This month’s diversity guest blog post is by Brooke A. Williams, LMSW, LCDC, Counselor in Austin Recovery’s Admissions and Detox programs. For more cultural holiday guest blog posts, click here. Today, Brooke is sharing some information with us on Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, and Lent.
Mardi Gras/Ash Wednesday/Lent
By Brooke A. Williams, LMSW, [...]
Inspired by TheFix.com’s Sober Holiday Gift Guide, we have been scouring the web for some great gift recommendations for your sober/in recovery friends. We came across an awesome website, My12StepStore.com, that had a great range of gifts. Many of the gifts you’ll see featured below can be purchased on their website. They were also awesome [...]
As Hanukkah begins this weekend, we wanted to continue our tradition of guest blog posts on various cultural holidays as part of our ongoing diversity initiative. Today’s post is contributed by Jeff Kamen, Alumni/Volunteer Coordinator at Austin Recovery. Jeff, thank you for sharing such great information on the holiday, as well as [...]
For the last few years, we have done a blog post about gratitude on Thanksgiving. First, in 2010 we posted about Bill Wilson’s Thoughts on Thanksgiving and Gratitude. Then in 2011, we asked Austin Recovery staff to contribute statements of their own gratitude, which we shared on the 2011 Thanksgiving blog post here.
This year, [...]
Today marks the beginning of Diwali, so we have a special guest blog post contributed by Brooke Miller, LMSW, LCDC and Counselor / Case Manager at Austin Recovery. I love how Brooke not only teaches us about the cultural holiday, but also ponders the connections of the holiday’s significance with spirituality and recovery. Click here to see other [...]
No doubt Halloween is a fun time of year… but often times for adults that fun is associated with partying. Since Halloween celebrations are upon us this weekend and into next week, we wanted to share some great tips on having an alcohol-free Halloween from this article we found over [...]
Today’s Guest Blogger is Jeff Kamen, Austin Recovery Alumni and Volunteer Coordinator. As part of our ongoing diversity initiative and desire to spread more cultural awareness, Jeff has written a piece sharing his personal memories of Rosh Hashanah (which begins this Sunday, September 16) and what it means to him.
Rosh Hashanah, A Sweet Reflection
Ramadan lantern decorations. Source: Wikipedia.
By Ilana Zivkovich, LMSW, Austin Recovery Director of Clinical Development
Roughly a year and a half ago Austin Recovery created our first Diversity Committee – a group of enthusiastic, open-minded coworkers with a shared vision of promoting diversity, acceptance, and respect within our agency. We managed to [...]
With Father’s Day this weekend, we wanted today’s blog post to be more personal. Guest blogger Caitlin Quinn, Outreach and Marketing Assistant submitted a beautiful message for us today. Here it is in Caitlin’s own words.
Happy Father’s Day to all Dads out there! Really, you’re great, and we don’t tell you enough. [...]
Stonewall Riots, 1969.
Today’s blog post is written by Dustin Wolfe, a member of Austin Recovery’s heARt committee, an agency group committed to internally promote and educate staff about diversity. June is LGBTQIA Pride Month, and in order to celebrate that month, Dustin educates us on a historical moment and achievement for the gay community in the United States. Thank you [...]