Spring Cleaning, Spring Recovery! The Best of Excursions…

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Never has the Michigan collective longed so for spring. We are tough and stoic, but there was that ice storm. And the wind, whiteouts and relentless cold. And three inches of snow put little white stocking-caps on the daffodils. Enough is enough and we are more than ready to put away the snow shoes and try out our newfound health, wellness and recovery on a landscape that is not whitewashed.

 

No more scraping of windows. No more wearing of mukluks. It’s spring! And what a wonderful time to be in recovery – everything is new and beautiful. Rejoice! And enjoy the best of Excursions Spring Edition:

 

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9 Extraordinary Health Benefits of a Michigan Spring

It occurred to me this weekend, that spring has finally sprung. It sneaks up on you when you live in Michigan. Suddenly, there is a fresher feel to the air – birds are tweeting, warbling and chirping as you amble to your car in the morning. And miraculously, the barren trees are sprouting a riot [read more…]

 

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Gracefully Welcoming Change: Recovery in an Ever-Changing World

Change. Many of us struggle to navigate it gracefully. To create meaningful change, we have to do things differently. We must engage in some self-reflection. And practice self-awareness. And admit our shortcomings… It’s a lot of work.   I could draw a metaphor, here, about the changing seasons (it’s finally starting to feel like spring [read more…]

 

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Why Springtime is a Great Time to Get Sober

As the seasons change from winter to spring here in west Michigan, I find myself having the same conversation with the women of Sanford House over and over. It always ends with me saying, “There is a reason you feel so good.” Seasonal changes can affect us in many ways: emotionally, physically, mentally and [read more…]

 

 

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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.