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Highway to the Resilient Zone

Andrew Warren, ASW, Psychotherapist at Recovery NOW would like to help to meet you in the resilient zone We’ve all been stressed and anxious (high zone), other times we are detached and numb (low zone). The Community Resiliency Model™ refers to the middle area between those highs and lows as the “Resilient Zone.” The “Resilient […]


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Many Thanks

Andrew Warren, ASW, Psychotherapist at Recovery NOW practices gratitude…most of the time…okay, sometimes. We’ve probably all heard a coworker, friend, or family member attribute their new found peace to the practice of gratitude. Maybe at times we are even able to do it ourselves. The article below shares the benefits associated with the principle of […]


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Headwinds and Tailwinds

Andrew Warren, ASW, Psychotherapist at Recovery NOW has to mindfully practice gratitude. “Mom and Dad were so much tougher on me.” We’ve heard this before or maybe we even said it. Is it true? Maybe, but probably not. The link below is a Freakonomics Radio podcast featuring psychologists Thomas Gilovich and Shai Davidai. They discuss […]


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Pump the Brakes

Andrew Warren, ASW, Psychotherapist at Recovery NOW understands that we all need to slow down. Our sympathetic nervous system activates our “fight or flight” response in stressful situations; it can be activated by day-to-day stress. Think of it as putting your foot on the gas. Now, think of our parasympathetic nervous system as the brake. […]


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Just go!

Andrew Warren, ASW, Psychotherapist at Recovery NOW understands that you need to get away sometimes. We have given ourselves plenty of reasons to not make travel plans. The article linked below gives us 5 reasons to squash the naysayer in our head and make that trip a reality. https://www.forbes.com/sites/nomanazish/2018/01/22/five-reasons-why-travel-is-good-for-your-mental-health/2/#3bf23b0e74df Source: Pexels  


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My deepest gratitude

Andrew Warren ASW, Psychotherapist at Recovery NOW wishes you peaceful Mindfulness Monday. Many of us need the mental marker of a holiday to give ourselves permission to slow everything down. Memorial Day is a holiday that can elicit perspective and gratitude especially when we think of the meaning of the holiday. Take a moment to […]


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Mindfulness Monday

Andrew Warren, ASW, Psychotherapist at Recovery NOW wishes you a Mindful Monday It’s not easy but take a breath and try to be present in the moment that is right in front of you.  


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Wellness Wednesday

Andrew Warren ASW, Psychotherapist at Recovery NOW encourages mental wellness with the following tips. It can be a daunting task to prepare a meal after a demanding work day. The article linked below shares why it can be worth the effort to break out the cutting board and pretend you’re Thomas Keller. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/minding-the-body/201505/kitchen-therapy-cooking-mental-well-being


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Mindfulness Monday

Andrew Warren, ASW, Psychotherapist at Recovery NOW wishes you a Mindful Monday


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Self-Care Saturday

Andrew Warren, ASW, Psychotherapist at Recovery NOW understands that hiking can be beneficial to mental health. Many of us spend a significant part of our day in urban and suburban environments: traffic, noise, and lights. All these stimuli can become overwhelming and stressful. The article below discusses a study about noted brain changes associated with […]


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