Your 10 favorite Renew articles from 2012
Posted Friday, Dec. 21, 2012
2013, here we come.
Here were your favorite RenewEveryDay.com articles and features from the entire year of 2012. Think something is missing? Like a different article best? Let us know in the comments section.
In her Renew blog Positive Energy, Sherry Gaba sais there are three specific signs that are red flags that your friend or family member may be in a very dangerous type of emotional addiction, such as a toxic relationship. She outlines the three signs to watch for. Click here to read Three signs of a toxic relationship.
Renew was happy to be present at the 2012 annual PRISM Awards, and we have a whole photo gallery of the evening. Check out the photo gallery here.
Before the 2012 Election, Renew tackled addiction, recovery and policy. But no candidates seemed to be tackling it. Both President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney remained all but silent on addiction and treatment, leaving the issues out of their platforms and sidestepping questions when they were posed in interviews and public forums.
When it comes to thriving in the recovery community and finding like-minded support, we could all use a little help. Here are all the recovery-relating Tweeters that you should be following. Read it here.
For those in recovery, brain fitness may be even more important than for those who don’t struggle with addiction. After all, the brain is the organ that controls our ability to say yes and no. It is the center of the addictive voice and where the mysteries of depression and joy reside. The good news is that, more than ever, tools and information about how to take care of our brains are helping enhance the recovery experience. Read about it here.
Director and filmmaker John Chester first reached a wide audience with a primetime series on A&E called “Random 1.” Each episode, the director and his team chose a town or city at random and found someone who needed help. The show focused on the team’s efforts to connect their subject with people who would provide help. The one rule: The team couldn’t directly offer help. Out of this program—and specifically, Chester’s decision to break that rule to get a homeless alcoholic into detox—grew Chester’s feature documentary, Lost in Woonsocket. Renew spoke with Chester talking Woonsocket and more. Read it here.
RenewEveryDay.com listed some of the best songs about substance abuse recovery we could get our ears on. Most of them you’ve probably heard, but maybe some are new and perhaps they’ll find their way onto your iPod or other music device.
Building self-confidence has the ability to redirect your life in a positive direction. Hopes and desires have the opportunity to realign your life. With the presence of self-confidence you can begin to believe you exist for a greater purpose. Here are eight things you need to stop doing to yourself. Start today.
For the third straight Olympics, the women’s beach volleyball competition saw a successful Kerri Walsh-Jennings, Misty May-Treanor duo ending the match. Walsh-Jennings and May-Treanor took gold in an all-American match against Jen Kessy and April Ross.
In September 2012, Renew readers got up close and personal with Olympic celebrity Kerri Walsh-Jennings and her volleyball star husband, Casey Jennings.
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Outed as a recovering person against her will, Laurie Dhue has embraced her role as a champion of recovery. The former CNN and Fox newscaster talked with Renew about the power of celebrity in the fight against addiction, the imperative to speak up and why confusing anonymity with secrecy means people will continue to die of addiction. You can read the whole interview here.
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