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CWCC E08 – Lloydminster Sexual Assault Services

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Episode 08 – Lloydminster Sexual Assault Services

In this episode of Coffee with Community Connections during COVID-19 Jordan has a coffee with Heather from Lloydminster Sexual Assault Services in Lloydminster AB/SK. They talk about the pandemic and how it has influenced their services across the region. Heather also lets us know of the resources that are still available to you to support your wellness journey.
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CWCC E07 – Residents in Recovery

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Episode 07 – Residents in Recovery

Today on Coffee with Community Connections during COVID-19 Jordan has a coffee with Tyler from Residents In Recovery in Lloydminster AB/SK. They talk about the pandemic and how it has affected the recovery journey of those affected by substance use disorders. Tyler also lets us know of the resources that are still available and what they’re planning for the year.

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CWCC 06 – Lloydminster Mental Health

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Episode 06 – Lloydminster Mental Health

Jordan speaks with Lorelee Marin from Project Sunrise in this episode of Coffee with Community Connections during COVID-19. Together they discuss Project Sunrise and the new lloydminstermentalhealth.ca online tool and how residents of the Lloydminster area can use it to navigate their wellness journey. Thank you to Lloydminster Region Health Foundation for making this incredible resource possible!
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CWCC E05 – Harmony House

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Episode 05 – Harmony House

In this episode of Coffee with Community Connections during COVID-19 we are chatting with Adrian from Harmony House in Edmonton. Together they discuss sober living opportunities and how Harmony House can support your wellness journey.

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Introducing: True Recovery Co.

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Introducing: True Recovery Co.

Wear Recovery with Pride.

In April we launched our own line of clothing! True Recovery Co. began as an idea to share the message that recovery is possible.

We want to celebrate life and the joy recovery brings. With 1 in 5 Canadians living with mental health concerns, it is time we shared our stories out loud and let our loved ones know that support is available. Regardless if your life experience includes substance use disorder, anxiety, depression, disordered eating, or another challenge, we’re all on our own recovery journey.

The sale of each item from True Recovery Co. supports the programs and services at Thorpe Recovery Centre.

Together let’s celebrate recovery.

You can Shop Now at www.thorperecoverycentre.square.site. We have new and exciting items being added to the site soon!

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CWCC E04 – Hope in Strathcona

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Episode 04 – Hope in Strathcona

Jordan speaks with Justin from Hope in Strathcona in this episode of Coffee with Community Connections during COVID-19. Together they discuss how Sober Living is an important part of the recovery journey and how you can access their services in Sherwood Park, AB.

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CWCC 03 – Lloydminster Interval Home Society

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Episode 03 – Lloydminster Interval Home Society

Today on Coffee with Community Connections during COVID-19 Jordan has a coffee with Leslie from Lloydminster Interval Home Society in Lloydminster AB/SK. They talk about the pandemic and how it has influenced cases of domestic violence across the region. Leslie also lets us know of the resources that are still available to you to support your wellness journey.

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Finding a Hobby You Love

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Finding a Hobby You Love

by Megan T., Recreation Therapist

“I’m so bored, there is nothing to do!” How many times has this thought ever crossed your mind? When it does, what do you typically do to stop feeling bored? Maybe you decide to lay on the couch and watch TV all day, play video games, spend hours on social media, or – my personal favorite – eat because you’re bored. For some, boredom may be what triggers you to drink, use drugs, gamble, or engage in unhealthy sexual activities. All of these activities listed can quickly turn into unhealthy, and some in cases even addictive, activities.

Now, I know what some of you may be thinking. “I watch TV in my down time to help me relax”, or “when I game, I’m still interacting with my friends and meeting new gamers”, or “I only drink/smoke/gamble with my friends and we don’t get together very often.” All of those thoughts are perfectly valid, and for some people may truly be harmless hobbies they can engage in in moderation. It’s important to keep in mind that engaging in any unhealthy activity can lead you down a slippery slope, and if you are still experiencing boredom even with some of these hobbies, it might be time to re-evaluate what you are doing to fill your free time.

Having a healthy leisure lifestyle is important for everyone, but especially for those in recovery. Being able to turn to healthy hobbies you enjoy can make all the difference between maintaining your recovery or relapsing if you start to feel bored, or even stressed and overwhelmed. I’ll admit, I do love to binge some of my favorite TV shows every now then, but it is important to balance those mindless hobbies that can become addictive with healthy hobbies that keep your mind and body engaged.

“You want to me to find a new hobby I enjoy? Where do I even start, I already know what I like!” That is a totally fair point. It can be daunting to think about what else you can do to fill your free time, especially if you don’t have much free time to begin with. The key to finding a hobby you love is to be realistic with how much time you have to dedicate to that hobby, while keeping in mind what kinds of things interest you or get you excited and happy. If you’re afraid of heights, I wouldn’t recommend taking up rock climbing or skydiving. If you don’t like sitting still at home, maybe doing jigsaw puzzles or learning how to crochet won’t be a good a fit. Maybe you’ve always wanted to learn a new language, read more often, or learn a new skill? The only thing stopping you from doing that is yourself! Start by making a schedule of what a typical day looks like for you, and see where you can make time to try something new and find a hobby you love! Not only can the right hobby help you feel more fulfilled, but if it’s something that excites you it will decrease your feelings of boredom and potentially prevent a relapse, especially if boredom is a trigger. Sounds like a great reason to try new things and have some fun to me!

CWCC E02 – Midwest Family Connections

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Episode 02 – Midwest Family Connections

Today on Coffee with Community Connections during COVID-19 Jordan has a coffee with Becky from Midwest Family Connections in Lloydminster AB/SK. They talk about the pandemic and how it has affected families across the region. Becky also lets us know of the resources that are still available to you to support your family’s wellness journey.

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CWCC E01 – Cornerstone Transitional Housing

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Episode 01 – Cornerstone Transitional Housing

In our first episode of Coffee with Community Connections during COVID-19 we are chatting with Jennifer and Crystal from Cornerstone Transitional Housing in Edmonton. Together they discuss the sober living opportunities and how Cornerstone can support your wellness journey.

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