Entries by randym

5 Tips to Stay Sober During the Holidays

By Randy Moraitis, MA, CIP, BCPC Sober Holidays Tip #1: Take it easy! Get plenty of rest, watch what you eat, get your usual exercise, and take time for meditation. Maintain your recovery routine as much as possible. Sober Holidays Tip #2  Don’t romance the drink or drug. If everyone starts talking about the “good old days,” […]

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How Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Affect Health

By Randy Moraitis, MA, CIP, BCPC Adverse childhood experiences, also known as ACEs, are adverse or traumatic childhood experiences that damage a child’s developing brain in such a way that the effects can show up years later. ACES can cause chronic disease, mental illness and other serious issues. “ACEs” comes from the CDC-Kaiser Adverse Childhood […]


Social Support and Health

By Randy Moraitis, MA, CIP, BCPC Our social support system is truly a key factor in both our mental and physical health. Having a lot of friends on Facebook may be fun, but it is not a true social support system. Here is a quick look at what social support is, and why it is […]


5 Keys to Making Changes That Last

By Randy Moraitis, MA, CIP, BCPC As a coach, counselor and interventionist I am extremely passionate about helping my clients have long term, healthy change in their behaviors and their lifestyles. So many folks have tried unsuccessfully to lose weight, quit smoking, stop abusing drugs or alcohol, or other unhealthy behaviors. Some have short term […]


8 Strategies for Coping with Stress

By Randy Moraitis, MA, CIP, BCPC Everyone experiences stress to some level on a daily basis. Stress is when the outside world gets inside of us. Not all stress is bad, in fact some stress may actually be good. A little bit of stress—just the right amount—can actually help improve our performance. Stress is the biological, psychological, […]


Daily Top 3

By Randy Moraitis, MA, CIP, BCPC My job as a coach, counselor and interventionist is to help my clients live more focused and healthier lives. We can get so busy with work, relationships and responsibilities that we can easily lose focus and feel frustrated. One tool that I teach my clients (and do myself) is […]