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A More Energized Coachella Valley

by Sabrina Mathis

Posted on March 29, 2016 at 18:46 PM

Guest Blog by Christopher Knippers, Ph.D.    The highly intelligent, yet humorous, humble, and deeply spiritual psychologist and medical researcher Dr. Joan Borysenko spoke to an inspired audience at Michael’s House Outpatient Services in the Courtyard on a magical, balmy Palm Springs evening recently about how to renew their vitality after becoming exhausted from giving […]

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Just Get Through The Day: With some tips from Tim Ferris

by Kaitlin Pickrel

Posted on March 08, 2016 at 17:08 PM

One of my friends introduced me to the Four Hour Work Week Podcast by Tim Ferris, and I quickly became obsessed with it. Tim deconstructs world class performers through interviewing and gets down to the nitty gritty of what makes them successful. His podcasts offer helpful tidbits that anyone can grasp and apply to their […]

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So You Accepted the Challenge…Now Make it Yours!

by Kaitlin Pickrel

Posted on March 02, 2016 at 17:09 PM

What can the LC mean for YOU The beautiful thing about the Life Challenge program is you can make it yours. We are not here to tell you what you need, instead tell us what you want. Every one of our journeys are uniquely different. That is why we are not going to say that […]

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Feeling Down? Some simple ways to handle the rough days.

by Sarah Wilson

Posted on March 02, 2016 at 16:50 PM

We all have those days when nothing seems to be going your way , bad news, miscommunication, canceled plans all are the making of a not such a good day . I know that I can get totally frustrated and grumpy when things go out of sync, try as I might to be organized and […]

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New Chapters

by Hudson Jones

Posted on February 12, 2016 at 21:05 PM

Embarking on the journey of recovery can be the start to one of the biggest and most rewarding chapters in one’s lifetime. While a fresh start can seem ideal at first, it can easily become overwhelming and exhausting. I recently began a new chapter in my life by moving away from my home state six […]

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Dear New Recipe: Challenge Accepted

by Kaitlin Pickrel

Posted on February 05, 2016 at 19:53 PM

As you are taking on life’s challenges, keep in mind your challenges don’t have to necessarily be a major physical feat. We’re all working hard to achieve a healthy mind, body, and spirit. As you continue on this journey, and as the weather is getting colder and colder, why not challenge yourself to cooking a […]

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Dear fellow humans: We are not Robots!

by Carol Ricossa

Posted on February 01, 2016 at 16:19 PM

When is the last time you walked into a crowded elevator, pressed the 7th floor button, and turned to stare down your fellow humans? During my undergraduate years, our psychology professor challenged the entire class to do just that. We were given the assignment to search out a crowded elevator, step in, and turn to […]

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9 Tips to Adventurous Living in Recovery

by Vanessa Wentwoord

Posted on January 28, 2016 at 23:52 PM

In recovery, it is possible to become bored, complacent, and even stagnant in our growth. As most of us have come to realize in recovery, the absence of growth could be detrimental for our long-term recovery process. Adventure is a great way to live a healthier lifestyle, learn how to overcome fears, challenge yourself in […]

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The Life Challenge - The Four Agreements

Reading the Four Agreements

by Carol Ricossa

Posted on January 25, 2016 at 15:17 PM

I am currently reading Miguel Ruiz’s The Four Agreements for perhaps the 10th time. I re-read it every year, and have owned it about 10 years. Simplistic yet profound, Ruiz offers wisdom and teachings on how to live a life of abundance, peace, and serenity.   At first glance, the 4 agreements look easily achievable. […]

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Personal Goals: Make Em’ Count and Make Em’ Fun!

by Kaitlin Pickrel

Posted on January 24, 2016 at 23:51 PM

It’s 2016 and everyone feels the pressure to list out some lofty goals, and make major life changes. While sometimes it can be a healthy thing, a lot of times you feel as if you are reaching for a goal that was never attainable in the first place. Reaching for the stars is an awesome […]

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