March 2019

Hope

What is hope? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, hope is defined as, “to cherish a desire with anticipation: to want something to happen or be true.” I appreciate the dictionary’s …

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What is a Recovery Ally?

Business owners play a crucial role in creating recovery friendly communities. They can be change agents when it comes to supporting people in recovery and creating opportunities along their journey …

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Identify Your Super Powers

One of the most common challenges I see job seekers and career changers struggle with is identifying their skills and abilities and figuring out how to translate them into a …

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Writing Your Resume

Getting back to work while in recovery can seem daunting. Many newly sober people have an extended gap in their employment history or multiple jobs in their past that they …

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Honesty, patience pays off for working couple

For people in recovery, finding an employer who will give them a chance—despite holes in their employment history—can be a real challenge. “Being in a positive work environment where my …

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Employers Open Doors For Those In Recovery

Charlie Bickford has been working for Maine Paint since he got sober two decades ago, and, as general manager of its four locations, he tries to open that door for …

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Your Body Needs This

steady diet of toxic drugs and alcohol over the years can wreak havoc on your mind, body and spirit. The good news is that your body is forgiving and given …

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Imagine

IMAGINE: This morning you noticed that the sun is shining. It’s cold, sure, but the snow-covered landscape is hushed and lovely. Truly, why would anyone want to live anywhere but …

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On the Journey – Heather Huntley

AGE: 42 RESIDENCE: SACO OCCUPATION: RESERVATION SPECIALIST TIME IN RECOVERY: 20 MONTHS What has surprised you the most about sober living? That I really wasn’t born under a black cloud. The bad …

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