Portland Recovery Community Center – Helping People with Recovery & Spreading Hope – Leslie Clark, Exec Dir – Episode 120

Part 1:  If you’ve been listening to or reading the news over the past year then you know that substance use & addictions have increased significantly during Covid.  In this episode Leslie Clark, Executive Director for the Portland Recovery Community Center (PRCC), discusses PRCC’s mission of providing support education and resources for people recovering from and affected by addiction, and to spread the message of hope throughout the state of Maine.

PRCC on Forest Avenue in Portland provides a safe haven for people in recovery and offers a home for meetings and activities devoted to recovery from substance use disorder and other addictions. PRCC is operated by staff and volunteers who are passionate about recovery, and every activity is designed to help people with their daily recovery efforts.

In the last Living Life with Lynda episode, #119, we spoke with Crossroads on this same topic and I love that they work together with PRCC to help people recovery in our communities.  Do you or someone you know need help?  I encourage you to reach out and ask for help!  There are so many resources and programs available.  You just need to take that first step.

Part 2:  Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda talks about hiking a new trail she discovered on All Trails.  She shares how the trees she saw on that hike reminded her of an article she read by Dr. Karen Clickner, titled Lessons From Living Things in the monthly Wisdom magazine.  

Crossroads – Offering Addiction & Behavioral Health Treatment Programs – Dr. Mary Anne Roy, Psy.D., CCS – Episode 119

Part 1:  Crossroads Maine is an addiction treatment and behavioral health treatment center that provides gender-responsive treatment programs that enable clients to recover from addiction in a safe, supportive environment and develop the skills and strategies necessary to support long-term recovery from substance use. Dr. Mary Anne Roy is a licensed psychologist, certified clinical supervisor and the Chief Clinical Officer of Crossroads.  In this episode, she discusses the various treatment plans they offer, including multiple outpatient and inpatient programs, as well as other resources available to help people with recovery from addiction and eating disorders.

Part 2:  Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda talks about her effort to change some habits that have developed over time.  What habits do you have that you would like to change?

How Your Energy Can Be Affected by Moons, Oils, Crystals & Movement with MJ Allen – Episode 118

Part 1:  MJ Allen, owner of Presence of Mind Wellness Center, is back!  This time we talk about  some new FREE online and in-person events she is hosting including Moons, Oils, Crystals and Movement!  Want to know how the moon cycles affect your energy and what you can do to take advantage of that?  Then take a listen to this episode!

Part 2:  Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda talks about growing up in a household eating the Standard American Diet (aka SAD diet) and about the path that has led her to becoming a certified Integrative Intuitive Health Coach!

Creating New Habits to Reach Your Goals with MJ Allen of Presence of Mind Wellness Studio – Episode 117

Part 1:  MJ Allen, owner of Presence of Mind Wellness Center, joins us for a discussion about setting goals, what it takes to break our bigger goals into smaller steps and how to create new habits to attain them.  

Part 2:  Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda talks about why obesity has increased so significantly since the 1980s and how government deregulation has played a major role in that.

Resolving Sleeping Issues with Somniskills – Rachel Reed & Dr. William Sacco – Episode 116

Part 1: Do you have trouble sleeping? In this episode, we dive into The Somniskills Workbook to help you understand why you may be having trouble and provide some tools to help you get a good night’s rest!  Rachel Reed’s husband, Dr. David Reed, was a Psychologist specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) and helped people develop healthy sleep habits. He decided to write The Somniskills Workbook to give people another tool to utilize on their own. Unfortunately, David passed away unexpectedly before the book was completed, so Dr. William (Bill) Sacco stepped up to help Rachel finish the book and get it published. In this episode, Rachel shares her personal story of struggling to achieve quality sleep and changes she made because of what she learned from David and then Bill provides some steps you can take to ensure a good night’s rest.

 
Part 2:  Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda talks about her recent trip to Arizona and going through the Navajo Reservation.  She was surprised to see so many convenience stores and fast food restaurants and talks about how the Navajo Reservation is considered a food desert and how that has led to a decline in health for the people living there.

LIVE Tarot Reading Show – Aired on 1-3-2021

Lynda goes LIVE for the first time on WLOB with guest, Jennifer Joy, who offered tarot readings for listeners who called in! SUPER fun and this will definitely happen again!

Lynda goes LIVE for the first time on WLOB in Portland, Maine! Jennifer Joy with Tangible Tarot offered FREE readings to listeners who called in to the show on January 3, 2021. SO much fun!! Check out Jennifer on Facebook by clicking on the Tangible Tarot link above!

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