We are grateful to all the contributing writers, who graced Excursions in 2018. And in a fleeting, online world the following three articles stood the test of time. With titles, authors and topics that continue to be searched and read over and over.
The Best of Excursions
Our goal is to bring a rich resource to our clients, to those in long term recovery, and also to folks who are thinking about getting help. And with articles on Therapist Interviews, Celebrities in Recovery and Advice for Loved Ones, we cover a wide swath of topics about the disease of addiction and recovery.
Thanks to Guest Columnist, Randy Flood; Sanford House Art Therapist, Jess Kimmel; and the inimitable Lotta Dann of Mrs. D is Going Without/Within. Happy New Year to you all and keep those great articles coming!
Human suffering is all around us. We learn of untold trauma—sexual abuse, bullying, domestic violence, early and sudden deaths of loved ones, exposure to combat, life altering injuries, etc. It makes us wonder how individuals survive and move on to live life. We are inspired by heroic stories of survival and healing. The [read more…]
It’s finally July and Grand Rapids has blossomed into the bright, bustling community I love. Families are spending evenings on the porch… watching kids draw with chalk… grilling all manner of meats and veg. These days, it can be easy to slip into a habit of mid-week drinking, what with holidays and get-togethers and [read more…]
Early sobriety is hard as hell. Anyone who says otherwise is lying. It takes guts, commitment, and bravery to remove alcohol from your life and relearn how to live as a sober person. It does get much easier the more time that goes on not drinking… But there’s no getting away from the [read more…]