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Meet Bob Forrest our Creative Director. The longtime partner of Dr. Drew Pinsky, Bob has helped countless alcoholics and addicts get sober and find their purpose. In 1996 when he got clean, Bob started developing an innovative and individualized structure for the treatment of addiction. “I want to treat addicts with dignity, love and compassion... I just want to love, help, encourage, nurture and steer people in a more positive direction of life.”

Meet Bob Forrest our Creative Director. The longtime partner of Dr. Drew Pinsky, Bob has helped countless alcoholics and addicts get sober and find their purpose. In 1996 when he got clean, Bob started developing an innovative and individualized structure for the treatment of addiction. “I want to treat addicts with dignity, love and compassion... I just want to love, help, encourage, nurture and steer people in a more positive direction of life.”

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#alorecovery #fridayfeels #inspirationalquotes #weekendvibes #quoteoftheday #motivation #youcandoit #recoveryisworthit #wellnesswarrior #spiritualgangster #recoveryispossible #connectionnotcontrol #believeinyourself #quotesdaily #positivevibes

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#alorecovery #fridayfeels #inspirationalquotes #weekendvibes #quoteoftheday #motivation #youcandoit #recoveryisworthit #wellnesswarrior #spiritualgangster #recoveryispossible #connectionnotcontrol #believeinyourself #quotesdaily #positivevibes

Today on the #alohouseblog we're talking about daily techniques to help you slow down and turn inward. *link in bio* #shapeyourlife

Today on the #alohouseblog we're talking about daily techniques to help you slow down and turn inward. *link in bio* #shapeyourlife

Self-care is ✨so✨ important. Thanks for the reminder, @drjudyho!
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#Repost from @drjudyho: #SelfCareSunday:
Without addressing your own needs you won’t have enough to give to the people you’re passionate about or to put towards the goals you’re striving for. And, the act of #selfcare is a good demonstration of the considerate regard you will give others as well!
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Let’s flip the script on the topic of Self Care, moving away from “selfishness” and towards it being essential for #health, happiness and productivity! 🙌🏼
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#selflove #selfrespect #youfirst #drjudysays #indulgence #quote #qotd #quoteoftheday #alorecovery

Self-care is ✨so✨ important. Thanks for the reminder, @drjudyho !
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#Repost from @drjudyho : #SelfCareSunday :
Without addressing your own needs you won’t have enough to give to the people you’re passionate about or to put towards the goals you’re striving for. And, the act of #selfcare is a good demonstration of the considerate regard you will give others as well!
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Let’s flip the script on the topic of Self Care, moving away from “selfishness” and towards it being essential for #health , happiness and productivity! 🙌🏼
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#selflove #selfrespect #youfirst #drjudysays #indulgence #quote #qotd #quoteoftheday #alorecovery

Every individual has their own personal strengths and weaknesses. At Alo house, we seek to employ a strengths-based approach, and always work to empower our clients, to help them achieve self-efficacy, and to help them discover and connect to their passion.

Every individual has their own personal strengths and weaknesses. At Alo house, we seek to employ a strengths-based approach, and always work to empower our clients, to help them achieve self-efficacy, and to help them discover and connect to their passion.

Let's face it - recovery is not easy!  When journeying along this rocky path it's important for one to be honest with themselves. Honesty is a key element of any successful life away from addiction. #connectionnotcontrol #findyourself

Let's face it - recovery is not easy! When journeying along this rocky path it's important for one to be honest with themselves. Honesty is a key element of any successful life away from addiction. #connectionnotcontrol #findyourself

New post on #AloBlog: Feeling sleepy? Always tired? We've listed a few tips to help you schedule the right amount of downtime. #connectionnotcontrol

New post on #AloBlog : Feeling sleepy? Always tired? We've listed a few tips to help you schedule the right amount of downtime. #connectionnotcontrol

#recoveryispossible and @itsalexishaines is proof! After a series of arrests, opiate and heroin addiction, Alexis is now a mother, a wife, and a recovery advocate at #AloHouseRecoveryCenters. Learn more of her inspiring story from her recent interview with @thedoctorstv! Link in profile.

#recoveryispossible and @itsalexishaines is proof! After a series of arrests, opiate and heroin addiction, Alexis is now a mother, a wife, and a recovery advocate at #AloHouseRecoveryCenters . Learn more of her inspiring story from her recent interview with @thedoctorstv ! Link in profile.

Don't let your past keep you from moving forward. #recoveryisworthit

Don't let your past keep you from moving forward. #recoveryisworthit

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"We laugh, we cry. We make time fly. We are best friends. My mother and I."
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"We laugh, we cry. We make time fly. We are best friends. My mother and I."

