I sincerely hope you enjoy the second and final part of the interview, as this was so enjoyable to produce. Erik is a wonderful teacher to me and really everyone else on our "O.H.H." team at the office. In fact, I hope to conduct more interviews with him and other co-workers as I realized recently … Continue reading PODCAST: Continuing the conversation w/ reiki master teacher Erik (Interview, pt. 2)
As a peer specialist, I get to talk to and help some amazing patients. Another part of the job that I love, though, is my fellow staff members. One of the most perceptive, resourceful, and truly inspired individuals with whom I get to work each day is Erik Giguere. He is a registered nurse, but … Continue reading PODCAST: The holistic approach to addiction w/ reiki master Erik Giguere, RN (Interview, pt. 1)
I aim for redemption by way of self-reflection; we should all do the same. We all must become willing to explore deep self-reflection in order to become whole. Many of us in this "sober movement" understand that, in order to shed the old, we must become willing to take suggestions (The Steps from AA) #1, … Continue reading FROM-1-2-1: Shedding the Darkness
So, I've just been turned on to the beautiful, endearing, recovery-themed lyrics of Maine-based Young Swagg. If you click his name, you will be guided into his official Facebook page where you can hear his stuff. I actually think he's wonderful, and it's not often that I plug new artists on the blog! But this … Continue reading New music recommendation: Young Swagg!
Check out the SoundCloud link! In this episode of Chigurida Badaku, RJ Radha is in conversation with Puttanna, who is a Peer Counselor at KC General Hospital. He talks about the rising number of drop-outs among the PLHIV and the reasons behind it. Puttanna talks in detail about the fear people harbour about the side-effects … Continue reading Chigurida Badaku: Peer Counselor Puttanna Explains Why HIV Patients Drop-out of ART Regimens — Radio Active CR 90.4 MHz
Check it out! This is wonderful book by pro skateboarder Brandon Novak called Dreamseller!
Despite the acoustic tune being released approximately 25 years ago, I think "Little Sister" is artfully realistic. Even the way she frantically picks out the melody and sings those endearing words denotes sensitivity towards addiction. Plus, it has always been one of my many absolute favorites on this classic record. In fact, Jewel's debut album … Continue reading MEDIA: Little Sister, by singer-songwriter Jewel
Although you probably remember learning about mitochondria and the Cold War back in high school, there’s one lesson we all wish we’d learned then: that leaving our teen years behind does not necessarily mean being acne-free. While most of us hoped that our breakouts would be the least of our worries after our prom photos … Continue reading SHARED: Yet another use for CBD oil… stampin’ out acne! (RJ Plant)