic violence, early and forced marriages and bride kidnappings are among the factors making children in Kyrgyzstan more vulnerable to sexual exploitation and forced labour, warned a United Nations independent expert at the end of her recent visit to the country.' “The full extent of the sale and sexual exploitation of children in the Kyrgyz … [Read more...]

Addiction and Heart Disease – WOMEN in RECOVERY

Addiction ruins lives and destroys bodies. You can stop the progression of both; the addiction and heart disease. What is Heart Disease? Addiction and Heart Disease The term ‘heart disease’ encompasses a wide variety of abnormalities that affect the functioning of the heart. For example, the dysfunction may be in the heart muscle, valves, electric system of the heart or the arteries that supply blood to the heart. Heart muscle problems can develop when a heart has been … [Read more...]

Recovery is a Journey…Enjoy the Trip

Recovery is a Journey...Enjoy the Trip. So how does your recover-strategy-goal-setting prepare you to enter into the journey of recovery? Say, you’ve had a heart attack, actually your heart has been attacked; not your physical, anatomical heart, but your breakable, emotional heart. The personal heart that grows weary, the hardened heart, the heartless one, the cold heart, the heart that aches, that stands still, that leaps with joy and the one who has lost heart; yes, your very human … [Read more...]

Addiction does have a Choice, WOMEN in RECOVERY

Addiction does have a Choice We've been saying it for years - addiction is a disorder of the brain and not a matter of personal choice. Modern medicine is fully embracing this reality and we hope it will lead to more humane treatment of the sufferers of alcoholism and drug addiction. Addiction is the continued use of a mood altering substance or behavior despite adverse dependency consequences, or a neurological impairment leading to such behaviors. Addictions can include, but are … [Read more...]

Alina Mikos – Is Your Career/Job Turning You Into Someone Else?

Career Personality Takeover: Is Your Job Turning You Into Someone Else?    Performance pressure on the job considerably affects our behavior in the workplace and among co-workers. While a certain amount of dedication and professionalism is expected, it is possible to lose yourself to your job’s demands – morphing your behavior, your tone of voice, even your personality – into someone whom you may not recognize at times.   While a job is necessary to pay the bills, it should not compromise the … [Read more...]

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