July 2019

Learn To Love Your Wobble

Go to where you could embarrass yourself, but without hurting yourself,” said Rebecca, the yoga instructor, as we moved into the yoga pose called Half Moon. She had just given …

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Kick the Sugar Habit

Did you know that people can be biologically addicted to sugar in a way that is similar to addiction to nicotine, alcohol and drugs? Many people recovering from addiction replace …

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How You Can Boost Your Self Confidence by Learning New Skills

For many people, improvements in confidence and self-esteem come directly from learning. As we learn, as we succeed and even as we fail, we grow. During a period of recovery, …

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Many Paths – SMART

About This Column 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 …

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Training and Support

Recovery provides a tremendous opportunity to explore and cultivate new parts of ourselves and new ways of living. Many people in the early stages of recovery forge new friendships, try …

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Credit Card Debt & Financial Health

Hello, readers! Welcome back to the second article in this series about your financial health and wellness. Last time we talked all about credit scores. We covered what a credit …

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Unexpected Messengers of Hope

Police departments across the state are on the front lines of addressing Maine’s addiction crisis. The opioid epidemic has been front and center for law enforcement for many years, and …

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Credit for Recovery

Damien Ramsdell was just two months away from graduating from Bowdoin College with a degree in government and legal studies when he hit rock bottom. “I had made so many …

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Cultivating Wisdom

When I hear the word education, I envision a classroom filled with metal desks and small hard wooden chairs. I think of young ones whose creativity is crushed because of …

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This Recovery Life – Elaine Lilley

What? Who said that? As I prepared to go out for an evening of dinner and drinks, I heard it. Soft and subtle, but not my own. You know that …

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