I Love Recovery Cafe & BuzzKill Pod Talk Gender Issues In Recovery

Check out Buzzkill Pod here Much is written about how addiction affects men and women differently, but little is discussed about how recovery affects each. Nicola from www.iloverecovery.com and Paul from www.buzzkillpod.com converse about recovery and how it can differ in the two sexes. Physical, emotional, mental, societal, sexual and psychological aspects can affect how men and women approach recovery.   <code> </code>       Continue reading

In The Rooms/Satori Waters “Soberchobee”, at Okeechobee Music Festival! – By Ken Pomerance,

This story starts about 60 days ago. One of our associates, a psychologist at a treatment center I work with, mentioned that he was going to go to the 4 day long, Okeechobee Music Festival. This event was being put together from the same folks who promote Bonaroo in Tennessee. He then said that his daughter works for the promoters in a managerial capacity. Our first question was, is there going to be a “safe tent” there and if not, can we do it? For the next week or so, we went back and forth with phone calls and emails getting more information about the event, and telling the promoters about InTheRooms.com and Satori Waters Treatment Centers. There were many forms to fill out and insurance policies that needed to be purchased, but we were fully committed to doing this. We finally got permission to set up “Soberchobee” at Okeechobee!… Continue reading

Recovering My Feminine Self Revolutionized My Addiction Recovery – By Nicola O’Hanlon

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I chose to become” – Carl Gustav Jung – It is my deepest belief, that the root cause of my addiction and ill mental health issues, is suppression of my spirit. My true essence. The person that I was born to be. I talk about it and write about it often. That suppression came in the form of forced dogmatic religion, societal conformity to perceived normality, lack of freedom to express my truth or any truth, and shaming and abuse of my sexuality and femininity. I believe that for many others in recovery or indeed in addiction, this is a relevant issue. Many of us, both male and female, who ran from life through addiction are free spirits forced to live in situations that are intolerable to us. Most of the time we aren’t really conscious of our deep inner… Continue reading

Embody The Fullness of Womanhood – By Kyczy Hawk

I have been on this planet for a while – and in my recovery just about half as long. I have seen society go through a number of shifts regarding women, and I have seen women go through a number of shifts regarding themselves. The rooms of recovery have changed in response to both of these. From the early days when recovering women were seen as potential threats to their newly sober husbands, to the need to be warned against thirteen stepping for reasons of safety as well as sanity; the role of women in recovery has changed. From the back row to leadership roles women are embodying their strength and voice. Yoga, once the exclusive practice of men has nearly reversed – where men are fewer in number in many studios. (Author’s note: Look, however, to leadership and status- the gender of those in that forum is out of… Continue reading

Ladies! Let Nutrition Boost Your Recovery – By Kathleen Russell

When entering recovery we embark upon a journey with many new perspectives from different sources that can help us heal from a seemingly hopeless state of existence. Lots of options and information. However, as women we are often the main caretakers in our environments and have many roles we need to attend to. Our own self-care takes a backseat. We begin to suffer from the lack of attention to the fine details of our mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health. The merry go round of distractions can continue to the end of our lives – or we can stop and ask ourselves is this really enough for me? Our Nutrition plays a huge role in the health and function of all these areas. Overall health for our feminine state and slowing down the premature aging process can be done by learning simple, effective self-care steps beginning with the food we… Continue reading