Somatic Writing – Writing from the Heart

Somatic Writing – Writing from the Heart

By Sheree Surdam, Wellness Program Manager Everyone has a story to tell – whether it’s a detailed account of one’s life experience through memoir, an adventurous trip across landscapes of time through a fictional novel, or the tender capturing of a brief (yet inspiring) moment in a poem. It’s there inside of all of us, … Continued

Mindfulness Practices for Managing Pain

Mindfulness Practices for Managing Pain

By Katherine Hagel, RYT, Program Coordinator According to a recent National Center for Health Statistics report, an estimated 76.5 million Americans suffer from chronic pain — more than suffer from diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. When we’re in terrible pain, it’s hard to focus on anything, except how badly we want the pain to … Continued

Avoiding Holiday Stress for Your Recovery

Avoiding Holiday Stress for Your Recovery

The holiday season is a time of the year filled with joy, love, and plenty of celebrations. But for many people, the holidays can bring about unwelcome guests — depression and stress. For individuals in recovery, both guests can prove to be a danger to their sobriety.  Avoiding major relapse triggers during the holiday season … Continued

The Keys to Long-Term Recovery

The Keys to Long-Term Recovery

by Bill Haygood Have you ever been intrigued by a speaker at a 12 Step meeting and then been surprised at the end to find out how much or how little clean time the speaker had?  Length of clean time does not necessarily equal quality of recovery on this journey that we share, one day … Continued

Habits For Sober People

The Healthy Habits Every Person in Recovery Should Have

by Stephen Langley One of my favorite summertime reads is The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.  This wonderful story, narrated by an incredibly intelligent golden retriever named Enzo, ostensibly is written as a fictional novel having nothing to do with addiction or recovery.  That said, the author has filled this novel … Continued