August 29, 2017


I recently turned five years sober and feel like I have hit a wall in my recovery – or perhaps a newfound freedom. While, the 12 Steps formed the basis of my initial recovery, I have always had reservations about the language used in AA’s literature...

August 22, 2017


At two years sober, I decided to get help with my physical recovery – something, I feel, is often neglected in traditional recovery programs. While I had dealt with my alcoholism, I had transferred addictive behaviors toward food. I felt horrendous....

August 15, 2017


Over the past five years, it has become apparent that what we eat directly affects brain function and how we feel. You don’t have to look far to see that any mental health strategies include eating well. It is particularly pertinent in a world where...

August 7, 2017


As a new voice to Pro Corner, it seems only fitting to tell my story of transformation. Five years ago, my reality was a life rife with addiction, a life-long eating disorder, and cripplingly low self-esteem.

Today, my life is the polar opposite. I h...

July 25, 2017


When I landed in recovery five years ago, I was not only an addict desperate for help, but I was 150 pounds’ overweight. It didn’t occur to me that the excess weight was part of my condition. I had to deal with the most damaging behavior first: my a...

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