This Week at the Latah Recovery Center

What an exciting month August is. Students are coming back to town, with all the energy they bring. At the LRC we are planning our third anniversary celebration and National Recovery Month in September. The celebration kicks off with IROAR on August 31, then we have a birthday party on Sept. 15, and the Latah Recovery Festival on Sept. 22. More details to come!

Here’s the latest writing exercise from Write for You: https://latahrecoverycenter.org/2018/08/09/write-for-you-thanks-for-the-hospitality/

Linked is a .pdf of our August calendar for you to print and share.
https://latahrecoverycenter.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/august-2018-at-the-latah-recovery-center.pdf

In addition to our regular schedule of support meetings etc., we have the following special offerings this month:
Recovery Peer Volunteer Training Aug. 21 AND 28. This 6 hour training is for people wanting to learn how to coach and help people dealing with addiction and mental health issues! This offering is being held at First Step 4 Life recovery center in Lewiston. We need at least ten to hold the course, so please RSVP by August 19 to LatahRecoveryCenter@gmail.com
Acupuncture for Recovery Aug. 9 and 30 from 2-3pm
Recovering Parents Aug. 2, 9 , 23 and 30 5-6:30pm
Idaho Open Awareness Ride (IROAR). Help us welcome over 50 riders as they cruise throughout the state to bring awareness to recovery. We are hosting a free pancake breakfast when they come through town Aug. 31, 9-11am at the 1912 Center.
NEED SOME INSPIRATION? Recovery Radio every Thursday on KRFP at 1pm. Or download the podcast on iTunes or Googleplay.

Write for You: Thanks for the Hospitality

by Nancy Casey

We usually think of hospitality as the effort that somebody makes on behalf of a visitor or guest. Most of us have probably experienced both sides of the hospitality coin.

When we plan to receive a guest, we think about things that will make them comfortable. What will they want to eat or drink? How will I keep them amused and happy? Do they have special needs or habits I need to consider? It takes a bit of effort to be a good host.

Sometimes the hospitality is organized and formal, especially if the guest and the host don’t know each other well. Sometimes it’s very relaxed, such as when you sweep the laundry off the chair so your good friend who dropped by can sit down.

As guests, we are the ones who are away from our usual customs. We hope that we can be comfortable and that things go smoothly. When we see that someone has gone to a lot of trouble on our behalf, we appreciate that. We have lots of reasons to thank our hosts.

The writer Kathleen Norris, in her book Acedia and Me encourages people to consider “acts of hospitality to yourself.” All the efforts that you make to keep your home clean and comfortable. The meals that you organize for yourself. The plans you make so that you can do things that you enjoy. The money you spend to improve your life.

All day long we do things to make ourselves feel welcome and comfortable in our own lives. We are our own guests and we are our own hosts.

Today in your writing practice, write a thank you note. The guest half of you will write a thank you note to the host half of you to thank you for all the efforts you make just for you.

A good way for a guest to write a thank you note is to identify a couple of different things that you know the host did just for you. Then for each one, say what they did and tell why that was a nice thing for you.

When you have finished your note, give it a title. (Even though thank-you notes, don’t usually have titles on them—this one is just for you.) Make sure the date is on it somewhere, too. Add decoration and color to the page as needed. Here is an example of what a person could write.

Share what you have written! Post it as a comment below. You can type in your work. Or post a picture of it.


Nancy Casey has lived in Latah County for many years. Sometimes she teaches writing classes at the Recovery Center. You can find more of her work here. She offers (free!) writing help to anyone in recovery. This can be for any kind of writing project—resumes, letters, stories novels—email latahrecoverycenter@gmail.com for more information

August at the Latah Recovery Center

Linked is a .pdf of our August calendar for you to print and share.
https://latahrecoverycenter.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/august-2018-at-the-latah-recovery-center.pdf

