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Believe it or not, Nashville is known as much for as its food as for its music scene, although often, the two are combined. Wondering where to get the best eats in Music City? Head to one of these six Nashville restaurants, or better yet,...

Calling all Country Music Fans: If you’re a little more Team Blake than Team Adam then guess what? Nashville should be your next must-go destination. Wanna know why? Because live music in Nashville is where it’s at. ...

Why is it that we all respect a “balls-to-the-wall” attitude in men, but strong brazen women who dare to go for the gold are shunned or shamed into affable docility? Hmmmm, do we spend too much energy trying to be nice when, despite Santa’s admonition, naughty can be...

Who doesn’t like to kick back and get a little hedonistic? Just because we’re more than halfway to 70 doesn’t mean we’re half-dead. Now that we finally heap a little (or better yet, a lot) of attention on ourselves, we’re gonna have some fun, dammit....

Courage to Change (People in Recovery Blog/Hazelden Publishing)  Having an active social life in which you surround yourself with friends and family is one of the most important Pleasure Principles that I write about in my book. Studies have shown that feeling a part of a family,...

Guilt-Free Highs  By Jodie Gould, author of High By understanding that the search for pleasure and escape is a universal drive, we can acknowledge these urges while pursuing healthier forms of recreation and better ways to relieve pain, depression, or hardship. Avoiding mood-altering chemicals does not mean...

A recovering addict probably said it best, and I’m paraphrasing here: “We get high because it makes us feel better than when we are not.”  This is why many of us have succumbed at some time or another to the siren call for mood-boosting substances....