Anne Alexander

Finding a Mindful Balance

Mindful’s content director Anne Alexander sat down with Army Lieutenant General Walt Piatt, who currently serves as the Director of the Army Staff. Piatt has been working with neuroscientist Amishi Jha to understand the impact of mindfulness training for high stress situations. Anne Alexander: You have been in extreme situations, including combat. How do you […]

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Critical Aversions – Developing a Vital Aversion to the Substance or Practice

Critical Aversions – Developing a Vital Aversion to the Substance or Practice

Messes are my existence mixed with smatters of sense, Fractured rationale within the panes of reason, Suddenly afoot there's thought of defense, Some matters to reconcile before such a season. Excesses of every poison you'd care to name, Times reduced to “too much is never enough,” Cycles of rot putting paid to the shame, Before…

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Incremental Effects of Alcohol Abuse

Incremental Effects of Alcohol Abuse

Where does one draw the line between a binge drinker and an alcoholic? For men more than 5 drinks and for women more than 4 is considered binge drinking. Binge drinking more than two times a week over many weeks continuously is considered alcohol abuse. Ideally three drinks is enough for a person to be…

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Causes of Addiction

Causes of Addiction

Addiction is a very strong craving that is abnormal which causes someone to depend on something and tolerate it and it is as a result of forming a habit that is physical or psychological. Addiction is something that is very hard to let go and it has very serious consequences, just as it is said…

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New Health for a New Year

New Health for a New Year

As we enter a new year, many of us commit to new physical health without addressing our mental health, as well. The holidays typically foster actions of indulgence; not only in rich foods, but in excessive partying. In retrospect, many of us can actually admit to partying all year long! Obviously, this is not a…

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The Three Pieces of the Codependency Recovery Puzzle – Are You Missing One of the Pieces?

The Three Pieces of the Codependency Recovery Puzzle – Are You Missing One of the Pieces?

Just over five years ago my life was in complete turmoil. I was in a marriage with an out of control addict. I had lost practically all of my possessions due to my husband pawning anything valuable to support his habit, and we were on the verge of foreclosure. I felt emotionally and physically broken…

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Addiction Recovery – What Families Need to Know

Addiction Recovery – What Families Need to Know

How can he be so selfish? He can clearly see how much pain he's causing why doesn't he care? I can't take the stress any longer. He's destroying all of our dreams. Our lives have become Hell. Isn't he tired of living this way? These are the typical thoughts that run through your mind when…

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Tips to a Future Gambler

Tips to a Future Gambler

Apart from getting broke and miserable, when a punter gets obsessed with betting, he wrecks his loved ones life.I am sure that nobody likes to be in the same position. It is just like a pleasant dream that turned out to be a nightmare.

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Addiction Counseling: What It Is and How It Can Help You

Addiction Counseling: What It Is and How It Can Help You

As one who may be fighting addictions, you may think that there is no one around that can understand the struggles you face day to day. But in order to fight your problem, there is a statistic that might put your mind at ease. Most addiction counselors have started their careers after kicking their problem.…

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A Very Scary Aspect of Teenage Drug Help

A Very Scary Aspect of Teenage Drug Help

So many people are looking for teenage drug help and they are faced with any number of options which promise to be able to help them to get their teenager off of drugs. This to me is truly amazing, there are literally thousands of people and organizations out there wanting to help, unfortunately this help…

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