February 2020

We are fortunate to live during a time when there are many options for finding and sustaining lasting recovery from addiction. We are all individuals and while there are many aspects of our personal journeys that may be similar to those of others, we are each called to discover for ourselves what works and what doesn’t work for us. Recovery is a personal process and there is no right or wrong way to recover. We may find that certain modalities and methods help us at different times in the healing process. This is a beautiful thing. Journey’s Many Paths column shines a light on different approaches that people use to maintain lasting recovery without endorsing specific approaches or recovery programs. We ultimately leave it up to you, the reader, to decide what works best for you, while presenting you with multiple pathways to recovery.

This Recovery Life – Terry Brown

One unexpected aspect of my personal journey in recovery which has brought a series of pleasant surprises is the male bonding inherent in the process. When I first started going …

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The Center for Grieving Children

A Welcoming, Safe Space Where Families Find Support and Healing For the last 33 years, Maine’s Center for Grieving Children has been providing support and resources to those grieving the …

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Daily Self-Care Recovery Practices

In the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous it states that alcoholics have an above average intelligence and a sensitive nervous system. Tony Robbins, a well-known motivational speaker, says there are …

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Feeding the Fear or Nourishing the Soul?

There are a lot of grey areas in life, not the least of which is understanding your own needs and wants. It’s a fine line we draw between, ‘Do I …

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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 …

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On the Journey – John Campbell

What has surprised you the most about sober living? Well, I guess the thing that surprises me the most is that I am not bored. I was so afraid to …

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People Like Us – Brant Dadaleares

Brant Dadaleares doesn’t ask people he hires if they have a problem with alcohol and drugs. The owner of Gross Confection Bar in Portland’s Old Port offers a very specific …

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From the publisher

Here in Maine, February means winter is about half over. The days start getting a little longer and spring starts to be a speck I can see in the near …

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Blessed with Innate Nourishment

From the time I can remember, I have had a driving, insatiable curiosity. My time spent wandering through the woods and along the shore, communing with Nature, observing light, motion, …

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Recovery Allies

There are so many ways that yoga allies can support your recovery journey! I spoke with four yoga instructors who have experienced the transformative power of yoga and want to …

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