Fear vs. Excitement- Night Dive with Evolv

I knew it was going to be a special outing with the evolv program when I went to pick up the clients to go snorkeling. Now, just being in the ocean can intimidate some, and putting your face in the water to actually see what is below you adds to that anxiety. Tonight I had a special addition for the crew; tonight we are going to freedive at night! Normally when I pick up the clients the group is very talkative and ready for adventure, not so on that night. There were a couple of clients that just had that look of excitement on their faces, but overall the mood was solemn.

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The Haunting of Hill House

Michael’s Movie Pick – The Haunting of Hill House

This month, I am recommending you all watch The Haunting of Hill House. Directed by Mike Flanagan, this mini series is about a family who is forced to relive horrors of their pasts and face truths they may not want to face in order to halt the domino effect of tragedy that comes with their denial.

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Fall Sweet Potato Salad

Quick and Easy Fall Sweet Potato Salad

We are heading into the holiday season and I am so excited to share one of my favorite side dishes! This side goes great with many main courses and can even be a new addition to your Thanksgiving dinner table!

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The Devil All The Time

Michael’s Movie Pick – “The Devil All The Time”

Happy October, guys! If you’ve been viewing these newsletters, you are already aware that sometimes I’m fit, and sometimes I’m lazy. I’ve learned in recovery that both are okay. This month, I chose a movie to tell you a bit about.

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Pumpkin Pecan Coffee Cake

Pumpkin Pecan Coffee Cake

Its national dessert month and it is officially fall. I love to cook year round but this is baking season my friends. Give this delicious, fall treat a try and as always….feel free to send me any family recipes that you would like to see me cook in future newsletters!

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A Life Beyond My Wildest Dreams

By: Jared M., Transformations Alumnus Hello all! My name is Jared Matthys. I was born on July 7th, 1998 to Heather and Eric Matthys. I was raised in a small town in Ilinois that is about an hour west of Chicago. My early childhood was as normal as you could ask for. I had everything…

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Crucial Support: Healthcare Workers and First Responders

By: Jamie Salsberg, LCSW, CAP, EMDR; Transformations Clinical Director On September 11, 2001, I was living in New York City and working in the healthcare industry.  I can remember watching the towers fall and immediately having the sense of my need to do something.  I was formally trained as an EMT and my boss and…

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Escaping from Oz- A Bipolar Journey

I always seem to struggle, even now, being able to describe what a life of having bipolar disorder is like. How do I convey the challenge it is to just get out of bed in the middle of a depressive swing, or how amazing it can feel to have endless energy and laugh at everything…

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One Pan – Cinnamon Apple Bacon Chicken

International bacon day just so happens to fall on September 2nd, so this month I was originally going to make you guy’s bacon, egg, ham, and cheese…spicy Dijon stuffed croissants. Sounds amazing, right? But I burnt them, the bacon did not cook all the way through and they were far from picture-perfect. I stood there…

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