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Separating Ourselves from Toxicity

11/09/19

Separating Ourselves from Toxicity Relationships with people who bring toxicity and turmoil into our lives can disturb our peace and disrupt our recovery efforts. People who are toxic rob us of our energy, our joy, and our feelings of stability and calm. They can add to our sadness, confusion and overwhelm, contributing to our depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. When we are embroiled in toxic relationships, we find it harder to

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Creating Your Recovery

03/09/19

Imagine starting a garden. You plot the space, build the beds, buy the soil, lay it down, pick what you want to grow, plant the seeds, and then never tend to the garden again. You don’t water the seeds, you don’t pull weeds, and you don’t do anything to care for what you’re trying to grow. Would it be surprising when nothing produces from the garden? Of course not. How would you expect a garden to grow without ever contributing to the garden? 

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60 Seconds with Nigel

13/08/19

Nigel came on board as a permanent support worker in 2015. Prior to that, he worked on our team of bank staff for three years. 1). What does Silkworth mean to you? It is a place to work where we really make a difference to peoples lives. 2). You are a Support Worker at Silkworth, can you tell us a bit about that please? The role of a Support Worker is quite simple, to keep the Building and the Clients S

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60 Seconds with Theresa

13/08/19

Theresa is our longest serving staff member and has been with us since 2004 managing the daily house keeping needs of the facility. Carrying out her role with continual passion and commitment, she is a key part of the running of the facility.1). What does Silkworth mean to you?I really like the place, it is special and means a lot to me2). You manage the daily housekeeping needs of Silkworth, can you tell us a little more about your role please?I

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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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