June 21, 2019

The Benefits of Therapy can Change Your Life

Are you on the fence about seeking help for behavior, mood, or other issues that are impacting your life? Maybe you’re not sure that looking into […]
June 9, 2019

Mother Earth: A Meditation

Sometimes we get so caught up in the nitty-gritty that it becomes easy to forget we live on a fascinating, life-giving planet that is surrounded by […]
June 3, 2019

How Increased Technology Use Decreases Mental Health in Teens

Over the course of the past few decades, we’ve seen tremendous technological advances. We spend hours scrolling through Instagram, sending text messages to friends, watching TV, […]
June 1, 2019

How Spending Time in the Wilderness Increases Mental Health in Adolescents

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 50 percent of all mental health disorders begin at the age of 14 and 20 percent of adolescents […]
May 15, 2019

What Mother Nature Teaches Us About Non-attachment

Perhaps you have heard of the Zen Buddhist principle of non-attachment. The Buddha famously said, “attachment is the root of all suffering.” We can look to […]
May 1, 2019

The Awe-Inspiring Science Of Nature

We do a lot of “awwwww”-ing in our world today. Today, emotional media is run on sentiment, nostalgia, and an ever-increasing amount of ‘cute’, which varies […]
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 […]
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 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 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 […]
February 12, 2019

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

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 […]