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The 12-Step Cafe | Recovery and a Coffee!?

The 12-Step Cafe, operated by George, is a wonderful place to create and build #RecoveryCapital.  The cafe serves light meals and snacks during the day, as well as a variety of hot and cold drinks.  The ethos of the cafe at The Foundation…
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Women's Month - Let's Get Real Ladies! | By Ingrid Lotze

Women’s Month – Lets Get Real Ladies! Women’s Day – A day filled with charge for both men and women and yet not many know what the day commemorates, never mind what the month is about! On Women’s Day I was part of a group of…
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What is #RecoveryCapital?

As a person in long-term recovery as well as a coach that works with individuals and groups around substance abuse and addictive behaviour disorders, I sometimes find the amount of ideas, thought, theories and models around addiction and recovery…
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Are You Living the Life You Imagined!?

Sometimes there is a question during a coaching session that really resonates with me.  Powerful questions that leave you with a strange sense of discomfort, mulling over them for ages…looking into the deep recesses of your conscious and…
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What's Your Reaction?

The Silly Season is approaching and that means that there will be triggers aplenty for anyone - whether in recovery or not!  Because everyone is triggered by situations all the time.  It's just how we cope with it that varies.  Unacknowledged…
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I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become!

There is no shame in being or knowing someone with a substance abuse disorder! It's time to let go of the guilt and embarrassment that is felt around having a dependence on a substance.  People who develop substance abuse disorders are not…
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RECOVERY & WELLNESS COACHING - PRINCIPLE NO 1

by Anthony Eldridge-Rogers Founder of the Foundation for Recovery and Wellness International The practice of Recovery and Wellness Coaching rests on 4 principles. Principe Number 1 is “Recovery and Wellness always comes from the person…
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What if I fall!?

As you may have noticed from my posts, I truly believe that I am living my purpose by "paying it forward" and aiding others on their journey through recovery.  And it's incredibly rewarding work walking with someone as they grow and develop,…
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Education is a weapon!?

I spent three days at the end of last week at recovery coach training at Sharp Treatment Centre which was an interesting and fulfilling learning experience.  As a certified life and recovery coach I am extremely interested in new ideas, tools…
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Detox Food for Your Mind and Body

People often underestimate the power and benefit of eating detox food to improve their health and lifestyle. There is a very real connection between the mind and body, the way the body feels plays a huge role in how the brain functions and determines…