September 2019

Transformed: Painter Eric Sorensen

“There’s hope,” says Eric Sorensen. “I keep it simple. I tell them there’s hope.” That’s what he says when he meets someone living what his life was for decades – …

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Making Connections

Creativity is therapeutic, and certainly not just for artists. Stitching sock monkeys, painting on canvas with predrawn images or making an altered journal in an art therapy session – these …

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Creative Expressions

For many, mere mention of the word “creative” is akin to “art.” And for those who consider themselves artistically challenged, it can cause sheer panic. Fortunately, creative expression actually can …

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Part 3: A Look at a Critical Equation

This is the third installment of  our series on financial health  and wellness. Last month, we talked about a ratio that can affect your credit score – the credit utilization …

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The Family Restored: Offering treatment scholarships, support and hope to the recovery community

Born out of a desire to offer support to families coping with a loved one’s addiction, a small group of people from the Portland recovery community created a support meeting …

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The Holy Donut

When Jen Horton interviewed for a human resources position at The Holy Donut earlier this year, she met with CEO Jeff Buckwalter in its Scarborough store. While talking with him, …

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Creative Recovery

Drawing on wood or a sketchpad while listening to people’s stories during the 10 recovery meetings he attends a week is soothing and meditative for artist Zoo Cain of Westbrook …

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Wellness – EFT

The Emotional Freedom Technique, otherwise known as EFT or ‘tapping,’ is a method for self-healing that draws on both ancient and modem wisdom. Tapping with the fingertips on particular points …

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September 2019 From the Publisher

The Creative Type Big deep breaths! As I sit here in East End’s gazebo staring at Casco Bay, trying to get this letter written, I’m reminded of how important breathing …

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On the Journey – Sam Marr

AGE: 25 RESIDENCE: CARIBOU OCCUPATION: FARMER TIME IN RECOVERY: 2.5 YEARS “Remember – it’s about progress, not perfection.”   What has surprised you the most about sober living? Finding enjoyment …

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