Recovering Gratitude

It’s the ability to love and be loved, a willingness to forgive, it is compassion and celebrating the present. It is also something you want to pay forward.
– Lisa Simone – National Communications Director, FSRC

Recovering Gratitude

First Father’s Day

First Father’s Day

Tuesday, I became a dad. Yesterday was my one-year anniversary with my amazing and supportive wife. Today is my first Father's Day with our five-day old baby girl Zoey and on Tuesday we will be purchasing a condo in Hawaii (yes Hawaii) where we moved a few months ago....

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Impending Doom

Impending Doom

Bob L. at the Banff Round Up left us with this aphorism: “I was always cleaning up the wreckage of the future.” One understanding of this is the fear and anxiety that I experience during the day. Often, I have started the day with a sense of impending doom. At other...

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Having a Name Does Not Fix It

Having a Name Does Not Fix It

Having a name for something, especially a problem is beautiful. It just helps. It can steer to the correct treatment or solution. Or at least away from the wrong remedies or solutions. But it does not fix the problem, fixing requires action. I am an alcoholic. I drank...

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Jenny From the Block

Jenny From the Block

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is your own background with Fresh Start Recovery? Jennifer Kent-Charpentier: I have been involved with Fresh Start for over 10 years now, I have been a part of the addiction counselling team from the start of my employment. Jacobsen: How...

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Loving Recovery

Loving Recovery

On February 14, 2013 I updated my Facebook status to say how good life was and how lucky I am to have met the man of my dreams and how grateful I am for having two healthy beautiful kids. Just three short hours later, my world came crashing down when I learned that my...

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Liberia and Liberation

Liberia and Liberation

An Interview with Tong Liech - Support Worker, Fresh Start Recovery Centre Scott Douglas Jacobsen *This interview has been edited.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: To begin, was there a family background with addiction or recovery? Tong Liech: Yes, my father was a bit of a...

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Being Where I Am

Being Where I Am

I heard a great comment at a meeting recently. The person sharing said, “I can choose to be where my feet are located, or not.” I can choose to be where my feet are located. I can choose to be present where I am. I can choose to grow where I am planted. Or I can fail...

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Happy Blessed Merry Christmas

Happy Blessed Merry Christmas

As Christmas draws nearer we want to let you know how grateful we are to share connection and community with you. Perhaps our days (or weeks) have been filled with the hustle and bustle of the season and we are shaking hands, showing up at holiday gatherings,...

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My Last Best Choice

My Last Best Choice

My Last Best Choice We hunger for stories of meaning, of relationship, of relating, of connection, and of  people having the courage to feel their fear and "do it" anyway.  We need one another’s stories. They help us grow and they help us soften. As Arthur Frank...

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