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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An Open Letter About Mental Health and the Importance of Self-Care

To the community struggling with mental health, you are not alone. With things being what they are in this world, we are all facing new challenges and obstacles in terms of our journey in self-care. In the midst of a time when we are encouraged to limit our social contact, it can be hard to…

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Trust Your Higher Power and Trust the Process

By: Jessica L., Transformations Alumna Hi! I’m so grateful to be able to share the success I’ve had maintaining my sobriety. May 29, 2020, I celebrated five years of clean time! As Charles Dickens would say, these past five years have been “the best of times and the worst of times.” The first year of…

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Michael’s Movie Pick – “Beautiful Boy”

Hey guys! One of my favorite things to do is watch movies – and because of how hot and rainy and it’s been down here in South Florida, I have been indulging in this form of entertainment a little more than usual. You might have seen my “workout of the month” in our last issue,…

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Adapting to a Pandemic: A Glimpse into the Experience of Radical Change

By Jamie Salsberg, LCSW, CAP, EMDR, Transformations Clinical Director Despite having gone through treatment, being in recovery for many years, and now serving as clinical director I still often struggle at times to help loved ones understand what an alcoholic or addict goes through upon entering treatment.  Loved ones often find it particularly challenging to empathize…

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Cinnamon Roll Waffles

Fun Fact: “In the United States, Waffle Day is celebrated on August 24. The unofficial holiday commemorates the day in 1869 when the first waffle iron was patented.” …Good enough reason for me to make waffles this month! I hope that you guys enjoy this recipe as much as I did and I hope that…

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Alumni Spotlight: Nathan M.

By: Nathan M., Transformations alumnus It feels like just yesterday I was walking down the jetway to board a plane headed to South Florida. It became so real, right there at that moment, that I was embarking on a new path with a sliver of hope that somehow I could get my life back. I…

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