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Self-love and healthy relationships with SHE RECOVERS

By Caitlin McBride | February 4, 2020

Written by Kim Westlake Experiencing joy in giving to ourselves and others is good for us. Neuroscientist Tania Singer has discovered that compassion towards ourselves and others triggers the brain’s…

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A simple practice of loving-kindness: Metta meditation

By Caitlin McBride | January 29, 2020

Written by Mercedes Miller When we think of meditation, we often think of quieting our minds, sitting in silence, noticing distractions and allowing them to pass. This can be a…

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Note to Self Workshop: Physical Self Care

By Caitlin McBride | January 14, 2020

Written by Mercedes Miller The words “self-care” used to make me think of face masks, yoga and luxurious retreats in warm places. These things often seemed unattainable, unrealistic and if…

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When New Year’s resolutions aren’t for you

By Caitlin McBride | January 13, 2020

Written by Mercedes Miller New year’s resolutions, especially at the beginning of a new decade, can seem daunting and we can feel pressured to make big changes in 2020. Sometimes…

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Envisioning a New Year with SHE RECOVERS

By Caitlin McBride | January 9, 2020

Written by Kim Westlake In 2018 I attended a clearing ceremony in Mexico led by a shamanic healer who asked us to envision everything that has happened to us up…

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Self-care workshops coming to Avalon Women’s Centres!

By Caitlin McBride | December 16, 2019

One of the often-overlooked components of relapse prevention is lifestyle balance and self-care. To help with this, we are excited to announce that from January to April 2020 there will…

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Sharing our Gifts with SHE RECOVERS

By Caitlin McBride | December 11, 2019

December’s topic for our SHE RECOVERS Sharing Circles is “Sharing our Gifts.” Written by Kim Westlake We all have special gifts to share in this world. Not the reciprocal kind…

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Creating a journaling community

By Caitlin McBride | December 10, 2019

Written by Mercedes Miller We are social creatures by nature and we understand that healing, self-discovery and growth do not have to be journeys that we tackle alone. Spiritual beliefs…

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Three reasons why staying sober feels harder during the holidays

By Caitlin McBride | December 6, 2019

The holiday season can be full of joy, love and connection with friends and family. But for many in recovery, the holidays can also be a difficult time filled with…

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Avalon Recovery Society 2019 AGM

By Caitlin McBride | December 4, 2019

Avalon members, board members and staff at the 2019 AGM on December 2, 2019 On Monday, December 2 2019, Avalon held its 29th Annual General Meeting. Attended by Avalon Recovery…

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Meet an Avalon volunteer

By Caitlin McBride | December 3, 2019

“It gives me joy to give back,” says Avalon volunteer Polly. An active volunteer at Avalon Women’s Centre White Rock, Polly first started volunteering with Avalon after she retired and…

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Elves & Artists: A Holiday Concert full of festive fun

By Caitlin McBride | November 25, 2019

Performers Meghan Siems and Andrei Diaconu. Photo credit Beverly Malcolm On November 22, members and supporters of the Avalon community in White Rock came together to show their musical talents…

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