Governor Rauner

Governor Bruce Rauner visiting Above and Beyond Recovery Center during the public reception.


Our unique and proprietary employment readiness program is named WERKforce, for Wonder, Excellence, Resilience, and Knowledge. Rooted in the core concepts of the Co-Active Coaching model, we hold our clients as naturally creative, resourceful, and whole. Anyone can participate in the WERKforce curriculum and we envision this service to be of cornerstone importance in the …

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Life Coaching

Life Coaching is a profession that is profoundly different from consulting, mentoring, advice, therapy, or counseling. The coaching process addresses specific personal projects, business successes, general conditions and transitions in the client’s personal life, relationships or profession by examining what is going on right now, discovering what your obstacles or challenges might be, and choosing …

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Freud and his Drug Demons

Cocaine addiction and psychoanalysis. That Sigmund Freud was a cocaine abuser for some portion of his professional life is by now well known. Reading An Anatomy of Addiction by Howard Markel, M.D., which chronicles the careers of Freud and another famed cocaine abuser, Johns Hopkins surgeon William Halsted, I was struck by the many ways …

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Cannabis Receptors and the Runner’s High

[First published August 4 2010] Maybe it isn’t endorphins after all. What do long-distance running and marijuana smoking have in common? Quite possibly, more than you’d think. A growing body of research suggests that the runner’s high and the cannabis high are more similar than previously imagined. The nature of the runner’s high is inconsistent …

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