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Finding Our Voice, Living Our Heart: Using Council Principles In Daily Life

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“Being vulnerable doesn’t have to be threatening.  Just have the courage to be sincere, open and honest.  This opens the door to deeper communication all around. It creates self-empowerment and the kind of connections with others we all want in life.  Speaking from the heart frees us from the secrets that burden us.  These secrets are what make us sick or fearful.  Speaking truth helps you get clarity on your real heart directives.” – Sara Paddison, The Hidden Power of the Heart It took me until my early thirties to really accept that in order to live a life of authenticity and truth I needed to make a paradigm shift.  This shift was based on moving the guiding force in my life from the mind […]

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Recovery Is Possible!

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The following story was originally published October 2014 in Feminine Voices: True Stories Of Women Transforming Leadership, a Heal My Voice collaborative book. RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE! By Beth Terrence “A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.” ~ Working Definition Of Recovery (www.samhsa.gov) My life has been a journey of recovery.  I grew up in a family with severe mental health challenges and active addiction.  I experienced extreme psychological, verbal, emotional and physical abuse.  How I managed to survive those experiences is a miracle in many ways, but somehow I did.  Today, I am able to see the gift in what for many years felt like pointless suffering. […]

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Welcome To Holistic Recovery Pathways!

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“RECOVERY is a reclaiming 
of 
the
 self.” Giving  an experience of the “whole” self
 as well as the 
knowledge 
and awareness of holistic resources and tools
 can help people to create a foundation for long-term recovery and well-being.  Knowing oneself – body, mind, emotion and spirit, is a key to transformation and healing on many levels.  By learning to connect with themselves on a deeper level, people in recovery become better able to 
understand
 and respond to what is arising
 for them as 
they move through the stages of
 change,
 self-exploration and
 the creation of a new way of being – one of long-term recovery. Holistic Recovery Pathways offers a person-centered, transformational, strengths based support for Addiction & Mental Health Recovery by: Providing
 knowledge
, understanding & 
awareness
 of
 […]

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