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Reclaiming Lost Dreams with SHE RECOVERS

By Caitlin McBride | November 6, 2019

November’s topic for our SHE RECOVERS Sharing Circles is “Reclaiming Lost Dreams.” Written by Kim Westlake As I write this I’m looking out over the San Andreas mountain range and…

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Peace Arch Hospital Foundation supports childcare expansion in White Rock

By Caitlin McBride | October 28, 2019

Pictured: Leanne Utendale, Centre Manager at Avalon Women’s Centre White Rock, Polly Paton, Avalon Childminder and Ashley McGuire, Community Engagement Officer at Peace Arch Hospital Foundation We’re excited to announce…

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Apps for Wellness

By Caitlin McBride | October 24, 2019

Are you looking for something to keep you on track with your wellness goals, or just some extra support to achieve them? Mobile applications can be a great way to…

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Cultivating Mindfulness with SHE RECOVERS

By Caitlin McBride | October 8, 2019

Written by Kim Westlake October’s topic for our SHE RECOVERS Sharing Circles is “Cultivating Mindfulness.”   Do you ever find yourself feeling overwhelmed with a perpetual “to-do” list? Squeezing out…

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Focusing on Financial Awareness with SHE RECOVERS

By Caitlin McBride | September 12, 2019

Written by Kim Westlake September’s topic for our SHE RECOVERS Sharing Circles is “Focusing on Financial Awareness.”   Imagine a metaphor for your life in perfect balance as a car…

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A Story of Recovery with Avalon

By Caitlin McBride | September 9, 2019

This is a personal story from a woman of Avalon. Names and identifying details have been removed.  The Avalon Women’s Center has been the key to my heart. My journey…

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10 Reasons to Make September Your Month for Recovery

By Caitlin McBride | September 7, 2019

Written by Carrie DeJong and originally published at September is Recovery Month in Canada – it coincides with Recovery Day celebrations in September that are happening in cities across…

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#RecoveryRecommendations: Recovery Online

By Caitlin McBride | September 6, 2019

In our final #RecoveryRecommendations post, we are sharing some of the great recovery communities that exist online. These websites and social media groups are a great place to go to…

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#RecoveryRecommendations: Recovery Resources

By Caitlin McBride | September 5, 2019

Today, as part of our #RecoveryRecommendations series, we’re looking at the resources that are available in our communities for when you need a helping hand. As always, we welcome you…

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#RecoveryRecommendations: Recovery Reads

By Caitlin McBride | September 3, 2019

Today’s #RecoveryRecommendations focus is on great books for recovery. These fantastic reads are about the steps to recovery as well as living your best life and being true to yourself.…

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#RecoveryRecommendations: Recovery Listens

By Caitlin McBride | September 2, 2019

September is Recovery Month! To celebrate we’re kicking off the month with a series of #RecoveryRecommendations posts featuring helpful resources and information to support you along your recovery journey. Each…

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Celebrating #RecoveryMonth!

By Caitlin McBride | September 1, 2019

September is Recovery Month in Canada! This month is dedicated to sharing a message of hope for addiction recovery and breaking down the stigma around addiction and mental health. We…

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