New Years Eve Happenings plus more great info!

Click HERE for our weekly newsletter listing upcoming NYE events and trainings for 2018.

http://mailchi.mp/fd4ba5c65c32/upcoming-trainings-470279?e=23c70e8413

 

Also note The Dry Dock @  781 Union Ave, Laconia,  will be open 55 hours starting Friday at 5 through Sunday at midnight  Saturday will be a DJ from Boston  from 8 to 11:30. Sunday a local guy from 8 through midnight. Other activities include pool table,  foose ball, food, dancing, and fellowship 55 hours meetings.      Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/drydock603/

Xmas Tree in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building Recognizing People in Recovery

Time Sensitive: Stories due Dec 8th details below!

Dear Friends:

This year, the Office of National Drug Control Policy will be decorating a Christmas Tree in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building that recognizes the millions of Americans who are impacted by substance use, celebrating recovery and commemorating those we have lost to substance use. All members of the White House staff will have the opportunity to learn some of your stories.

Please allow us to share your story or the story of your family in one of two ways:

– Celebrating Recovery: Send us a photo (shoulders up preferred) of yourself or of an important person in your life who is celebrating recovery. This Please also reply with information regarding:
—- Their First Name
—- Home State
—- Current Age
—- Years of Recovery
—- What the individual is proud of/ celebrating this year
Please note, by sharing stories, names, and photos, you are representing that you have obtained the consent from that person to have these details shared publicly.

– Remembering Those We Have Lost: Send us a photo (shoulders up preferred) of a loved one who isn’t with you because of addiction and substance use. Please also reply with:
—- Their First Name
—- Home State
—- Birth and Passing Years
—- A sentence about how you most want them to be remembered
—- Any other information you wish to share

We encourage you to share this with your networks, and appreciate your time in recognizing the people who matter most.

Please share your submissions to OIPL@ondcp.eop.gov no later than Friday, December 10.

Peter Gaumond
Senior Policy Analyst
Office of National Drug Control Policy
Executive Office of the President

New Motivational Interviewing Training Rolled out in Malden

I’m so honored to work with the people I work with, and this group from Malden is helping people find recovery through the drug courts and without any recovery center of funding. This group of people are all volunteering their time, weekly, to help others. Team MOA, you are a role model for what humanity is. Thank you!

MOA Motivational Interviewing Training Malden, MA 2017

MOA Motivational Interviewing Training Malden, MA 2017

Restorative Retreat for Recovery Coaches on y our Xmas List!

Downloadable FLyer

Put this on the top of your Christmas Wish List!

 

How awesome would it be to have a self-care day packaged and ready to go at your fingertips? Here’s your chance! Join Liz Seaman at the beautiful, sprawling Hallelujah Farm nestled in the small country town of Chester- field, NH for a day of yoga, meditation, acupuncture and fellowship. The day will also include reflective journaling, other bonding activities and a wholesome lunch.

Total cost is $70 with a $30 deposit required to hold your space on or before January 4th. Checks can be sent to Cornerstone Yoga – 815 Court St. Keene, NH 03431 – Register HERE

About the Instructor:

Liz Seaman has been leading restorative retreats for 10 years, both locally, in the Southwest, Maine and Costa Rica. She brings her warmth and humor to her teaching and excels at meeting people where they are. She is a long time yoga teacher and massage therapist. She currently works as a CRSW in the Monadnock area, as well as co-owns Cornerstone Center for Wellness in Keene, NH with her husband.

 

Inspiration for your day

“Anything that annoys you is for teaching you patience.
Anyone who abandons you is for
teaching you how to stand up
on your own two feet.
Anything that angers you is for teaching you forgiveness and compassion.
Anything that has power over you is for teaching you how to take your power back.
Anything you hate is for
teaching you unconditional love.
Anything you fear is for
teaching you courage to
overcome your fear.
Anything you can’t control is for teaching you how to let go and trust the Universe”

Jackson Kiddard

Local Artist Shares his Recovery Story thru Music

I was recently contacted by an inspiring man who shares his journey of recovery through his music. I just listened to one of his songs and it was beautiful and inspiring. Please enjoy Scott Plante’s song; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hsNRlfRuoY&feature=youtu.be

If you love it, share it with your friends in and out of recovery.

Here is Scott’s facebook fan page; https://m.facebook.com/ScottPlanteMusic/

Quote for the Week

“Improve your memory – tell the truth.”

Toward the end of my drinking my memory got worse and worse.  To start with, my mind was a big blur from being constantly loaded, or from recovering from a blackout.  In addition, it got harder and harder to remember what story or excuse I had recently made up or who I had told what to.  Because my drinking had become the most important thing in my life I had begun lying to protect it, and because most of the lies and stories I made up were followed by a drinking binge, I couldn’t keep anything straight.  It’s no wonder people stopped hanging around me.
When I got sober and my head began to clear, I went right on lying and telling stories.  As I worked the Steps what I realized was that I was lying to protect my ego and get my own way.  I quickly found the truth in the statement that ‘self-centeredness and self-seeking’ was my natural state as an untreated alcoholic.  It took a lot of inventories and conversations with my sponsor before I was ready to get honest.  I also had to uncover, discover and discard a lot of character defects that were keeping me sick before I could fully recover.
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Today my life is much easier now that my default is to just tell the truth.  I no longer feel the need to defend or construct a big story because today I’ve learned how to be responsible and honest.  Today I go through life looking for ways to be of service rather than to cheat or deceive.  It’s a wonderful feeling to be able to look someone in the eye again and feel a part of the human race.  And best of all, my memory has improved because today I tell the truth.
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