Alcoholism

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Stories of Hope

How Baking Cookies Changed Her Life

After struggling with addiction and homelessness, Janie Deegan splurged on a hand mixer. Now her signature pie crust cookies are selling out in New York City.

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Life coach, podcaster and SoulCycle inspirer Noa Shaw; photo by Todd Plitt
Addiction and Recovery

This Former Addict is a Popular New York City SoulCycle Instructor

Addict. Drug dealer. Felon. But since getting sober he inspires others to do the same in his unique exercise class.

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Author and SoulCycle instructor Noa Shaw
Exercise

Noa Shaw on Overcoming the Fear of Exercise

The author and SoulCycle instructor shares how conquering the fear of exercise and of asking for help has helped him achieve fitness, both physical and spiritual, and sobriety.

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Matt Hall; photo by Michael A. Schwarz
Addiction and Recovery

How He Came to Minister to Hikers on the Appalachian Trail

A novice chaplain, a novice hiker and only four years sober. Was he up to this unexpected new challenge?

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Sugar and Alzheimer's
Living Longer, Living Better

How Cutting Back on Sugar Can Help Fight Alzheimer's

Apparently, a sweet tooth can cause more than cavities.

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Pastor Matt Hall hikes the Appalachian Trail; video by Michael A. Schwarz
Addiction and Recovery

How the Great Outdoors Helped a Pastor on His Sobriety Journey

United Methodist pastor Matt Hall shares how a summer ministering to hikers along the Appalachian Trail influenced his recovery from drug addiction.

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Today Show new anchor Craig Melvin; video by Larsen & Talbert
Addiction and Recovery

Craig Melvin: How His Father Was Changed by Sobriety

The Today Show news anchor shares what a difference it made in the life of his family when his father confronted and overcame his alcohol and gambling addictions.

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Edward Grinnan
Addiction and Recovery

The Journey of Recovery: Making Peace with the Past

In a Jesus Calling podcast, Guideposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan makes a discovery.

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Edward Grinnan on finding a career
Inspiring Stories

How ‘Just a Job’ Turned into a Career and a Relationship with God

With a life in shambles, one mysterious moment changes everything.

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Carol Weis; photo by Katye Martens Brier
Addiction and Recovery

A Recovering Alcoholic Feared Her Daughter Might Repeat Her Mistakes

How could she prevent her teenage daughter from turning to alcohol?

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