Enjoying a Beauty Boost during Addiction Recovery

If you are in recovery from alcohol and substance abuse, then one area that could fast become a priority, is rebuilding healthy, glowing skin. Alcohol and drugs can dehydrate skin and interfere with the natural process of collagen formation. They can cause skin to become dull, lose its firmness, and develop wrinkles and lines. Your scalp and hair can be affected to; if you haven’t been following a healthy diet, you may find your hair is dry and brittle, or that it is thinning. There are many ways to turn back the hands of time and give yourself a pampering treat. What sounds more up your street? A relaxing facial at your favorite spa or a new cute and style at the salon?  Starting with the Right Skincare Visit a dermatologist if you have a skin condition such as rosacea, or even excessive dryness. They may recommend specific treatments and they will point… Continue reading

My 13 Steps To Recovery – By Esther Nagle

 Slowly my need for alcohol diminished. I was no longer afraid of facing my emotions. When my life hit that famous rock bottom in 2013, I didn’t go to a meeting or to treatment. I didn’t even accept that alcohol was playing a part in the disintegration of my ability to get through life’s troubles. That it was actually causing or contributing to so many of my problems.  I still thought it was the friend that was helping me. No, I ‘didn’t need’ treatment, but what I did accept I needed was a new direction. I had tried lots of things to help me relax, including the Yoga classes I had been attending for years.  I often returned home to a bottle of wine, cigarettes and joints! I was clearly missing the point of Yoga somewhere along the way. Despite this, I had wanted to train to teach yoga for… Continue reading

What’s In Your Blind Spot? – By Tsgoyna Tanzman

It was 5:15am. I awoke to the sound of my husband yelling up the stairs. “My car’s blocked and I need to leave now.”  I raced for the keys, jumped in my daughter’s car and without adjusting the seat or mirrors, began the 8 or 9 maneuvers to get out of the tight, narrow tricky garage. My goal was get out of his way as fast as I could. Backup turn, go forward, turn again, back up, turn. It’s an inch-by-inch process and the walls are scarred, dinged and scraped by anyone not willing to respect the angles or focus needed to leave unscathed. Finally, I executed the last turn toward the exit. Scrape. I hit the wall on the right rear side above the tire. My blind spot. I was so convinced I was clear; yet there it was. Despite my best efforts I hit the wall. Blind spots are the things… Continue reading

What Do You Want? – By Tsgoyna Tanzman

  When I ask this BIG QUESTION about relationships most people tell me what they don’t want. “I don’t want someone who lies or cheats. I don’t want someone who doesn’t communicate. I don’t want someone who’s lazy.” When I ask what someone wants in a job, they might reply: “I don’t want to be chained to a desk. I don’t want a micro-managing supervisor. I don’t want to work a 9-5 job in a cubicle.” When I ask what someone wants health wise, they might say: “I don’t want to be fat. I don’t want to be tired all the time.  I don’t want to look and feel old.” DON’T  DON’T DON’T Are you catching the theme? When asked what one WANTS most reply with what they DON’T WANT. Knowing what you want is Essential to getting what you want. Alex Milaychev, of Alex Milaychev Coaching, offers a unique twist on this.… Continue reading

How One 3-letter Word Changes Everything – By Tsgoyna Tanzman

“I don’t know how.” How often have I said this? Believed this? And made it the reason for not moving forward. I don’t know how to do a website or market my material. I don’t know how to set up a financial portfolio. I don’t know how to make a trip to Africa happen. I have done many things in my life that I haven’t known how. And yet, I found a way and accomplished them. I didn’t’ know how I was going to teach aerobics and live in Italy in the early 80’s. I didn’t know how I was going to conceive a child when I hadn’t been able for 10 years. I didn’t know how I would deal with my husband’s addiction and recovery I didn’t know how I’d heal myself from my own bulimia. I am reminded that not knowing is a default pattern—a holding space that seemingly… Continue reading