How to Talk to a Loved One in Recovery

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By Michael Desjardins, APRN PMHNP-BC, Psychiatric Supervisor

Loving someone in recovery is difficult. While you feel relieved that they’re sober, the fear of relapse may always be in the back of your mind. You wonder if they’ll revert to old, destructive patterns. You worry about whom they spend their time with and whether they’ll slip up if they attend that concert or go to that party. You may feel uneasy bringing up these concerns for fear of alienating or triggering them.

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How Alternate Nostril Breathing Can Get You Out of a Jam

woman doing alternate nostril breathing

Like her or not, no one can argue that Hillary Clinton’s 2016 was about as stressful as they come. She survived a contentious presidential campaign in which she was called corrupt by many in her own party before enduring “Lock Her Up!” chants from Donald Trump’s supporters. Despite it all, on election night she seemed a shoo-in, but within hours she instead had become America’s most shocking loser. Continue reading