In addition to our regular schedule of support meetings etc., we have the following special offerings this month:
Recovery Peer Volunteer Training Aug. 21 AND 28. This 6 hour training is for people wanting to learn how to coach and help people dealing with addiction and mental health issues! This offering is being held at First Step 4 Life recovery center in Lewiston. We need at least ten to hold the course, so please RSVP by August 19 to LatahRecoveryCenter@gmail.com
Acupuncture for Recovery Aug. 2, 9 and 30 from 2-3pm
Recovering Parents Aug. 2, 9 , 23 and 30 5-6:30pm
Idaho Open Awareness Ride (IROAR). Help us welcome over 50 riders as they cruise throughout the state to bring awareness to recovery. We are hosting a free pancake breakfast when they come through town Aug. 31, 9-11am at the 1912 Center.
PEER Social Activity: Airway Hills Golf! Sat. Aug. 4, 6pm. RSVP rodsprague@nethere.com
NEED SOME INSPIRATION? Recovery Radio every Thursday on KRFP at 1pm. Or download the podcast on iTunes or Googleplay.

 

August 2018 at the Latah Recovery Center

This Week at the Latah Recovery Center

This weeks Write for You prompt: https://latahrecoverycenter.org/2018/07/23/write-for-you-reading-the-world/

Have you heard Recovery Radio? Thurdsdays on KRFP, 1pm. Or anytime on podcast. Check iTunes or Googleplay!

Special offerings this week:
7/26 Recovering Parents group 5-6:30pm
7/28 Learn How to Crochet and Calm Your Mind 10-Noon
7/30 Recovery Peer Volunteer Meeting 6pm

Here’s our regular calendar!
July at the Latah Recovery Center
Alcoholics Anonymous Every day, noon
Positive Affirmations Mondays, 12-1
Life Skills Mondays, 5-6
Refuge Recovery 420 E. 2nd St Mondays, 6
Narcotics Anonymous Mondays, 6 Tuesdays (Womens mtg) 5:30, Fridays 5:30
Recovery Peer Volunteer Meeting Last Monday of month, 6pm
Yoga (Hosted by Moscow Yoga Ctr) Tuesdays 12:30-1:30
Chess w/Steve Tues and Thurs 5-6
Free Meal or Snack Sponsored by Good Sam Tuesdays, 5:30-out of food
Prescription Addiction Support Group Tuesdays 7-8
Positive Affirmations Wednesdays 5-6
Recovery International: Mental Health Self-Help Wednesdays, 6:30-8
Acupuncture for Recovery with Megan Baumgartner Thursday July 12 and 19, 2-3pm
New Volunteer Orientation Thursdays 4-5
Recovering Parents w/Katie Stinson Thursdays July 12, 19 and 26 5-6:30
Peaceful Art Practices Thursdays 5-6
LAMI: Family Support Program 2nd Thurs of month 7-8:30
All Recovery Meeting Fridays 5-6
Movie/Games: Check website for listing Fridays 6:30-9
PEER Social Activity: Picnic at Ghormley Park Saturday, July 14 1-5
AA Speakers Meeting 3rd Saturday of month, 11-2:30
Learn How to Crochet & Calm Your Mind 4th Sat of month, 10-12
Adult Children of Alcoholics, Women’s Meeting Sundays 6-7:30
Classes and Groups are ALWAYS FREE OR AT COST AND OPEN TO ALL.
RSVP LatahRecoveryCenter@gmail.com Bolded Date=Regular offering. Plain text=Special offering for month.
Need an understanding person to talk to? We have Recovery Peer Volunteers here to help you in recovery from mental health and addiction issues all hours of operation. We are here to help!

This Week at the Latah Recovery Center

A new episode is available of our Recovery Radio podcast. It can be found on iTunes and GooglePlay.

IRoar-the statewide recovery motorcycle rally-is coming through town on August 31 9-11am. Join us in welcoming them at the 1912 Center. Or, better yet, contact Staceyr@recoveryidaho.org and join the rally!

