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March 29, 2019
Having Fun In Recovery: The Challenge

Having Fun In Recovery: The Challenge

Drugs and alcohol change the way our brain perceives and creates signals of pleasure, which dictates our enjoyment of life. Quite literally, in the first months […]
March 26, 2019
The Final Rule For Women In Recovery: Have Fun

The Final Rule For Women In Recovery: Have Fun

“If newcomers could see no joy or fun in our existence, they wouldn’t want it. We absolutely insist on enjoying life.” –Alcoholics Anonymous Right before these […]
March 23, 2019
Rules For Women In Recovery: Part Two

Rules For Women In Recovery: Part Two

Being a woman in recovery among other women in recovery is an experience unlike any other. We have to be there for each other in every […]
March 20, 2019
Rules For Women In Recovery: Part One

Rules For Women In Recovery: Part One

Being a woman in recovery is a special experience. For the rest of your life, you have a global network of friends, who are always more […]
March 18, 2019
Alcoholism And Women: Signs

Alcoholism And Women: Signs

Binge drinking culture has become normalized in our society. For women, drinking has become normalized through wine, rose, champagne, and other hyper-feminine alcoholic practices. The delusion […]
March 15, 2019
So You Don’t Think You're An Alcoholic?

So You Don’t Think You’re An Alcoholic?

You don’t drink all that much. Maybe, if you’re in a moment of real honesty with yourself, you probably drink more than your friends. Regular blackouts […]
March 13, 2019
Tips For Speaking Up About Your Medical And Mental Health Concerns

Tips For Speaking Up About Your Medical And Mental Health Concerns

Our last couple of blogs have focused on the resistance women meet when trying to get medical attention and the desperate need women have for the […]
March 11, 2019
Eliminating Hysteria: Taking Back Control Of Women’s Medical Needs

Eliminating Hysteria: Taking Back Control Of Women’s Medical Needs

In our recent blog post, we discussed the legacy of hysteria and the negative connotation surrounding all medical issues and women. Research we cited has found […]
March 9, 2019
Dismissed And Misdiagnosed: Women’s Health Concerns Are Disregarded By Doctors

Dismissed And Misdiagnosed: Women’s Health Concerns Are Disregarded By Doctors

Until the year 1952, “hysteria” was a legitimate medical diagnosis used for women. In 1952, the American Psychiatric Association officially dropped the term. What was considered […]
March 7, 2019
Make Everything You Do Today, Epic

Make Everything You Do Today, Epic

Epic has become a buzzword as much as it has become a lifestyle choice. Somehow, through the age of showing off in social media, everything we […]
March 5, 2019
Maximizing Life: The Quest Of Recovery For Women

Maximizing Life: The Quest Of Recovery For Women

Wilderness therapy takes us on the adventure of a lifetime. Throughout our weeks in the nature of Utah, we engage in activities we might never have […]
March 3, 2019
Women Are Like Wildflowers

Women Are Like Wildflowers

Throughout the desert landscapes of regions in the Southwest, a yearly beloved phenomenon has started to blossom: the blooming of wildflowers. In areas like the deserts […]
March 1, 2019
Now, Bring Me That Horizon: How The Utah Wilderness Expands Our World

Now, Bring Me That Horizon: How The Utah Wilderness Expands Our World

“The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon,” wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson in Nature, “We are never tired, so long as we can see […]
February 12, 2019
The Freedom Of Wilderness Therapy

The Freedom Of Wilderness Therapy

“Just living is not enough,” Hans Christian Andersen once said. “One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” In Utah, the sunshine isn’t always guaranteed […]
February 10, 2019
Treatment Can Break Tradition

Treatment Can Break Tradition

Women run through the cycles of traditional treatment and therapy for years until they “find what works” for them. Making a decision on a treatment program […]
February 8, 2019
Our Problem With Vulnerability

Our Problem With Vulnerability

Vulnerability is not something we’re programmed to do with great ease and comfort. If we were meant to effortlessly lean into vulnerability, and come out the […]
February 6, 2019
The Importance Of Getting Comfortable With Other Women

The Importance Of Getting Comfortable With Other Women

As human beings, we have a fundamental need to be seen, acknowledged, and understood. It is part of our survivalist nature. Being understood and being regarded […]
February 4, 2019
Take On The Wilderness, Take On Your Life

Take On The Wilderness, Take On Your Life

We’ve seen the trope too many times in Hollywood about the less than nature-enthusiast woman who lives a cushioned, materialistic life who gets thrown into a […]
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