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Desiderata

08/09/20

Desiderata Go placidly mind the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons,  they are vexations to the spirit.  If you compare yourself with others,  you may become vain and bitter;  for

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International Day of Charity

03/09/20

The International Day of Charity is an international day observed annually on 5 September. It was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012. The prime purpose of the International Day of Charity is to raise awareness and provide a common platform for charity related activities all over the world for individuals, charitable, philanthropic and volunteer organizations for their own purposes on the local, national, regional and internat

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What Makes Family Support Essential to Recovery

02/09/20

Any successful attempt to overcome a significant challenge in life comes back to who’s playing on your team. The significant “players” in the recovery process are the significant others of the clients who begin treatment for chemical dependency. Significant others are the people often most impacted by your lack of sobriety, yet they can become some of your best allies during recovery. Significant others are often the most invested in your reco

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60 Seconds with Jayne

27/08/20

We are happy to welcome Jayne to the Silkworth Charity Shop. Jayne, who successfully set up and ran The Durrell Charity Shop, will now be taking the helm at Silkworth! 1). What does Silkworth mean to you? Hope.  Having recently seen someone coming to the end of their Silkworth program, who was previously being bounced from service to service, looking so well and so positive for their future it was an inspiration  2). You run the

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The Beauty of Boundaries & Self Care

02/07/20

"Setting boundaries is a way of caring for myself. It doesn't make me mean, selfish, or uncaring because I don't do things your way. I care about me too." —Christine Morgan The Art of Boundaries Drawing on a sports metaphor, we speak of setting and observing boundaries in relationships. Behaviour that we deem acceptable, is "within bounds" in our relationships, and what we consider unacceptable is totally out of bounds. We need to know wh

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