The Recovery Corner

December 30, 2020

Having had a Spiritual Awakening as a Result of These Steps

n the first 8 years of my recovery, each year at New Year’s eve, not drinking, I would spend the time after the sober New Year’s Eve dance (yes, it is possible to have fun sober!), sitting with my journal and mindfully listing the goals I had in mind for the upcoming year.
December 22, 2020

7 Tips to Navigate Early Recovery During the Holidays

Navigating early recovery during the holidays can be a challenge. You may need to change some of your traditions, and emotions may run extra high.
December 2, 2020
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Keeping Recovery First During the Pandemic by Joining Online 12 step Meetings

2020 has been quite an unexpectedly difficult year for everyone. For those of us who are in recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction, COVID has caused an even greater challenge.
November 25, 2020

A Sunflower of Gratitude

Here’s a little present for you – a Sunflower of Gratitude…Actually it’s part of a little gratitude exercise I’d like to offer you as we contemplate what we are doing here in recovery this year at Thanksgiving.
July 17, 2020

Advocating for Clients to Receive Substance Abuse Treatment instead of Jail Time

Overdose is the ultimate price that an addict may pay, but it is certainly not the only consequence of substance abuse. The staggering rates of overdose indicate a growing population of individuals who will potentially incur legal charges as a result of their addiction. Common charges related directly to drug or alcohol use include DUIs or drunk in public charges. It is important to remember that addiction affects entire family systems. Often the legal concerns that an addict will face is in relation to those family systems; such as divorce litigation or child custody battles.
June 26, 2020

Hitting the Reset on Life: Coronavirus can be the pause you need to envision a new life in recovery

You have been gifted with a pause. There are few times in life when we come across an event that allows us to stop and completely re-envision what we want for our future. Coronavirus has given us a collective break to step back from work or commuting every day, and place our attention on other things. The question is: how are you utilizing this pause?
April 22, 2020

How to Quarantine with Grace: Utilizing the spiritual principles of recovery to cope with the threat of COVID 19

Individuals around the globe are facing an unusual amount of stress and uncertainty with Coronavirus potentially lurking, invisible, on every surface. We have been asked to self-quarantine to keep ourselves and our communities healthy, and the isolation and financial strains that we are experiencing is taking a toll.
April 15, 2020

6 Self-Care Practices to Ease the Stress of Social Distancing

Coronavirus is not just a threat to our physical health; our response to the disease is also having a significant impact on mental and emotional well-being. The stress of worrying about potential illness, the concerns over job loss and financial instability, and the impacts of social distancing are all creating added stress.