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WOW: Jeanne's Creation of a Recovery Community!

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WOW: Jeanne's Creation of a Recovery Community!

After the party is over – from recovery to discovery of the real you! I am super excited to share with you the creation of my new baby: The Recovery Concierge. I say baby, because the recovery industry is birthing new ways as to how we best serve recovery and sobriety support, and personally I think we are in the height of an industrialized revolution.  I have witnessed gaps in the system, and how a one-size fits all approach to recovery fails too many people. Change is everywhere; reducing shame, stigma, breaking anonymity, neuroscience, diet, yoga, new and emerging support...

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Kayla's Honest Confession on Eating Disorders

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Kayla's Honest Confession on Eating Disorders

As I sit here writing this, I can only look back and smile about how far I have come the last few years. To think that just 5 years ago, I was struggling to make it through every day, every hour, every minute. I felt consumed by my eating disorder… it controlled my every thought and every action. I constantly thought about food, about stopping myself from eating, how I could work off whatever I did eat, the number on the scale… the list goes on…and while I thought these things, I constantly told myself that if I just weighed one...

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My Innermost self – Dr Jekyll or Mr Hyde?

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My Innermost self – Dr Jekyll or Mr Hyde?

My Innermost self – Dr Jekyll or Mr Hyde?   “My devil had been long caged, he came out roaring” (Stevenson 79).   “We learned that we had to fully concede to our innermost selves that we were alcoholic”. In the book, Alcoholics Anonymous, it states that this is the first step in recovery.   ...

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Why saying “I Love You” is so hard in Early Recovery

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Why saying “I Love You” is so hard in Early Recovery

During my addiction there were only two things that I loved and they were the fix I was searching for and myself. I wouldn’t tell anyone I loved them and if I did, I didn’t know if I meant it or not because I didn’t know if I could feel love for myself in that ...

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The Stages of taking Care of Yourself and Others

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The Stages of taking Care of Yourself and Others

In active addiction[s] I’ve always looked out for one person: “Myself.” It was true. I couldn’t believe the amount of pain I was in. I was truly struggling, but I didn’t know why.  Learning what to take care of what key in learning who to take care of. Early Addiction I felt absolutely miserable and ...

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