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Niki Curtis

Niki Curtis of Portland is a woman in long-term recovery whose passion is to help others and spread positivity. She loves to find creative ways to do that, including writing for Journey.
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People in recovery and plants

People in recovery and plants

With proper care, they both flourish and grow At times, they get rootbound, a consequence of not having enough room to grow and change is necessary or they will wither and potentially die. One really powerful thing that plants and people in recovery have in common is...

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Home is not ‘there,’ it’s ‘here’

Home is not ‘there,’ it’s ‘here’

Lifting the curse of everything will be better if ... Throughout my life I have always felt that when I got “there,” I would finally be okay; life would be what it was meant to be, and I would have finally arrived. Life could then be celebrated! “There” was a place...

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Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy

A recovery toolbox addition for emotional peace Our sense of smell is deeply connected to both memory and emotions. Scents can spark both good and bad emotions; for example, coconut suntan lotion can invoke a fond memory of a hot summer day at the beach or be a...

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Kevin O’Grady

Kevin O’Grady

Kept trying until he found something that worked Spending much of his life as a functioning alcoholic, Kevin O’Grady knew that he was predisposed to alcoholism as it was present on both sides of his family. Although he partied when he was younger, he didn’t start...

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Finding Recovery “In The Rooms”

Finding Recovery “In The Rooms”

Recovery meetings happen all over the world in the rooms of church basements, recovery centers, hospitals, jails and prisons, recovery clubs and the homes of those in recovery. People have gathered in self-help groups for more than 85 years and over time, many...

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The Ripple Effect

The Ripple Effect

Community puzzle project now a ‘touchstone’ of hope in women’s prison. The first spark of positivity is often forged at rock bottom. Sheer desperation motivates us to move beyond the horrors of our current situation. Think about it this way: When a pendulum reaches...

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Massage: Nourishing Your Mind/Body Connection

Massage: Nourishing Your Mind/Body Connection

Did you know that part of a muscle’s anatomy is called the belly? In a muscle, the belly is the biggest part of the muscle where the majority of muscle fibers come together to either contract in flexion or extension and do the work of holding our bones together,...

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Niki Curtis from Portland, Maine

What has surprised you the most about sober living? I was surprised that I can genuinely love myself and live a life where I don’t make decisions for myself based on the approval of others. I remember at one point in very early pre-recovery when I was seeing a drug...

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