This is my sister in law, Cindy.⁣
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When her kids have something to say, she looks them in the eye. She stops what she’s doing. She gives them her attention.⁣
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And so they talk. And they talk. And she soaks it all up.⁣
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When they ask for advice, she’s ready to give it, and it’s always loving and well-thought-out. She doesn’t try to control her children’s choices, but she’s there to guide.⁣
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She’s also game for anything. She’ll jump into a volleyball game, dive into the pool, sit down to play an intense board game, jump up to make cookies (she makes the best cookies), join a relay race -- seriously, anything.⁣
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She goes with the flow when it matters, and also knows exactly how to stick to her principles.⁣
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She has faith, and she’s not afraid to use it, or express how it helps her. Her children know what she believes, and they also know they don’t have to share her beliefs. And I see her children benefit again and again from her strong faith. ⁣
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Whenever a chatty child begins talking to me while I’m busy, I channel Cindy. I have a memory in my mind: she was wiping a counter, and her daughter began to tell her about a kid from school. She stopped wiping, leaned against the counter, looked at her daughter, and listened. ⁣
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I’m sure she doesn’t stop every single time her kids are talking to her - who could? - but that image helps me when I feel tired from chattiness. I pull that memory up. I stop what I’m doing, and I listen.⁣
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What helps you stop and listen?

This is my sister in law, Cindy.⁣

When her kids have something to say, she looks them in the eye. She stops what she’s doing. She gives them her attention.⁣

And so they talk. And they talk. And she soaks it all up.⁣

When they ask for advice, she’s ready to give it, and it’s always loving and well-thought-out. She doesn’t try to control her children’s choices, but she’s there to guide.⁣

She’s also game for anything. She’ll jump into a volleyball game, dive into the pool, sit down to play an intense board game, jump up to make cookies (she makes the best cookies), join a relay race -- seriously, anything.⁣

She goes with the flow when it matters, and also knows exactly how to stick to her principles.⁣

She has faith, and she’s not afraid to use it, or express how it helps her. Her children know what she believes, and they also know they don’t have to share her beliefs. And I see her children benefit again and again from her strong faith. ⁣

Whenever a chatty child begins talking to me while I’m busy, I channel Cindy. I have a memory in my mind: she was wiping a counter, and her daughter began to tell her about a kid from school. She stopped wiping, leaned against the counter, looked at her daughter, and listened. ⁣

I’m sure she doesn’t stop every single time her kids are talking to her - who could? - but that image helps me when I feel tired from chattiness. I pull that memory up. I stop what I’m doing, and I listen.⁣

What helps you stop and listen?

"Why couldn’t she just comply with what I had told her? Why did everything have to be so hard? So many extra steps? So much anger and tension?"⁣
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Tap the link in my bio to read about one approach that has helped me connect with my children instead of fight with them. Would it work for you?

"Why couldn’t she just comply with what I had told her? Why did everything have to be so hard? So many extra steps? So much anger and tension?"⁣

Tap the link in my bio to read about one approach that has helped me connect with my children instead of fight with them. Would it work for you?

Eén van de problemen die ik regelmatig tegenkom, is angst voor de hoefsmid of de dierenarts.

Als jouw paard dit ook heeft, is het effectief om hem door mij te laten trainen. Op dit soort problemen zit vaak een 'deadline', ze moeten immers aangepakt worden voor het eerstvolgende bezoek van de smid of dierenarts. Doordat er dan een zekere tijdsdruk is, is het belangrijk dat elk trainingsmoment zo goed mogelijk wordt benut. Niet alleen de timing van de beloning is heel belangrijk, maar je moet ook heel goed inschatten waar de spanning begint op te bouwen - en daarvoor moet je alert zijn op de kleinste signalen die je paard geeft.

Dit is lastig als je zelf nog maar net begint met clickertraining. Dan heb je het vaak al druk met je eigen motoriek (waar laat ik de clicker, oh ik moet voer pakken, oeps het target moest uit het zicht...). Het is dan prettig de training even uit handen te geven, zodat je paard of pony optimaal geholpen wordt. Dit zal hem of haar ook vertrouwen geven, en dat is juist bij angstige paarden zo ontzettend belangrijk.

Als je paard eenmaal snapt wat de bedoeling is, kun jij er vervolgens in alle rust zelf mee verder. Interesse in training van je paard? Kijk op mijn website voor meer informatie.

#paardentraining #paardvriendelijketraining #horsesofinstagram #positivereinforcementtraining #clickerpaard #clickandtreat #connectionnotcontrol

Eén van de problemen die ik regelmatig tegenkom, is angst voor de hoefsmid of de dierenarts.

