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Self-love and healthy relationships with SHE RECOVERS

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 reward centres and pleasure networks. She believes that humans are wired for kindness. When we act from kindness, we feel aligned with our deepest human…

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Envisioning a New Year with SHE RECOVERS

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 until that moment, our childhoods, life events, traumas etc., as energy (neither good or bad) filling a large bowl. Then she asked us to visualize…

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Sharing our Gifts with SHE RECOVERS

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 but the altruistic kind we give to others without expectation of return. But what happens when we lose touch with our inner gifts? In 1957…

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Reclaiming Lost Dreams with SHE RECOVERS

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 Palm Desert.  The contrast between the arid wasteland and the rich fertile vegetation symbolizes the power of reclamation. What we nurture grows. It’s no wonder…

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Cultivating Mindfulness with SHE RECOVERS

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 every bit of energy you’ve got to look after others or meet demands you’ve put on yourself? Last Saturday, I hit the “screw-it” button and…

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Focusing on Financial Awareness with SHE RECOVERS

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 with four tires and a steering wheel. Each tire represents an area of your life essential to your overall well being, like your mental, physical,…

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Developing a positive mindset with SHE RECOVERS

Written by Kim Westlake The way we talk to ourselves almost always determines how we are going to think, feel and react to external situations and events in our lives – negatively or positively. Most of us have experienced self-sabotaging thinking that has resulted in negative self-fulfilling prophecies.  So how do we shift our negative…

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“Saying Yes to Less” with SHE RECOVERS

SHE RECOVERS Coach Kim Westlake Written by Kim Westlake At SHE RECOVERS we recognize the importance of facilitating whole-life recovery focusing on mental, emotional, physical, social and spiritual wellbeing. Each month at the SHE RECOVERS Sharing Circles we discuss a topic that supports resiliency and building recovery capital in our lives. July’s topic is “Saying…

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SHE RECOVERS Sharing Circles come to Avalon Women’s Centres

Written by Kim Westlake More and more women are choosing recovery long before they hit the typical hard bottoms characterized by devastation of body, mind, spirit, relationships and so on. We are all recovering from something (loss, grief, relationships, substance use, health issues etc.) at times in our lives. Wherever we are in our own…

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