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Trevor McDonald

Trevor McDonald

Trevor McDonald is a freelance writer and recovering addict and alcoholic who has been clean and sober for over five years. Since his recovery began, he has enjoyed using his talent for words to help spread treatment resources and addiction awareness. In his free time, you can find him working with recovering addicts or outside enjoying about any type of fitness activity imaginable.
Benefits of Equine-Assisted Therapy

Horses are majestic creatures. 

Just being around them is enough to give you a sense of peaceful relaxation. Those who own horses glean the stress-reducing benefits that come along with caring for these animals. 

And now, even people who don’t own horses can experience therapeutic benefits through Equine-Assisted Therapy (EAP).
What to Do When Life Doesn’t Go the Way You Wanted

Have you ever gotten your hopes so high that you can barely imagine things not working out? Then Murphy’s Law swoops in out of nowhere and blindsides you. 

We’ve all been there. When things don’t go the way you want, it can be devastating. But what if it’s more than just one event that goes wrong? What if your entire life ends up off course? 

Okay, let’s take a deep breath. We’ve got this.

Here are a few tips to help you feel better and get back on course.
How Stress Sabotages Your Weight Loss Goals

The idea of weight loss is bound to make anybody stressed, but did you know stress is the most overlooked factor that negatively impacts your weight loss goals? 

Regardless if you follow a strict workout regime and eat healthily, stress can diminish their results in conjunction with negatively impacting your physical and emotional well-being. 

If you are having trouble losing weight or seemed always to gain it back, perhaps the answer lies in stress!

This is how stress sabotages your weight loss goals.
6 Different Ways to Make 2018 About Self-Improvement

Even if you’re not a New Year’s Resolution type of person, something about the season makes it the perfect time to focus on bettering your life. 

Improving yourself is a lifelong endeavor, and it’s likely that those goals will change over the years. 

Instead of thinking about what you think needs improvement, focus on self-care and wellness. “Improving” yourself can be a dangerous mindset because we so often think about the physical body and validation from others. Real self-improvement is steeped in self-care and improves more than just the body.
Understanding the Addictiveness of Prescription Painkillers

When you’re in extreme pain, you’ll do anything to make it stop. A doctor tells you that one pill can temporarily put an end to your pain, and it seems like a no-brainer. 

Prescription painkillers seem harmless enough. After all, most of us have taken them at one point or another. 

However, there are some dangers that come with taking prescription painkillers with addiction being at the top of the list.

Many painkillers fall into the opioid category, which means they are narcotics.