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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....

Travel Stories iexplore.com A Bird's Eye View of Telluride, Colorado By Jodie Gould When planning a trip to the magnificent white-capped mountains of Colorado, you probably think about skiing, snowboarding or maybe mountain biking. While these sports are exciting enough, they pale by comparison to being carried...

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