Lots of interesting special offerings this month!
7/12 and 19, 2pm Acupuncture for Recovery
7/12, 19 and 26, 5pm Recovering Parents
7/12, 7pm Latah Alliance on Mental Illness Family Support Program
7/14, 1-5pm Picnic at Ghormley Park. All are invited. Potluck.
7/28, 10-12 Learn to Crochet and Calm Your Mind
7/30, 6pm Recovery Peer Volunteer Meeting

July at the Latah Recovery Center
Alcoholics Anonymous Every day, noon
Positive Affirmations Mondays, 12-1
Life Skills Mondays, 5-6
Refuge Recovery 420 E. 2nd St Mondays, 6
Narcotics Anonymous Mondays, 6 Tuesdays (Womens mtg) 5:30, Fridays 5:30
Recovery Peer Volunteer Meeting Last Monday of month, 6pm
Yoga (Hosted by Moscow Yoga Ctr) Tuesdays 12:30-1:30
Chess w/Steve Tues and Thurs 5-6
Free Meal or Snack Sponsored by Good Sam Tuesdays, 5:30-out of food
Prescription Addiction Support Group Tuesdays 7-8
Positive Affirmations Wednesdays 5-6
Recovery International: Mental Health Self-Help Wednesdays, 6:30-8
Acupuncture for Recovery with Megan Baumgartner Thursday July 12 and 19, 2-3pm
New Volunteer Orientation Thursdays 4-5
Recovering Parents w/Katie Stinson Thursdays July 12, 19 and 26 5-6:30
Peaceful Art Practices Thursdays 5-6
LAMI: Family Support Program 2nd Thurs of month 7-8:30
All Recovery Meeting Fridays 5-6
Movie/Games: Check website for listing Fridays 6:30-9
PEER Social Activity: Picnic at Ghormley Park Saturday, July 14 1-5
AA Speakers Meeting 3rd Saturday of month, 11-2:30
Learn How to Crochet & Calm Your Mind 4th Sat of month, 10-12
Adult Children of Alcoholics, Women’s Meeting Sundays 6-7:30
Classes and Groups are ALWAYS FREE OR AT COST AND OPEN TO ALL.
RSVP LatahRecoveryCenter@gmail.com Bolded Date=Regular offering. Plain text=Special offering for month.
Need an understanding person to talk to? We have Recovery Peer Volunteers here to help you in recovery from mental health and addiction issues all hours of operation. We are here to help!

July at the Latah Recovery Center

The latest from our Write for You group: https://latahrecoverycenter.org/2018/06/27/write-for-you-your-clothes-in-categories/

Our July calendar has some unique offerings:
Acupuncture for Recovery with Megan Baumgartner Thursday July 12 and 19, 2-3pm
Recovering Parents w/Katie Stinson Thursdays July 12, 19 and 26 5-6:30
PEER Social Activity: Picnic at Ghormley Park Saturday, July 14 1-5
…and we have a new Narcotics Anonymous group meeting Mondays, 6pm.

Here is the full calendar:
July at the Latah Recovery Center
Alcoholics Anonymous Every day, noon
Positive Affirmations Mondays, 12-1
Life Skills Mondays, 5-6
Refuge Recovery 420 E. 2nd St Mondays, 6
Narcotics Anonymous Mondays, 6 Tuesdays (Womens mtg) 5:30, Fridays 5:30
Recovery Peer Volunteer Meeting Last Monday of month, 6pm
Yoga (Hosted by Moscow Yoga Ctr) Tuesdays 12:30-1:30
Chess w/Steve Tues and Thurs 5-6
Free Meal or Snack Sponsored by Good Sam Tuesdays, 5:30-out of food
Prescription Addiction Support Group Tuesdays 7-8
Positive Affirmations Wednesdays 5-6
Recovery International: Mental Health Self-Help Wednesdays, 6:30-8
Acupuncture for Recovery with Megan Baumgartner Thursday July 12 and 19, 2-3pm
New Volunteer Orientation Thursdays 4-5
Recovering Parents w/Katie Stinson Thursdays July 12, 19 and 26 5-6:30
Peaceful Art Practices Thursdays 5-6
LAMI: Family Support Program 2nd Thurs of month 7-8:30
All Recovery Meeting Fridays 5-6
Movie/Games: Check website for listing Fridays 6:30-9
PEER Social Activity: Picnic at Ghormley Park Saturday, July 14 1-5
AA Speakers Meeting 3rd Saturday of month, 11-2:30
Learn How to Crochet & Calm Your Mind 4th Sat of month, 10-12
Adult Children of Alcoholics, Women’s Meeting Sundays 6-7:30
Classes and Groups are ALWAYS FREE OR AT COST AND OPEN TO ALL.
RSVP LatahRecoveryCenter@gmail.com Bolded Date=Regular offering. Plain text=Special offering for month.
Need an understanding person to talk to? We have Recovery Peer Volunteers here to help you in recovery from mental health and addiction issues all hours of operation. We are here to help!

