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Heroes Don’t Wear Capes
Jaymie Bryan 1 day ago

As the skytrain got fuller and more awkward - it became a semi-social experiment. Do people just grab a seat without thought for others? As one woman got up and left right beside me I didn’t take the… Read More

Days of Days - Kelowna Part 3
Jaymie Bryan 3 days ago

I jumped into the familiar truck and we drove to a park bench. On that park bench, we shared tears and grief. I sat with a now widow and it was meeting her where she was at. Holding hands and talking.… Read More

Alumni Submissions - A Client, a Calgarian, and a View on Addiction - Part 2
Jaymie Bryan 4 days ago

I encourage you all to ponder your view on addiction. Some of the most amazing, talented, thoughtful people that I have ever met are people that came into my life here. We are not lazy, we are not ent… Read More

Heroes Don’t Wear Capes

August 16, 2018

As the skytrain got fuller and more awkward – it became a semi-social experiment. Do people just grab a seat without thought for others? As one woman got up and left right beside me I
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Days of Days – Kelowna Part 3

August 14, 2018

I jumped into the familiar truck and we drove to a park bench. On that park bench, we shared tears and grief. I sat with a now widow and it was meeting her where she
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Alumni Submissions – A Client, a Calgarian, and a View on Addiction – Part 2

August 13, 2018

I encourage you all to ponder your view on addiction. Some of the most amazing, talented, thoughtful people that I have ever met are people that came into my life here. We are not lazy,
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Confessions at the Dinner Table

August 9, 2018

The alumni dinners are quite often light, breaking bread with one another, and casually intimate. This was by far one of the most vulnerable, honest and candid check-ins at our table. In the almost four
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First Time Back – Kelowna Tribute

August 7, 2018

So, I’m boarding a plane at the YYZ and I’m now really thinking about the absence of a truly amazing man and alumni. I attended his funeral this April and this is the first Kelowna
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Alumni Submission: A Client, a Calgarian, and a New Man

August 6, 2018

Back to Calgary with a healthier mind, healthier heart, healthier body and I’m excited to take on the world again! People have been asking me what is the most valuable thing I learned while at
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It’s Okay to be Imperfect

June 29, 2018

Those in early recovery from substance use disorders usually don’t like the person they see in the mirror. They often wonder if they’re strong enough to resist a severe craving. They’re often unsure if they
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Pitfalls to Avoid – Part 1

June 13, 2018

There are many common pitfalls when it comes to life and recovery in particular. I want to take this series to talk about eight of them as they relate to families and loves ones of
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Reno’s, An Open House, Meet and Greet and Support Meeting

June 11, 2018

My Toronto travels usually include getting together with different alumni’s. I was trying to get to a client’s Reno, via train, bus and some walking, buuuuut, it probably would have turned into bedlam, so he
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Hanging with the Hooligans and Having Fun

June 7, 2018

After our very emotional,  thought-provoking, deep sharing, and vulnerable support meeting, four of us decided to go for some dinner. As we strolled down the street It felt like we were the good kind of
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