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Sharing as Inspiration

18/07/19

Chemical dependency is an illness that isolates us and makes us feel alone and misunderstood. The more we can share with each other, the more guidance and inspiration we can provide for one another. When we hear another person’s story that touches us in a meaningful way, it often comes right when we need it, when we’re in a dark place and suffering. We need other people when we’re in this place. We need other people to help us feel less isolated

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Thinking of donating to the Silkworth Charity shop? Here's why you should...

08/07/19

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”   -       Winston Churchill Giving to charity makes you feel good The knowledge that you’re helping others is hugely empowering and, in turn, can make you feel happier and more fulfilled. Research has identified a link between making a donation to charity and increased activity in the area of the brain that registers pleasure - proving that as the saying goes, it really is

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Sun, Sand & Surf - Health Benefits of the Beach

02/07/19

We are lucky to live on such a beautiful island with easy access to our stunning beaches. Waves gently crashing along the shore. Sunlight streaming from a cloudless sky. Miles of seemingly-endless sand joining the horizon. Sounds pretty peaceful, doesn’t it? And for many of us who spend most weekday hours indoors, it doesn’t take much persuasion to peel off the layers and catch some sun But if you do need more reasons to hit the beach, find out

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Love Yourself into Recovery

13/06/19

Love Yourself into Recovery One of the greatest struggles in recovery and in life is the struggle to accept and love ourselves, with all our shortcomings and imperfections. This can be extremely tough, because more often than not we simply don’t believe that we are worthy and lovable. Instead, we believe the negative voice inside our head that whispers messages of self-doubt and focuses on our shortcomings, rather than on our strengths. 

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Alcoholism Through the Eyes of a Cat

11/06/19

This was drawn by one of our female clients on her Graduation today, she wanted to depict alcoholism from the eyes of a cat. It visualises alcoholism/addiction and recovery - detaching slightly from the human pain/feeling and touches on the positive healthy/warm feeling you get from recovery.

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