Horizon Blog

The Power of the Arts to Heal During Recovery

January 20th, 2020

The last time you created something—brought something into existence with your hands, mind, and heart—how did you feel? You likely sensed accomplishment, satisfaction, empowerment, and pride. The process itself of painting, writing, designing, sculpting, or crafting probably elicited other powerful and positive emotions. Perhaps you felt calm, confident, and even fell into a zen-like state. […]

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Mindfulness—Why It’s Not Just a Buzzword

January 15th, 2020

Fragmented. It’s possibly the best word to describe the general state of our minds at any given moment. With a smartphone in one hand responding to a text message, you sit in front of your computer, with seven browser tabs open and at least one blinking application, while a co-worker asks you a question over […]

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Lost Track of Your New Year’s Resolutions? Set Achievable Goals Instead.

January 10th, 2020

Have you ever wondered why we make New Year’s resolutions? It’s not (only) for gyms to sell more memberships. The history of this holiday tradition dates back to the reign of Julius Cesar when citizens were encouraged to make moral resolutions—for example, to be kinder to one’s neighbors. Today, the custom of making a resolution […]

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Can You Spot a Toxic Relationship?

January 8th, 2020

Your best friend says that her new boyfriend is a great guy, but something just doesn’t feel right to you. She seems nervous when they’re apart and is always checking her phone. She doesn’t hang out as much as she used to and seems to worry about the possibility of making her boyfriend angry at […]

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Fourteen Ways to Focus on Self-Care in 2020

December 26th, 2019

2020 is going to be epic. It’s an election year. An Olympic year. The start of a new decade. And the year that you become your fiercest advocate and finally commit to a sustainable self-care strategy. To help you stay motivated to follow through with your self-care plan from January to December, we’re providing 14 […]

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Eight Tips for Maintaining Your Sobriety During the Holidays

December 13th, 2019

Being sober is a day by day choice. And let’s face it, some days are easier than others to stay the course of recovery. For those in recovery, the holiday season can consist of more difficult days than easy ones. After all, many work, social, and family parties include alcohol. And the holidays may bring […]

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Finding Peace this Holiday Season

December 6th, 2019

For many, the holidays are the happiest time of the year as they find themselves surrounded by friends, family, merry music, parties, and sweet treats. For many others, the holidays are a lonely time filled with cold days, memories of those lost, and unaccomplished hopes and dreams. If you are among the millions of people […]

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Seven Holiday Hacks and Time-Saving Solutions

December 1st, 2019

The holidays should be a time for friends, family, and festive fun, not frazzled nerves and exhaustion. One of the biggest reasons that people say they don’t enjoy the holidays is that they feel overworked and over-committed, leaving them little time to enjoy their annual traditions and once-a-year events. If you’re among those who are […]

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