Makana Path Blog

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Maximizing Monday

Mondays have always got a bad rap. In fact, it’s such a tough day of the week that it now has its own hashtag #MondayMotivation to help people start the week on a positive note. Although dreaded by many, Mondays are when your motivation and willpower are at their peak....

forgiveness

Learning to Forgive Yourself in Recovery

Forgiving yourself is an important step in the recovery process. If you are truly going to find freedom in your sober future, you need to overcome any guilt from the past. For one, addiction is a disease and it’s not your fault. Plus, you can’t change the past so...

spirituality

How Spirituality Impacts Your Mental Health

More and more studies are uncovering the positive contributions spirituality can make to your mental health. Just recently, researchers from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that kids and teens who are raised with spiritual practices, including meditation, had a lower risk of substance abuse and depression...

Recovery Month

Recovery Month: 5 Ways to Celebrate Your Recovery

It’s National Recovery Month, and it's the perfect time to celebrate the hard work of recovery. Whether you have days, weeks, months or years of sobriety, it’s important to acknowledge these milestones. It’s a great way to stay motivated and boost your confidence during recovery – and you deserve...

grateful heart

How to Incorporate Gratitude Into Your Recovery

Having a grateful heart will help you through the ups and downs and different phases of your recovery. Gratitude can help to keep you motivated to learn and grow, come to terms with any past mistakes, make amends and build relationships with loved ones and work hard to sustain...

emotions

Coping With Your Emotions in Early Recovery

It’s pretty common to feel like you’re on an emotional roller coaster during early recovery. Not only are you dealing with the physical and mental effects of withdrawal, but you’re also wrestling with emotions that you’ve likely repressed or attempted to numb during years of active addiction. So what can...

mandy baker

Self-Care: Not Selfish, Essential for Sobriety

Self-care isn’t selfish; it’s an act of love and an important part of your recovery and long-term sobriety. Practicing self-care means nurturing your whole self – mind, body and spirit. It’s about taking care of your emotions and practicing self-compassion on a daily basis. For many people in recovery, self-care needs...

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