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:
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…]
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…]
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…]