This Week at the Latah Recovery Center

Check out our new Recovery Radio podcast with Sage F. from Food Not Bombs of the Palouse. Available now on iTunes and googleplay.

Here’s the latest writing prompt from Write for You: https://latahrecoverycenter.org/2018/12/17/write-for-you-rituals-and-rhythms/

Last weeks Eat Smart Idaho Nutrition class was re-scheduled for today, 4pm.

…and don’t forget our Christmas Party and Giving Tree 12/20, 6-8pm. Full details here: https://latahrecoverycenter.org/2018/12/17/lrc-xmas-party-and-sharing-tree-12-20/

Here’s the December calendar: https://latahrecoverycenter.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/december-2018-at-the-latah-recovery-center.pdf

LRC Xmas Party and Sharing Tree 12/20

LRC Supporters:
This year the Latah Recovery Center Christmas Party is Thursday the 20th, from 6-8 pm. The event is a potluck. If you can, please bring a dish to share, but as we tell everyone, come anyway if that is prohibitive. Finding people to donate 2 turkeys and 2 hams would help a lot.
There is a gift exchange so please bring a gift costing five dollars or less.
A separate but related event we have this time of year is a recovery sharing tree for families in recovery. We would appreciate any donations you could make to help us fulfill these requests.
Here are the things we have been asked for:
17 year old girl size 3-4 women’s clothes
6 year old 7-8 girl clothes
Lol doll or similar
10 year old girl women’s size 4 pants
Shirts size medium
4 year old animals
6 year old toys gadgets
16 year old girl clothes size 9
17 year old Legos
lol doll or similar, color changing dog
8 year old boy Pokeman cards, telescope
6 year old size 10-12 clothes, sweets, Uno cards, basketball
Thank you
RJ

Write for You: Not You

by Nancy Casey

Today in your writing you will have a chance to think about all the things that you are not.

You will do this by inventing an imaginary person who is different from you in many ways.

For example, if you are a student sitting in a chair with a notebook, wondering what you are going to write, you could begin by writing, “The student is sitting in a chair with a cat, wondering what to name it.” That same student could begin with something more far-fetched, something like, “The professor is sitting on a log in the forest, with a map, wondering which way to go.”

After you have written one sentence to describe an imaginary person who is not like yourself, write another one. And another one. And another. Until you almost-fill the page.

What time did you get up this morning? What are you wearing? What color are your eyes? What is your gender? Use details about yourself as springboards for describing your imaginary person. Twist your details around so they don’t describe you anymore.

Since your person is imaginary, they can have any powers and characteristics that your imagination wants to give them–as long as you don’t have them, too. Your person can fly and breathe under water if that suits your fancy (and you can’t.) They can be microscopic or trapped inside a tree. Or they can be the ordinary kind of person someone would run into around town–as long as they wouldn’t remind anyone of you.

Write down as many details as you can about this person. If you run out of ideas, look back at yourself. What’s going on? What will you be doing today? How many siblings do you have? Where do you live? What color is your hair? What do you do for fun?

As you take note of a detail about yourself, turn it into something different or opposite. Use that new detail to describe your imaginary person. It’s okay if your imaginary person turns into a bit of a hodgepodge. They’re imaginary!

Stop writing before you get to the very bottom of the page. Leave a couple inches of white space.

Go back and read over what you wrote. If you want to, you can make changes or squeeze in some more details, as long as the details aren’t like you. Have you thought of a name for this imaginary person? What would it be like to be this person?

In the last remaining space on the page, add a few more sentences. You could continue describing the imaginary person. Or you could draw a line across the page beneath what you have written and write some comments about it.

When you have finished, give your work a title. 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.

You can share what you have written by posting 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.

This Week at the Latah Recovery Center

Our elves have been working on a great Christmas party. Potluck, white elephant gifts, kids giving tree and more! Email the head elf at coaching.latahrecoverycenter@gmail.com for all the details.
When:
12/20, 6pm XMas Party!

…Here’s a link to the full calendar of Recovery support meetings and classes and groups and… EVERYTHING!:
https://latahrecoverycenter.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/december-2018-at-the-latah-recovery-center.pdf

December at the Latah Recovery Center

The latest from Write for You’s series of writing prompts: https://latahrecoverycenter.org/2018/12/03/write-for-you-tools-for-understanding/

Don’t forget Recovery Radio, Thursdays 1pm on KRFP. Or podcast anytime on Googleplay and iTunes!

December is here. Here are a few of the special events we have lined up. MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
1. 2nd Monday, 4-5pm Eat Smart Idaho: Free Nutrition Class
2. 12/6/18, 4-8 Alt Giving Market at 1912 Center
3. No prescription addiction support group on Tuesdays; starting in December.
4. No Narcotics Anonymous on Mondays also; starting in December.
5. The Christmas party potluck is December 20th at 6:00pm. Also planning a kids gift give away. Contact coaching.latahrecoverycenter@gmail.com for details!

…and here’s the complete calendar:
December 2018 at the Latah Recovery Center

This Week at the Latah Recovery Center

Thanksgiving at the Latah Recovery Center was FANTASTIC! Thanks to the hard work of our staff, RJ and Shaun, and numerous volunteers, we provided a Thanksgiving meal to over 40 people. The LRC is thankful for YOU for helping make such a special event happen for our recovery community.

December is almost here. Here are a few of the special events we have lined up. MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
1. 2nd Monday, 4-5pm Eat Smart Idaho: Free Nutrition Class
2. 12/1/18: Appaloosa Horse Club. We will meet there at 11 am Saturday
3. 12/6/18, 4-8 Alt Giving Market at 1912 Center
4. No prescription addiction support group on Tuesdays; starting in December.
5. No Narcotics Anonymous on Mondays also; starting in December.
6. The Christmas party potluck is December 20th at 6:00pm.

Write for You has another writing prompt for you to practice with:
https://latahrecoverycenter.org/2018/11/26/write-for-you-every-which-way/

…and Recovery Radio is always available to download off Googleplay or iTunes. Or listen live on Thursdays 1pm on KRFP!

Here’s the November calendar:
https://latahrecoverycenter.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/november-2018-at-the-latah-recovery-center.pdf

This Week at the Latah Recovery Center

We are open our regular hours this week.

Don’t miss our Thanksgiving Potluck! Tuesday, 11/20 6-8pm. We supply the turkey, everything else is POTLUCK! See you there. RSVP to coaching.latahrecoverycenter@gmail.com if you can.

Here’s the latest writing prompt from Write for You:
https://latahrecoverycenter.org/2018/11/19/write-for-you-without/

Don’t miss Learn to Crochet and Calm Your Mind 11/24, 10am.

Here’s our calendar:
https://latahrecoverycenter.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/november-2018-at-the-latah-recovery-center.pdf