Als jouw paard dit ook heeft, is het effectief om hem door mij te laten trainen. Op dit soort problemen zit vaak een 'deadline', ze moeten immers aangepakt worden voor het eerstvolgende bezoek van de smid of dierenarts. Doordat er dan een zekere tijdsdruk is, is het belangrijk dat elk trainingsmoment zo goed mogelijk wordt benut. Niet alleen de timing van de beloning is heel belangrijk, maar je moet ook heel goed inschatten waar de spanning begint op te bouwen - en daarvoor moet je alert zijn op de kleinste signalen die je paard geeft.

Dit is lastig als je zelf nog maar net begint met clickertraining. Dan heb je het vaak al druk met je eigen motoriek (waar laat ik de clicker, oh ik moet voer pakken, oeps het target moest uit het zicht...). Het is dan prettig de training even uit handen te geven, zodat je paard of pony optimaal geholpen wordt. Dit zal hem of haar ook vertrouwen geven, en dat is juist bij angstige paarden zo ontzettend belangrijk.

Als je paard eenmaal snapt wat de bedoeling is, kun jij er vervolgens in alle rust zelf mee verder. Interesse in training van je paard? Kijk op mijn website voor meer informatie.

#paardentraining #paardvriendelijketraining #horsesofinstagram #positivereinforcementtraining #clickerpaard #clickandtreat #connectionnotcontrol

Connection not control wins in our house every time... it bypasses the need to vent in a traumatic way... as soon as we are heard, recognised and understood there’s no need for the  tantrum... and that goes for us big people to! 🥰 #connectionnotcontrol #positivevibes #positiveparenting #positivediscipline #mum #mama #wigglebums #lushtums #kids #anxietyrelief

Connection not control wins in our house every time... it bypasses the need to vent in a traumatic way... as soon as we are heard, recognised and understood there’s no need for the tantrum... and that goes for us big people to! 🥰 #connectionnotcontrol #positivevibes #positiveparenting #positivediscipline #mum #mama #wigglebums #lushtums #kids #anxietyrelief

🎅 " I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark " 🎄 Dick Gregory 💙🙏 1930 - 2017 👥👥👤👥👤👤👥👥👤👥👤👥
#seekhelpwherehelpisneeded " Six factors that are essential to building community support ( for data-driven solutions )"
👤Organizing for ownership 💙differentiate between mobilizing and organizing
👤Allowing for complexity ❤consider the cultural context & long-term sustainability
👤Working with local institutions
💙solid grounding in the community
👤Applying an equity lens
❤The ranks of board members, staff members, advisors, and partners must include members of the beneficiary community!!!!
👤Building momentum 💙 “It takes patience and relationships to make it work.”
👤Managing constituencies through change - prepare all of these constituencies for the adaptive changes they will have to make.
❤build community engagement around adoption of a new framework
#engagementnotcharity #peacefortheworld #civilengagement #bethechangeyouwanttosee
#youarethenonprofit 
#equity #givebackgetback
#connect #givingandreceiving
#createcommunity #activism  #connectionnotcontrol #teachwhatyoumostneedtolearn 
#staywoke #holidaytraditions
👉 COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MATTERS (NOW MORE THAN EVER) ❗

@ssir.org/articles/entry/community_engagement_matters_now_more_than_ever
@stanfordsocialimpact
#forthechildren #betterworld #dickgregory #impactinglives #socialchange #civicengagement #gratitude #activism
#thegreatestgift

🎅 " I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark " 🎄 Dick Gregory 💙🙏 1930 - 2017 👥👥👤👥👤👤👥👥👤👥👤👥
#seekhelpwherehelpisneeded " Six factors that are essential to building community support ( for data-driven solutions )"
👤Organizing for ownership 💙differentiate between mobilizing and organizing
👤Allowing for complexity ❤consider the cultural context & long-term sustainability
👤Working with local institutions
💙solid grounding in the community
👤Applying an equity lens
❤The ranks of board members, staff members, advisors, and partners must include members of the beneficiary community!!!!
👤Building momentum 💙 “It takes patience and relationships to make it work.”
👤Managing constituencies through change - prepare all of these constituencies for the adaptive changes they will have to make.
❤build community engagement around adoption of a new framework
#engagementnotcharity #peacefortheworld #civilengagement #bethechangeyouwanttosee
#youarethenonprofit
#equity #givebackgetback
#connect #givingandreceiving
#createcommunity #activism #connectionnotcontrol #teachwhatyoumostneedtolearn
#staywoke #holidaytraditions
👉 COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MATTERS (NOW MORE THAN EVER) ❗

