• Author: My Life Experiment

    Hey everybody this is Travis and Casey Hagen! We write and maintain My Life Experiment. We met in recovery from addiction, got married in recovery. We are now building our own family in recovery with our first child on the way! That we both ended up in recovery shows that we spent periods of our lives experimenting dangerously. But we survived and have found new ways to live. We have also found healthier methods for life experimentation! In this blog we let you into our individual lives as we navigate our own recoveries, our own mental health issues, our own pain, and our own successes. So yes, maybe each of us did go through many hardships because of unhealthy experimentation, but that doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with experimenting with new ways of doing things! It also doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with trying to get to the bottom of how things work. Because, we believe there is something inside both of our natures that enjoys experimenting with life, self examination and finding new ways to succeed! In this blog we will let you into our own individual lives, with our own individual perspectives. We will offer up personal development tips in various areas of our lives such as Mental Health Management, Developing Healthy Relationships, Family Life, and Time and Money Management! So, welcome to the ups and downs, enjoyment and pain of My Life Experiment! Follow us on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/MyLifeExperimentblog/
  • Building Confidence in Ourselves.

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    Managing Mental Health
  • Importance of Proactive Decision Making.

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    Managing Mental Health
  • Negotiation with Our Bodies Impulses.

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    Maintaining Healthy Relationships, Managing Mental Health
  • Showing Compassion Responsibly.

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    Maintaining Healthy Relationships
  • Maintaining Healthy Communication Through Differences.

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    Maintaining Healthy Relationships
  • The Struggle is Real?

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    Maintaining Healthy Relationships, Managing Mental Health
  • The Balanced Approach for Making Plans.

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    Maintaining Healthy Relationships, Managing Mental Health
  • Managing Feelings of Rejection.

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    Maintaining Healthy Relationships, Managing Mental Health
  • Giving Up Complaining.

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    Maintaining Healthy Relationships, Managing Mental Health
  • Developing Healthy Personal Boundaries.

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    Maintaining Healthy Relationships