This Week at the Latah Recovery Center

Our Write for You group leader is looking to start another writing group. This one of a 4 week duration, with specific goals to be decided on by the group. Any interest?Oh, and here is this weeks writing prompt:
https://latahrecoverycenter.org/2018/06/18/write-for-you-what-you-dont-know/

National Recovery Month is September, and we’re planning another Latah Recovery Festival. You’re invited! Planning meeting is June 20, 4pm. Contact RJ (coaching.latahrecoverycenter@gmail.com) if you’re interested in helping. Or… just come to the meeting!

Did you know there is a statewide Recovery motorcycle ride? That’s right. Its called iROAR, and it looks like a lot of fun. Starting in Emmett, the riders can do all or part of a loop going to all the Recovery Community Centers in the state. The ride ends with a rally at the Capitol. The ride comes thru Moscow on August 31, and we’re hosting a pancake breakfast for them at the 1912 Center. Contact Darrell at this email addy if you want to know more about the ride, or help plan for the breakfast.

Here’s what’s coming up at The Center:
DON’T MISS THIS VERY SPECIAL TRAINING TO HELP PREVENT CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: Stewards of Children Training Thursday June 21, 6-7pm
June at the Latah Recovery Center
Alcoholics Anonymous Every day, noon
Positive Affirmations Mondays, 12-1
Life Skills Mondays, 5-6
Refuge Recovery 420 E. 2nd St Mondays, 6
Recovery Peer Volunteer Meeting Last Monday of month, 6pm
Yoga (Hosted by Moscow Yoga Ctr) Tuesdays 12:30-1:30
Annual Board of Directors Meeting: Public Welcome Tuesday, June 12 3:45-5
Chess w/Steve Tues and Thurs 5-6
Narcotics Anonymous Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 (Womens mtg)
Free Meal or Snack Sponsored by Good Sam Tuesdays, 5:30-out of food
Prescription Addiction Support Group Tuesdays 7-8
Positive Affirmations Wednesdays 5-6
Recovery International: Mental Health Self-Help Wednesdays, 6:30-8
Acupuncture for Recovery with Megan Baumgartner Thursday June 14 AND 28, 2-3pm
Stewards of Children Training Thursday June 21, 6-7pm
New Volunteer Orientation Thursdays 4-5
Peaceful Art Practices Thursdays 5-6
LAMI: Family Support Program 2nd Thurs of month 7-8:30
All Recovery Meeting Fridays 5-6
Narcotics Anonymous Fridays 5:30-6:30 (Open mtg)
Movie/Games: Check website for listing Fridays 6:30-9
PEER Social Activity: Fishing Saturday, June 9. rodsprague@nethere.com for details.
AA Speakers Meeting 3rd Saturday of month, 11-2:30
Learn How to Crochet & Calm Your Mind 4th Sat of month, 10-12
Adult Children of Alcoholics, Women’s Meeting Sundays 6-7:30
Classes and Groups are ALWAYS FREE OR AT COST AND OPEN TO ALL.
RSVP LatahRecoveryCenter@gmail.com Bolded Date=Regular offering. Plain text=Special offering for month.
Need an understanding person to talk to? We have Recovery Peer Volunteers here to help you in recovery from mental health and addiction issues all hours of operation. We are here to help!