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All by yourself. A few weeks ago, I found my Saturday schedule WIDE OPEN. Blank slate. In my life, this is an almost never – I’m known for my meticulous planning of very very full days. And, honestly, it made me a little nervous. Free time reminds me of the days, albeit long ago, of loneliness, binging,…

Scroll, Scroll, Scroll Social media is where many people spend hours of their day. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, the content is always new. Social media provides us with the satisfaction that we are liked and people care about what we say. But what else is social media providing us with? Scrolling through Instagram,  I see a…

What Does Anxiety Really Feel Like? Anxiety has become a big topic among conversations everywhere, and for good reason. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older. Now, people have become so used to the word and many throw it…

Hard-working women, go home earlier to avoid this disease. A 2016 study in Japan saw a direct connection between diabetes risk and those workers who did more than 45 hours of non-shift work, or work that conforms to a regular daytime schedule. How is this possible? During the workweek, it might seem as if everything keeps piling…

I break chains all by myself. Of all the cash and prizes that come with our recovery from our food and weight issues, the one that tops the charts time after time is FREEDOM. It’s simply the biggest and shiniest thing on offer. When I was celebrating all things USA this week, I was, of course, struck by how…

So don’t burn out over a holiday! It’s a weird Fourth of July this year, wouldn’t you agree? It’s smack dab in the middle of the week, which makes celebrating confusing – Team Beacon’s had a bunch of debates already!  And it’s a bit weird energetically for the holiday celebrating America’s independence – with all that’s going…

“Of all the parasites that affect humanity I do not know of, nor can I imagine, any more distressing than that of Obesity.” This excerpt from William Banting’s “Letter on Corpulence” pretty much sums up why Beacon is in existence. As far as addictions go, food is easily in the top 3. Based on a…

Planes, trains, and automobiles, oh my! It’s summertime and you’re bipping and bopping here and there – planes, trains, Jitney’s and ferries! Summer is great for exploring, adventuring, maxing and relaxing. And you know you have Team Beacon’s full support in expanding and enjoying that big beautiful life of yours. #wegotyou Having your recovery in check makes the enjoying and expanding all that…

Meditation’s power is more than psychological. We talk a LOT about meditation here at Beacon. And for good reason, too. Recent studies have provided SO many reasons as to why people should meditate ranging from better sleep to having more empathy for others. The effects, it seems, are limitless (to a point). A recent study…