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?

Episode 105 – How to Find Our True Selves & What is Healthy for Us – Dr. Pam Shervanick

Part 1: Dr. Pam Shervanick is a Board Certified Psychiatrist, International Speaker, Educator and founder of Syntropy based in Portland, Maine, whose mission is to help people make connections to align their mind, body, and spirit.  Pam’s personal mission is to create a paradigm shift.  The illusion that a person is broken, or that they are a victim to external circumstances, is only true if believed.  What if everything is the opposite of what we were taught as children?  What if the belief that we formed in childhood and solidified as adults are not helpful to us anymore or even true?  What if they are harmful?  Are the things that our cultures taught us to value empowering us?  Get answers to those questions and more in this episode!

Part 2: Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda shares her personal story of kayaking on the Saco River and how by going with the flow of the universe she and her group were led to helping save canoeists.

Episode 104 – Man Up to Cancer with Trevor Maxwell

Trevor Maxwell is a writer, speaker, and community builder with a background in newspaper journalism and public relations.  He also founded Man Up to Cancer, which is a helpful and headstrong community built to inspire men — and the people who love them — to connect and avoid isolation throughout their cancer journeys.  Trevor, as a husband and father of two teenage daughters, has been living with stage IV colorectal cancer since March of 2018. On this episode, we talk about his journey with cancer and why he founded this very important company, Man Up to Cancer, which recently started a support group at the Dempsey Center!  This was honestly one of the most touching shows I have done.  I hope you will take the time to listen and help us spread the word about Trevor and his mission!

Episode 96 – MindTravel – A Transformative Musical Mindfulness Experience with Murray Hidary

Part 1: Murray Hidary is a multi-disciplinary artist, composer, meditation teacher and tech pioneer. His purpose-driven approach is at the heart of his business success, acclaim as a visual artist and global recognition as a musician. In this episode, w talk about his newest creation, a program called MindTravel, a transformative musical mindfulness experience that pulls together music, words, silence and visual cues to work synergistically helping people connect with themselves and the world around them. 

Part 2: Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda shares a DailyOM email titled, Rippling and Tipping, about how it seems there is a scale that’s about to tip in favor of higher consciousness and what you can do to help move towards that.

Episode 91 – How Yoga Can Help You Through Addiction Recovery with Susan Giarolo

Part 1: Susan Giarolo is a Kripalu trained Yoga teacher, offering classes at Presence of Mind Studio, and holds certifications in Let Your Yoga Dance, Restorative Yoga, Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra and is also a Reiki 1 and 2 Master, a certified 2.0 Yoga Informed Recovery Coach and doTerra Wellness Advocate. Susan began her journey in her late 20’s going through seven failed back & neck surgeries where she was placed on pain medication.  Discovering Yoga helped her get off pain medication and 31 years later she is excited to share her story, her struggles and what she considers her path to her authentic, best self in order to inspire hope in others who may be suffering from addiction.

Part 2:  Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda shares the “Go for Adventure” chapter from the Trust Your Vibes at Work book by Sonia Choquette which says that we are all faced with change and the outcome will be determined by how we choose to accept the change.

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