Shannon Raquel

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Changing the way we think about addiction

<i>Addiction, whether to substances or behaviours, can wreak havoc on people's lives. But the addicted mind is complex, and we know from history that</i> …

Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings

Happiness feels intolerably elusive for many of us. Like fog, you can see it from afar, dense and full of shape. But upon approach, its particles loosen and suddenly it becomes out of reach, even though it’s all around you.<p>We put so much emphasis on the pursuit of happiness, but if you stop and …

10 YouTube fitness superstars who make getting in shape simple

With instructional videos for everything from yoga and pilates to weight-lifting and cardio training, YouTube fitness trainers are racking up millions of views.<p>Here are 10 YouTube channels that will help you turn your computer screen into a gym.

"Aware Awake Alive" by Elliot Dacher, M.D.: Book Review

<b>When we mistakenly think that pleasure innately resides in an experience, object, or person, we desire more of it. We grasp at it, crave it, and develop attachment and in certain instances an addiction to it. From this comes all of the afflictive and disturbing emotions that result in mental</b> …

Why AA is OK

<i>Fervent and dogmatic opinions among addiction treatment professionals about 12-step programs are not difficult to find. It's unfortunate that</i> …

Drug Addiction

To Thine Own Self: The Psychology of Authenticity

One of the core principles of Alcoholics Anonymous, the 12-step addiction-recovery program, is authenticity. At least two of the steps emphasize the importance of honest moral inventory, and the AA "chip" -- the medallion handed out to commemorate periods of continued sobriety -- reads, "To thine …

Psychology