Health & Wellness in Recovery

Spring Has Sprung: Fitness in Recovery

Spring has sprung at Aurora and we can take fitness outside once again. It’s Spring again…hopefully!  After the last blast of snow, it’s time to start looking outside again for some happy sunlight vitamins and get that body moving again.  Even with this latest wave of restricions, we now have OUTSIDE! Conscious Breathing Time: 5+min Spring Has Sprung: Fitness in Recovery

SHE RECOVERS: Women Recovering Together

Dawn Nickel from SHE RECOVERS: Women in Recovery

SHE RECOVERS: Women Recovering Together International Women’s Day is about to command the media’s attention on March 8, and the co-founder of the largest women’s recovery foundation in the world is asked for her thoughts on the big day. “Well, every day is women’s day here, right?” says Dawn Nickel with a shrug and a SHE RECOVERS: Women Recovering Together

COVID And Substance Use: National Addictions Awareness Week

COVID And Substance Use: National Addictions Awareness Week

National Addictions Awareness Week is in full swing, with today shining the spotlight on the effects of  COVID and substance use disorders. As COVID-19 dominates the newswires, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) reports that its inquiries during the pandemic have found “people who use substances report a loss of social connection COVID And Substance Use: National Addictions Awareness Week

Martial Arts Meditation, ARCFit

ARCFit Martial Arts Meditation

Martial Arts Meditation: Chi Kung Exercises, Wu Ji & Splitting Heaven and Earth  Martial Arts Meditation, Chi Kung is an ancient exercise that helps with balancing our energy, life force (chi), health and healing. At Aurora, we have the option to practice helping with our meditation and healing as part of our recovery. In this Martial Arts Meditation, ARCFit

Healthy Hobbies Heal Hearts

Healthy Hobbies Heal Hearts

Healthy hobbies heal hearts: Lisa is the well-loved, creative, quirky and quick-witted, receptionist at Aurora Recovery Centre.  She has been with Aurora since February of 2017 and can be seen manning the desk on evenings and weekends.  She is known for her sweater scarf collection, fashionable frames, legendary lipstick and signature “Hi! How are you?” Healthy Hobbies Heal Hearts

Fitness Goal Setting in Recovery

Fitness Goal Setting in Recovery

Fitness goal-setting in recovery: It’s the new year and for some, it’s the perfect time to set and re-set goals!  As you grow in your recovery, setting and achieving fitness goals become part of your success story.  SMART Goal setting is a popular and effective way to help ensure that you set and keep. Use S.M.A.R.T. Fitness Goal Setting in Recovery

Serotonin And Other Tips For Abstinence

Serotonin And Other Tips For Abstinence

Serotonin And Other Tips For Abstinence: Nobody wants to be addicted to a harmful substance. Drug and alcohol abuse is not only detrimental to your physical health but also for your mental health. Unfortunately, so many individuals that suffer from addiction relapse after their first few attempts at quitting, because the temptations and urges are Serotonin And Other Tips For Abstinence

Talking to Your Kids about Marijuana

Four Tips on Talking to Your Kids about Marijuana

Talking to Your Kids about Marijuana: Even though your children say, “it’s just weed” there is evidence that proves it causes harm. In fact, one out of every six teens who use marijuana will develop a marijuana use disorder. Early and regular use in teens can affect the teen’s brain development. Research also has proved Talking to Your Kids about Marijuana