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Euphoria on HBO Opening the Conversation on Addiction: And Setting Your Own Boundaries

By Julie Pate | April 11, 2022
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HBO Max’s “Euphoria” Season 2 Season 2 of Euphoria shows the slow build of Rue Bennett coming back from rehab and relapsing. Each episode has a progression of her use and lying to others until her breakdown. Her relationships with friends, family, and her partner all start to change due to her use. It demonstrates layers of recreational use, to addiction, to withdrawal, and recovery. In the most messy and honest way.  The Conversation on Addiction  The show does a great job going through the emotions surrounding mental health. Everyone has their own reaction to seeing someone’s life completely shift […]

Creating a Healthy Relationship with Your Body

By Julie Pate | February 26, 2022
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What kind of relationship do you have with your body? How do you speak to yourself? How do you nourish and rest? Set intentions with movement It’s important to set intentions over goals in order to reduce negativity. A goal can come with failure and negative emotions. When it comes to movement (exercise) it is based around goals, consequences, or punishments. How common it is to say “oh I went to the gym to work off all the desserts I had over the holiday” or “I work out so I can eat __”. Movement should be enjoyable and for self-care. […]

Why You Should Take the Word “Lazy” Out of Your Vocabulary

By Julie Pate | January 30, 2022
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What does “lazy” mean to you? I had a professor challenge me on saying the word “lazy” when I talked about my form of self-care. She reflected back to me that we all have different needs and it doesn’t make us lazy. It made me pause and think about how I talked to myself. Recently, when I hear someone label themselves as “lazy”, I ask how the word became a part of their vocabulary. There are a variety of different definitions, but how we attach meaning to it ourselves matters the most! The Implications Behind the Word In a society […]

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