“If you are in a bad mood go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood go for another walk.”
Apart from "move a muscle and change a thought", which has finally been scientifically proven through bi-lateral stimulation, recreation does more than provide an opportunity for your brain to organize itself and give you a fun break. It also is a source for making friends and connecting. What's the first thing you do when you've gone through a physical challenge? You smile at your neighbor. You need to share this moment.
Exercising together gives residents a chance to change something they often think in the beginning, that they would never have fun in recovery and make friends. It is easier to keep away from drugs and alcohol when you're exercising or playing on a team and staying active kayaking, biking or hiking. You'll also need patience and focus, two qualities that translate into recovery life. The necessary social skills can be learned while playing tennis, golf, softball, basketball, volleyball, biking and hiking. Horseback riding and ropes demonstrate to residents that they can step out of their comfort zone, be vulnerable and receive help.
Getting physically active literally results in feeling naturally rewarded and sets the tone for the rest of the day. Everyone comes away invigorated with more self-awareness and a deeper understanding of themselves and the rewards of recovery and friendship. Our area offers a wide variety of activities, yoga is included but other activities are offered at cost and are not included in the residence fee.
Interesting Topic of the Week
Since the owner and manager is a former teacher, we learn something new every week. Every week a different person peer-drives us in our Interesting Topic of the Week. We learn from one of us about something that they are experts in, that they are passionate about. The lists of topics is only limited by the expertise of the person presenting them.