Health & Wellness

5 Changes to Your Routine for Wellness

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Addiction recovery is more than just changing a few behaviours to overcome bad habits. Once a person has fallen into addiction, it takes a full, holistic approach to help them recover their health in all aspects of life: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Rather than focusing on just ceasing the unhealthy behaviour, it is more […]

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How To Meditate

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What does it mean to meditate? There are many ways to meditate, many definitions of meditation and many purposes for meditation.   When I first started to learn meditation, one of my meditation teachers said that it was important to ask oneself why one is meditating. What is meditation for?    Most people are inclined to say […]

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Relapse Prevention Skills

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Relapse Prevention Skills Relapse prevention involves lowering your personal risk of using again regardless of the provocation to do so. As with many other diseases, there are ways to prevent a relapse of your symptoms. But this all takes commitment and the willingness to seek change. We believe in you! When you leave Aurora Recovery […]

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Does Stress Cause Heart Attacks?

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Having an overactive amygdala as the result of stress can lead to heart attack, according to Huffington Post. Harvard University teame up with a local hospital to study heart attack, stress, and the brain. Researchers found the more active the amygdala is, the more likely they are to experience a “cardiac event” or develop heart problems. […]

Addictions & Mental Health

Is Trauma A Matter of Genetics?

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Cortisol is an important component in trauma. When cortisol is too high or when cortisol is too low, the way we experience trauma changes. For some time now, science has contemplated whether productions of cortisol, affected by trauma, could be permanently genetic. After all, cortisol production as part of the fight or flight system is […]

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4 Myths About Mindfulness

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Are you living with false beliefs about mindfulness which prevent you from developing a practice? You Need Mindfulness When There’s Something Wrong It’s true that mindfulness is especially helpful for people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction or who struggle with a mental health disorder like depression or anxiety. However, you don’t have to […]