Health & Wellness in Recovery

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

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

Eat Healthy for Under $65 a Week

Eat healthy cheap

Eat Healthy for Under $65 a Week: Many people’s bank accounts are running 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 Eat Healthy for Under $65 a Week

Beat the Winter Blues: Four Tips

Four Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

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 Beat the Winter Blues: Four Tips

Holiday Mocktails for a Sober Holiday Party

5 Best Holiday Mocktails for a Sober Holiday Party

Holiday Mocktails for a Sober Holiday Party: One of the best ways to stay sober during the holiday season is to be proactive with planning sober parties and activities. If it’s too tempting to spend time around family and friends who will be drinking, you might need to schedule other social events that fit your Holiday Mocktails for a Sober Holiday Party

How to Journal Effectively

How to Journal

How to Journal Effectively: 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 How to Journal Effectively