fbpx

replacing the I in Illness with a WE for Wellness

we provide practical, actionable articles for your health and well being

wellness articles

From financial wellness to compassionate conversations, we get to step into our own journeys and widen the path by seeking ways to enrich our lives

Growing recovery strong communities in Maine

Growing recovery strong communities in Maine

Getting through these times together Recovery community centers are formed by people in recovery, for people in recovery. We build community by sharing our stories and listening to the stories of others. When we are in community, we are home. We are with our people....

There’s no place like home

There’s no place like home

Home is the essence of you Recently, I learned a hard yet familiar lesson – home is not the place in which I live nor the relationships in which I love. Home is deep within my core, it’s feeling comfortable in my own skin, it’s knowing who I am – attributes and...

Home is not ‘there,’ it’s ‘here’

Home is not ‘there,’ it’s ‘here’

Lifting the curse of everything will be better if ... Throughout my life I have always felt that when I got “there,” I would finally be okay; life would be what it was meant to be, and I would have finally arrived. Life could then be celebrated! “There” was a place...

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy

A recovery toolbox addition for emotional peace Our sense of smell is deeply connected to both memory and emotions. Scents can spark both good and bad emotions; for example, coconut suntan lotion can invoke a fond memory of a hot summer day at the beach or be a...

Conversations

Conversations

how to have honest, authentic, productive ones Family members can be the most challenging people in our lives to have constructive conversations with. Whether it’s having conversations that heal the past, bringing up issues rather than giving the silent treatment, or...

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...

Letting go of holding on

Letting go of holding on

Grief and Recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic The COVID pandemic has resulted in a great deal of loss worldwide and as a result, many people are experiencing grief as a result. People in recovery from addiction are familiar with the grieving process, because healing...

No Strangers

No Strangers

In the midst of strange times, we can maintain and even enrich our relation to each other The other day, during a virtual gathering, we were discussing the challenges of staying connected in these strange times. My friend Jody exclaimed, “We may be living in strange...

Meaningful Conversations

Meaningful Conversations

Take them to the next level through listening One of the most beautiful pieces of recovery is the sharing of stories—the connection that happens between two people or a group of people. There is a bond and mutual respect that occurs based on witnessing another person...

Making Service an Everyday Practice

Making Service an Everyday Practice

If you feel like you don’t have time to volunteer, that doesn’t mean you can’t engage in service. Engaging in service doesn’t have to mean volunteering at a soup kitchen, animal shelter, or for some other non-profit. Instead of seeing service solely as volunteering...

Join us to amplify hope!

Get previews of new issues and fun updates - we only amplify hope.

Your privacy is important to us, view policy.