Health & Wellness in Recovery

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

Finding Fitness Balance in a Lockdown

Finding balance in recovery

While the world is considering another lockdown, it is important to your recovery to find time to work on your personal fitness.  While we already know about the importance of finding balance in your life and recovery, in this issue, I’ll be talking about finding balance from a physical training perspective. Balance training includes exercises Finding Fitness Balance in a Lockdown

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

Living Room Workout With Eddie

living room workout

Living room workout with Eddie: With winter on its way here, it’s important to remember to try to keep physically active as part of your recovery.  If you don’t have access to a gym, you always can work out at home. Bodyweight training is some of the best out there. Here are some easy exercises Living Room Workout With Eddie

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

Pottery at Aurora Recovery Centre

Pottery at Aurora Recovery Centre

Saturday afternoons are often times of insight and growth for our members in the residential treatment phase at Aurora. Many are outside undergoing the cleansing and re-birth process in the Sweat Lodge. Others opt to participate in creative activities facilitated by various staff members, and this story focuses on the pottery work graciously led by Pottery at Aurora Recovery Centre

Fitness Goal Setting in Recovery

Fitness Goal Setting in Recovery

The perfect plan for 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 Fitness Goal Setting in Recovery

Four Helpful Tips to Help You Refrain from Substance Use

Four Helpful Tips to Help You Refrain from Substance Use

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 too powerful to overcome fully. Failing Four Helpful Tips to Help You Refrain from Substance Use

Five Amazing Ways You’re Going to Change in Recovery

Five Amazing Ways You’re Going to Change in Recovery

Earlier this month we explained five miraculous ways you’re going to change in recovery. If you’re still wondering why you should choose to recovery from drugs and alcohol, here are five more reasons. The list is endless. Ways You’re Going To Change in Recovery You’re going to be empowered Empowerment means to “make (someone) stronger and more Five Amazing Ways You’re Going to Change in Recovery

Four Benefits of Outpatient Recovery Programs

Four Benefits of Outpatient Recovery Programs

Outpatient treatment programs like our Comprehensive Addiction Treatment (C.A.T) program allow members to attend structured treatment sessions and return to their own environments each week. Enhancing spiritual life, becoming educated on addiction, and learning skills to avoid relapse are only a few benefits of our CAT program. Through the group process, you will learn how Four Benefits of Outpatient Recovery Programs

Eat Healthy for Under $65 a Week

Eat healthy cheap

Many people’s bank accounts are running on low on funds from the holiday season, even though they are jumping right into their New Year’s resolutions. For many people, this year, they hope to save money and eat healthy for their resolutions. But, according to a new study by Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph, people Eat Healthy for Under $65 a Week

Four Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Four Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Yes, New Year’s resolutions may be exciting, but they can also be overwhelming for some. Many people overthink their resolutions resulting in failing to reach their goals due to stress and anxiety. There are several items to consider when overcoming the anxiety of not meeting your goals. For one, it’s a brutal time of the Four Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

How to Journal

How to Journal

Journaling can be an important tool to help someone on the road to recovery. Often, a recovering addict needs to apply self-help resources to achieve the growth and healing that is necessary to overcome the addictive behaviours. Looking inward and identifying the patterns and thoughts can be a powerful way to initiate change and shine How to Journal

Five Mindfulness Tips for Beginners

Five Mindfulness Tips for Beginners

Mindfulness can be very helpful in avoiding relapse. Two key elements in addiction recovery and maintaining sobriety are found in a person’s ability to manage stress and personal triggers. It’s impossible to avoid stress and triggers altogether. But, the practice of mindfulness can be helpful to handle the emotions and avoid relapse. What is Mindfulness? According Five Mindfulness Tips for Beginners

Five Changes to Your Routine for Wellness

Five Changes to Your Routine for Wellness

Addiction recovery is more than just changing a few behaviours to overcome bad habits. Once a person has fallen into addiction, it takes a full, holistic approach to help them recover their health in all aspects of life: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Rather than focusing on just ceasing the unhealthy behaviour, it is more Five Changes to Your Routine for Wellness

How To Meditate Effectively

how to meditate

Meditate for relaxation and to think deeply. There are many definitions of meditation and many purposes for meditation. When I first started to learn meditation, one of my meditation teachers said that it was important to ask oneself why one is meditating. What is the meditation for? Most people are inclined to say they want to How To Meditate Effectively