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A Connected Christmas: The Secret to Avoiding Auto-Pilot and Making the Holiday Meaningful


Christmas is almost here. It’s a day of celebration, gratitude, and connection….at least in theory. I desire these ideals yet too often find myself indulgent and disconnected. Vacations and holidays are historically hard for me. So often, self-care slumps, discipline … Continue reading

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A Proactive Approach to Porn-Proofing Your Presents this Christmas (8 Resources)


What do you want for Christmas? A smartphone? A video game system? An iPad? For many, Christmas is a day to give and receive new devices. Moments enjoyed unwrapping these gifts are exciting and fun-filled. Yet, when the family scatters … Continue reading

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A Connected Christmas: The Secret to Avoiding Auto-Pilot and Making Today Meaningful


Christmas is here. The day of celebration, gratitude, and connection….at least in theory. I desire these high values yet often find myself indulgent and disconnected. Vacations and holidays are traditionally a struggle for me. So often, self-care slumps, discipline diminishes, … Continue reading

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“Holiday Recipes for Relapse & Recovery” by Forest Benedict, MA, SATP-C, LifeSTAR of the Central Valley


The holidays can be a challenging time for all of us, especially those in recovery. An increase in sugary, fatty foods, plus a decrease in structure, combined with a mixture of family chaos, can quickly become a recipe for relapse. … Continue reading

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