Willow Place November 23, 2020 No Comments

How to Enjoy Thanksgiving as a Person in Eating Disorder Recovery

Most people await Thanksgiving day each year with hopeful anticipation for the day of food, family, and celebrating blessings. But, for people living with eating disorders, Thanksgiving may be a day to dread. As a person living with eating disorders, the holiday season can be something that brings about anxiety and fear. But, it doesn’t […]

Dixie November 19, 2020 No Comments

Being Of Service: The Ultimate Step in the 12-Step Fellowship Program

Being of service – the ultimate step in the 12-step program carries the program’s message to others. In addition, to practice these principles in your life: Live what you’ve learned from the program and impart the spiritual awakening to others, too.  For example, one of the famous sayings used by 12-step groups is that you […]

Willow Place November 16, 2020 No Comments

Defeating Negative Thought Patterns When You Feel Stuck

Our thoughts influence how we feel. So, when we get caught up using negative thought patterns, it can be easy to feel like we’re stuck in a rut. Especially for people in recovery from mental health issues, it’s vital to be able to maintain healthy, positive thinking patterns. This way, emotions are better managed. And, […]

Willow Place November 10, 2020 No Comments

3 Factors That Increase the Risk for Substance Abuse Disorder

Not everyone who drinks or uses an addictive substance will end up addicted. There’s a reason why people can have a casual drink every now and then without going overboard. It’s because some people are at a higher risk for developing substance abuse disorder than others. Educating yourself on the factors that put people at […]

Willow Place November 5, 2020 No Comments

Working on Yourself: How to Be a Better Listener

Certainly, talking with others is something that’s part of human nature. When we bottle up our feelings and don’t express them, they lead to damaging mental health effects. And, when we do express our feelings, we can better manage our lives by not letting our emotions control us. But, while it’s important to talk with […]

Dixie November 1, 2020 No Comments

6 Surprising Ways To Be A Grateful Addict During Recovery

A grateful addict will never use… Have you ever heard of the phrase? Why would an addict be grateful? What does this really mean?  Being a Grateful Addict in Recovery The road to recovery from addiction is tough, being grateful for one’s current situation is tougher. There’s not much one can think of to be […]

Willow Place October 20, 2020 No Comments

How do I Talk to My Parents About My Addiction?

One of the most challenging moments of addiction is actually coming to terms with the fact that you are struggling. When you can admit you’re struggling with addiction, you’ve already taken the first step to getting help and beginning your recovery journey. However, while identifying and admitting your addiction to yourself is hard, there’s something […]

Willow Place October 19, 2020 No Comments

Is My Loved One Suicidal? Suicide Warning Signs

Are you worried that a loved one may be having suicidal thoughts? Or, that they may display suicidal behaviors without any intervention? If so, it’s important to be able to recognize suicide warning signs. This way, you can offer your loved one the help and support they need. Suicide and the Statistics In the past […]

Willow Place October 15, 2020 No Comments

When You Ask Yourself, “Do I Have an Eating Disorder?”

Have you ever asked yourself, “do I have an eating disorder?”. If so, you’re not alone. Many times, people won’t know they’re living with an eating disorder. Sadly, this results in many women not getting the help they need to get better. So, if you’re questioning whether or not you or a loved one may […]

Willow Place October 7, 2020 No Comments

The Dangers of Stress: How Stress Can Impact Your Health

Stress and health have a connection as stress can negatively affect a person physically, mentally, and emotionally. So, if you aren’t feeling well or like yourself lately and have been stressed out, it could be the reason. However, not managing your stress levels can come with long term effects, if it hasn’t already done so. […]