Recognizing Substance Abuse – What Is Harm Reduction?

There has been an abundance of talk lately about programs like free needle exchange programs, naloxone training and distribution, and facilities for supervised drug consumption. These programs fall under a philosophy called harm reduction. Some other forms of harm reduction include seat belts in cars, speed limits, and wearing...

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Wellness Wednesday – Mindful Goal Setting

I used to never set goals—i.e., the type of resolutions that people set on December 31 while drinking champagne. Yes, I had plenty of monthly, quarterly, yearly, and even five-year goals in my corporate and startup life. Yet until my meditation and mindfulness practices intensified a few years ago,...

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Stop Stigma – Reducing Stigma

It’s the beginning of a new year and the time when a lot of people like to make resolutions. Unfortunately, 80% of people don’t keep their resolution. Don’t want to be a part of that 80%? This year, consider a resolution to “help reduce stigma.” It might be one...

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Wellness Wednesday – Let’s Move Beyond FOMO

The feeling of scarcity—that there is a finite number of “good” things to experience and enjoy in life—has become so omnipresent that we now have an acronym for it, FOMO (fear of missing out), as well as its opposite, JOMO (joy of missing out). FOMO tends to be unhealthy....

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