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Issue #8 Publisher’s Letter

Issue #8 Publisher’s Letter

Solving new puzzles together without a box cover for reference It’s April 8, and I’m taking big, deep breaths as I write this from my car on the East End in Portland, Maine. It’s a favorite peaceful spot of mine where I’ve written a few of these letters. Over the past...
How Service Leads to Self-Esteem

How Service Leads to Self-Esteem

I remember the day I realized I hated myself. I was about 90 days sober – and it hit me like a ton of bricks. I sat there ugly crying and shared with a group of people my feelings. I had no idea how long I had actually disliked myself because I had been disconnected...

Financial Recovery – Gauging Your Financial Health

Turn on the news and all you hear about is two things: Covid 19 and the economy. I’m no doctor, so you will never hear advice from me about your physical health. That said, your financial health is absolutely what I’m all about. This issue, let’s talk about some key...
Sophia’s House Program Director :  Tricia Grant

Sophia’s House Program Director : Tricia Grant

How does a girl from Lewiston get sexually trafficked? And then become a leader in the recovery movement? Tricia Grant grew up exposed to alcohol, drugs, and sexual abuse and, by the time she was 12, she was struggling with housing stability. At 14, she was pregnant....
Sophia’s House, a safe place to call home

Sophia’s House, a safe place to call home

A former convent in Lewiston is now a safe haven for a small community of women Women who have survived a trifecta of traumatic, adverse experiences—sex trafficking or exploitation, addiction, and incarceration. “We’re more than a sober house,” said Sophia House...