April 7, 2019

What Winter Can Teach Us About Solitude and Loneliness

In her book The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins writes, “It was cold and barren. It was no longer the view that I remembered. The sunshine […]
April 5, 2019

How Nature Can Heal Your Relationship to “Progress”

What is progress? Well, the dictionary tells us that progress is a forward motion towards a destination. We are often taught that progress means consistently completing […]
April 3, 2019

Getting Back to Essential Aesthetic Beauty via Nature

Aesthetic can be defined simply as something pleasurable to look at. An aesthetically-pleasing piece of art or scene from nature ignites our sense of sight and […]
April 1, 2019

Take to the Woods and Slow Down

Modern life’s myriad technologies, transportations, and every form of media stimulation bombards our nervous systems. In fact, our psyche’s are so over-stimulated by television, artificial lights, […]
March 29, 2019

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

“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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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 24, 2019

Burnout is a Real and Dangerous Thing

In our online society where the world is accessible 24/7, it’s easy to kid ourselves into thinking that our energy is also inexhaustible. But we are […]