Stress and Resilience Part II: Help me if you can I’m feeling down

by Vaughn M. Bryant, III, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S, LCDC-CCSMental Health Specialist at J Flowers Health Institutewww.jflowershealth.com___________________Stress and Resilience Part II: Help me if you can I’m feeling down What was once “out there” feels like it is getting...

Spirituality in The Eight Dimensions of Wellness

By Vaughn M. Bryant, III, PHD, LPC-S, LMFT-S, LCDC-CCS Spirituality is one of the eight dimensions of wellness. These eight dimensions of wellness are all connected and growth in one area has the potential to stimulate growth in the other dimensions. As a person...

Stress and Resilience to COVID-19

By Vaughn M. Bryant, III, PHD, LPC-S, LMFT-S, LCDC-CCSwww.jflowershealth.comMarch 15, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic is a historic event that has exposed a significant number of people to a stressful situation that meets the first criteria for diagnosis of Acute Stress...

Mind-Over-Body Addiction Coping Skills

People who struggle with addiction — whether it’s to a substance such as drugs or alcohol, or for something like food — often face difficult situations each day. These struggles occur for a lot of people, too. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health,...

How to Feel Grateful In Any Situation

Struggling to find any gratitude this holiday season? Maybe you’re going through a tough time, or just struggling to conjure up something to feel good about. But don’t worry, all is not lost! Many of us needed a little prompting. Read on for our Gratitude Checklist and get inspired.

The Science of Gratitude

Numerous studies have been published over the last decade singing the praises of gratitude for improving everything from mental well being to physical health and personal relationships. Why exactly is gratitude so potent? Here’s what the research says:


Thriving in all of our affairs

Tools and techniques for personal growth in all areas of life—from financial recovery to travelling sober to meditation practice. We explore the road to becoming whole people once again, and thriving in all of our affairs.  


Self-care and the process of physical recovery

Turning our attention to health, wellness and fitness can seem like a radical act after so many years of neglect and abuse. We explore self-care and how to become at home in our bodies once again.



Restoring and reclaiming our relationships

From social circle to a significant other, we explore the road to healthy sober relationships. Deep and meaningful connections with others are vital to recovery, and here we discuss cleaning up the past and moving forward wholeheartedly.