My New Favorite “F” Word

By: Michael Murphy, Transformations/Help For Our Heroes alumnus & Alumni Coordinator Last summer, after I graduated from Transformations I took what I had learned and hit the ground running. In my time here I learned a tremendous amount of knowledge. Not only about myself, but also about life “Back on the outside.” It is no…

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Why Mommy Is Sober

By: Lisa Blomgren, Transformations Alumni Coordinator Dear little one. I haven’t met you yet but I already love you more than I have ever loved anything in this world. Each little kick and squirm is a reminder of the new life that I am bringing into this world and all of the adventures that lie…

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Getting Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

By: Michaela B., Transformations Alumna “When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing, or situation – some fact of my life – unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be…

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TTC pets

Pets of TTC – Star and Bandit

Star and Bandit were adopted from Delilah’s 2nd Chance Rescue in Port St. Lucie, FL in January 2020 and March 2020 respectively.  Star is a golden 1 1/2 year old dachshund mix….

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Covid Saved My Life

By: Michael Murphy, Marine Corps Veteran, Transformations Alumnus, Alumni Coordinator “Hi! My name is Mike, and I’m an alcoholic”. A simple greeting/statement that was WAY overdue in my life. I spent the majority of my adult life criticizing others for their life choices and actions. Including, but not limited to, how much they drank, what…

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A Man Called Ove

Book review by Lisa Blomgren, Transformations Alumni Coordinator “Our book club chose to read “A Man Called Ove” this quarter and it did not disappoint! Ove is a grumpy, stubborn man that is highly suspicious of those around them. He has no problem telling you “what you did wrong” and he has been known to…

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Peacefulness I Never Knew Existed

By: Jen H., Transformations Alumna Sober date: 5/26/2020 “Recovery is the only high that keeps getting better as I do.” I was a heavy drinker and loved to go out since my early twenties.  As a pharmaceutical sales rep, it was basically part of my job.  About five years ago the drinking caught up with…

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Snowflakes

By: Keith Berger, Coordinator of Family Integrated Services (The Family Guy) Someone I care about suffers from alcoholism, addiction, and mental health challenges and I have been affected. Even though I have personally never used alcohol or other mood-and-mind altering chemicals compulsively (and I choose not to indulge in any substances for a couple of…

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The Best Florida Key Lime Pie

Summer is coming and nothing says Florida summer like some refreshing key lime pie! Enjoy! Ingredients: 2 cups graham cracker crumbs 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 2 cans sweetened condensed milk 3 large egg yolks ⅔ cup fresh lime juice ½ cup sliced almonds Whipped cream or any whipped topping lime slices, optional lime zest,…

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