Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Out of Body Vacations

There is a simple and effective way to help put you at ease and continue to live life to its fullest, even when you are stuck at your desk and feeling a bit stressed. Its called an "out-of-body vacation."

It takes a little bit of mental creativity, but once you get the hang of it, it becomes much easier. First off, you should have a collection of pictures either at your desk, on your computer, or even saved in your smartphone. These pictures should be of places or scenery that give you a powerful emotional response. I chose the above picture of Venice Italy because I adore the Mediterranean and even the thought of an Italian vacation gets me inspired and relaxed at the same time. Until I can afford a Italian vacation rental, this picture is my mental vacation.

Once you have your picture all you have to do is let your mind wonder within it. Just seeing the picture reminds me of the many travel shows I have seen about the area. I begin to think of the lush vines and foliage spilling over the railing of a small cafe painted in bright Tuscan Yellows. The cafe is just on the side of a rocky outcropping where gulls are sitting, bathing in the mild sunlight. I imagine myself sipping a small coffee drink and wondering what I am going to do with the rest of my day. Maybe lunch in one of the many small parks wedged in between the centuries-old residences that hug the twisting cobblestone streets. Perhaps after that, I will turn in early and simply bundle myself into my cool sheets with the old wooden window open to let the waves crashing against the shoreline be my lullaby.

And then, I am back to work. A short vacation, and it was all only in my mind, but it did the trick. I am now refreshed and relaxed enough to continue on with my daily duties. It is a mental trick, but it works. The only thing that you have to remember is: anything is possible. Don't let your mind build roadblocks to impede your dream. Don't worry about how you will afford that coffee by the sea, you didn't have to pay for it. Don't worry about how you will get to the Italian coast, you are already there. Simply remember that you in that small amount of time, you can do anything that you want; so do whatever you want most.

Where will you go?

Monday, October 29, 2012

Help is Always Here

It is a simple phrase: "help is always here." but believe it or not, for someone suffering through the throes of addiction, it can make all the difference in the world. For many addicts, the message has either been lost, or as lost its familiarity. Often times, addicts will speak of the unbearable feeling of hopelessness that follows them at all times and drags them deeper into the addiction that already rules their lives.

"Help is always here," can be a very strong reminder that "hope" is always with them. Whether that hope comes to life in the form of drug counseling programs or outpatient drug treatment is up to them, but there is still hope.

By recognizing that hope, many individuals can muster the strength to make the choice to receive help.

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Help is Always Here.


Living Life To its Fullest

It may be tough on Mondays to remember the joy, hope, and beauty in the world.
Here's your reminder.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Addiction Treatment: Teaching Addicts to Live Life to its Fullest

Hopelessness and desperation are the feelings most often associated with addiction. Individuals struggling with addiction know this all too well. The 'cycle' of addiction is another word used by addicts and health professionals alike, and it holds a connection to the feelings of hopelessness and desperation. The repeating cycle of quitting and starting leads to a feeling that all hope is gone and there is no return.

But there is hope, and addicts can learn that hope and change can come to their lives and that they can make a full return to a healthy and happy life. The hope lies in recovery programs and treatment, such as 12 step recovery programs.

Where an individual seeks treatment for his/her addictions can also dictate the level of hope that they have, and can greatly effect their recovery process. This is why so many rehabilitation facilities and residential treatment centers are located in beautiful locations with luxurious surroundings and amenities and activities that re-invigorate mind body and soul.

Above It All Treatment Center just Northeast of Los Angeles, California knows how a patients surroundings can affect their path to sobriety. This is why their drug rehab and treatment facility is located high in the mountains, surrounded by lush forest, and near the edges of Lake Arrowhead. The serene setting promotes cleansing, peacefulness, and growth. The location of the facility inspires patients to get above it all -- just as the name suggests -- and clear their worries and preoccupations and learn how to truly live life to its fullest in sobriety.

For more information on Above It All, contact them for program options, availability and more...