Exercise, Positive Thinking, Challenges – Finding Calm Within the Crazy



When life gets busy and overwhelming, it can be difficult to find peace and comfort. Our wellness coach Kathy Morrow says moving your body, having good thoughts, and challenging yourself are ways to help you find the calm within the crazy during the holidays, and all year round. These are her picks for great reading material from Excursions.


Stop the Booze, Start to Move: Why Is Rigorous Exercise Important to Your Recovery?


The past few months I’ve learned a lot about addiction, treatment, and recovery. It’s not because I’m an addict myself or that anyone I know (that I’m aware of) is either. I’m a marketing assistant for Sanford House, a drug and alcohol addiction treatment center. It’s my job to research and learn about different social network [read more]



Why is Positive Thinking So Good For Your Recovery?


Recently, I was in a group of women in recovery and I asked everyone what they were grateful for – with a caveat. I usually spearhead any gratefulness pledge (my children, a recent hike, my sobriety…), but my car had just been towed away and I was feeling a bit negative about the potential outcome. There was a mar [read more]


Scared of Heights? Climb a Rock Wall!


When Sanford House Wellness Coach, Kathy Morrow heard about the rock climbing wall at the YMCA, she was unimpressed. Actually she was wary. She’s fit as a fiddle, but afraid of heights. The women residents had been looking at the wall every time they went to the Grand Rapids YMCA, and their requests to “try [read more]








Sanford Behavioral Health is a residential and outpatient facility located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sanford offers excellence in evidence-based practice models in a home-like, restorative setting. Our clinicians, supported by our medical team, focus on resolving the underlying issues that often cause substance use, such as trauma, unhealthy relationships, co-occurring disorders and isolation. Programs include both in-person and telehealth: residential, day programs, intensive outpatient, outpatient, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), education and relapse prevention classes, one-on-one and family therapy, and alumni and family support groups. At Sanford, we want to inspire you to find your inner grit, rekindle your interests and engage your passion.