The past year has been chaotic on a global scale. With so many adjustments to daily living, it often feels like the control we once held over our lives is slipping through our fingers. Despite so many changing circumstances around us, it’s important to zone in on our focus of control – or the areas…

When you consider helping out in your community, ideas such as volunteering at a local food bank or nursing home, planting trees in the local park or picking up trash along the roadside probably come to mind. However, there are many ways you can impact your community – some ideas might take a little creativity,…

Your Quick Guide to Navigating the 2021 Job Market

Whether you’ve been in the professional world for the majority of your life or you’re just now dipping your toes into the pond, searching for a new job can feel intimidating. Putting yourself out there, even if it’s just emailing in a resume and cover letter, opens you up to the possibility of change. You’re…

6 Recipes that Will Make You Look Like a Professional Chef

Here’s an incredibly unrelated moment: sitting down to the dinner table with friends and family, knowing your loved ones are about to love the food you prepared. Even if you’re supremely confident in your food, there’s usually a few-second period of panic – until the first person takes a bite and loves the taste. Nailed…

Jerky, Granola and Too Much Water: Packing Hiking Meals like a Pro

Picture this: you’ve been trekking up a mountain for the past two hours, leisurely sipping from your water bottle, watching where you step, chatting with your fellow hikers and snapping pictures of the views. You haven’t twisted an ankle or soaked your boot in a puddle, so as far as you can tell, all is…

6 Activities You’ll Enjoy More Sober

When living sober, you experience a newfound freedom. No longer is your brain plagued with the need to find the next drink or hit, no longer do you focus all your attention on when and where you can get substances, and no longer are you left reeling from the effects of withdrawal. It’s a freedom…

Staying open and engaged through experiential learning

Everyone has a different learning style. Some people can retain information just by listening to a lecture; others need videos to get the concept to stick; still others require hands-on tools or something more tactile. Whether you learn best through flashcards or acronyms, there’s no “one size fits all” approach to learning and memory retention.…

why hiking can do amazing things for your mental health

Ah, the great outdoors. Beautiful views, fresh air and nourishment for the soul. Whether you’re scaling mountains or cutting a path through a neighborhood park, hiking offers excellent benefits to all those who partake. Hiking is incredibly inexpensive, if not free. The vast majority of trails are free, especially at local and state parks. And…

Hobbies to Try in 2021

2020 was a year of unprecedented changes. From social distancing to quarantining, COVID-19 certainly made the past 365 into a year no one is going to forget any time soon. In particular, so many individuals saw their in-office workspaces become work-from-home environments. In fact, 2020 was unprecedented in its ability to isolate friends, family members,…

man working out in gym

The addiction recovery process can often feel like a marathon without a finish line. There’s no definitive timetable for recovery: throughout the small victories and the temporary setbacks, it’s important to surround yourself with loved ones who can support you without imposing any sort of deadline or end date. In fact, although setting a hopeful…