Changing it Up This Summer – Best of Excursions Magazine

summer changes flower fields


Are you making some changes to your lifestyle this summer? Starting a more rigorous exercise routine? Or experiencing the joys and complications of early recovery? Maybe the long summer days (and nights) have you thinking it’s time to change it up. Exploring all the things you like to do other than indulge in addictive substances.


We’ve assembled some excellent beach reads. All designed to help you make the right summer choices. Ask yourself the tough questions. Dig deep and be creative. And look around you – we know you’ll find something that makes your jaw drop with awe …


Change it Up – The Best of Excursions


Drinking Problem? How Do I Know if I Have One?

What Things Do you Enjoy Instead of Drinking?

Someone asked me this question the other day. It’s a good one given alcohol used to fill a lot of my days. Like, a lot.   Let’s think it through. I would start drinking at 5pm on the dot and usually fell into bed at around 10pm … so that makes at least 5 [read more…]



Fostering Feelings of Awe

Michiganders have always been my favorite group of people for many reasons. I LOVE the way that Michiganders love their state. From Detroit, to Grand Rapids, to Traverse City, to the Upper Peninsula – you would be hard pressed to find a Michigander who did not endorse and thoroughly enjoy the natural beauty of their [read more…]



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