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
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)
Check it out! This is one enjoyable & candid book by pro skateboarder Brandon Novak called Dreamseller!
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)
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)
CBD Gummy Recipe: You don’t have to be a master chef to make these CBD gummies. You just need to mix all the ingredients together, stir, and pour into a silicone mold for them to set. The hardest part of the whole process is measuring out how much CBD you want each gummy to contain, which isn’t … Continue reading SHARED: CBD-Infused Recipes to Try — RJ Plant
Stop here and indulge me for just a moment, and consider that, will you? What if you had a magic pen and EVERYTHING you wrote with it CAME TRUE! Would you want a pen like that? What would you write? What would your to-do list look like? What dreams would you want to come true? … Continue reading SHARED: Purple Mindfulness — Juli Ocean
Yesterday was tough. I went to an AA meeting last night, but that was a last-minute decision. I typically go to the only meeting that my hometown hosts on Friday evenings because it’s nearby and the people there are generally very kind and welcoming. So, I was planning on attending this meeting, known as “The Outreach … Continue reading ENTRY: My perpetual disdain for cross-talking at AA
Being in recovery myself, I tend to notice certain behaviors of the folks seeking recovery themselves as they proceed through the intake process at work. In case you weren’t already aware, I work as a peer recovery coach at a treatment center specializing in MAT therapy (we offer both methadone and Suboxone) and mental health … Continue reading ENTRY: Patients inflate use history to ensure treatment