@ssir.org /articles/entry/community_engagement_matters_now_more_than_ever
@stanfordsocialimpact
#forthechildren #betterworld #dickgregory #impactinglives #socialchange #civicengagement #gratitude #activism
#thegreatestgift

[REMINDER: This is tonight at 8 pm over in the Connected Parenting Malaysia group (link IN bio)  Join me Live and bring your Qs along!] Time Outs. Yelling. Spanking. Naughty Chair. Thinking Chair. Threat of a Cane. Caning. The Death Stare - Are they all the same in their effect on children? "This is what my parents did to me. And I turned out fine." "This is the only way I can get them to behave." "If I don't do it today, the world will give them a hard time tomorrow" "I don't want to raise snowflakes"

If you relate to any of these statements, or have had them told to you from well meaning others, then come and join me for the weekly Friday Night Parenting Series to hear my thoughts and perspectives based on neuroscience and psychology research on the good, bad, and ugly side of parenting that works because of fear.
No judgement, no shaming - just a plain old discussion and some fresh insights.

See you at 8 on Friday!

Drop your Qs below or ask them when you see me live!
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This is a weekly mini-workshop series as part of the Friday Night Parenting Series. Every week we tackle a different topic related to parenting. If you would like me to speak on any topic, please always free to let me know either as a post in the group or as a private message to me.

We are here to learn together <3

#thenestingheartparenting #consciousparenting #connectedparentingmalaysia #raisingemotionallyhealthychildren #raisingconfidentkids #mentalhealthinchildren #respectfulparenting #buildingconfidence #connectionnotcontrol

[REMINDER: This is tonight at 8 pm over in the Connected Parenting Malaysia group (link IN bio) Join me Live and bring your Qs along!] Time Outs. Yelling. Spanking. Naughty Chair. Thinking Chair. Threat of a Cane. Caning. The Death Stare - Are they all the same in their effect on children? "This is what my parents did to me. And I turned out fine." "This is the only way I can get them to behave." "If I don't do it today, the world will give them a hard time tomorrow" "I don't want to raise snowflakes"

If you relate to any of these statements, or have had them told to you from well meaning others, then come and join me for the weekly Friday Night Parenting Series to hear my thoughts and perspectives based on neuroscience and psychology research on the good, bad, and ugly side of parenting that works because of fear.
No judgement, no shaming - just a plain old discussion and some fresh insights.

See you at 8 on Friday!

Drop your Qs below or ask them when you see me live!
____________________________
This is a weekly mini-workshop series as part of the Friday Night Parenting Series. Every week we tackle a different topic related to parenting. If you would like me to speak on any topic, please always free to let me know either as a post in the group or as a private message to me.

We are here to learn together <3

#thenestingheartparenting #consciousparenting #connectedparentingmalaysia #raisingemotionallyhealthychildren #raisingconfidentkids #mentalhealthinchildren #respectfulparenting #buildingconfidence #connectionnotcontrol

Yesterday, I was crouching down, making myself a little smaller and more inviting as Ciqala stepped closer and closer. I focused on breathing and matching my heart energy with his. He touched me - exploring my sweatshirt - and not just with his nose whiskers - this time he explored touch so much he wanted to use his teeth to investigate the hoodie material. Which made me laugh. Later in the day, we had some visitors come out, two of which were little kids. To my surprise, Ciqala was intensely interested and, several times, just like this picture- he almost touched this little girl. Oh my heart! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ #childinnocence #noagenda #energywork #heartspace #ciqala #checkpointonemuatangs #mustangs #sorrelmustang #yearling #everyhorseneedsalittlegirl #gentling #groundwork #connectionnotcontrol #ilovemyjob #grateful #blessed

Yesterday, I was crouching down, making myself a little smaller and more inviting as Ciqala stepped closer and closer. I focused on breathing and matching my heart energy with his. He touched me - exploring my sweatshirt - and not just with his nose whiskers - this time he explored touch so much he wanted to use his teeth to investigate the hoodie material. Which made me laugh. Later in the day, we had some visitors come out, two of which were little kids. To my surprise, Ciqala was intensely interested and, several times, just like this picture- he almost touched this little girl. Oh my heart! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ #childinnocence #noagenda #energywork #heartspace #ciqala #checkpointonemuatangs #mustangs #sorrelmustang #yearling #everyhorseneedsalittlegirl #gentling #groundwork #connectionnotcontrol #ilovemyjob #grateful #blessed

Day 2 of working with Ciqala. Closer today! He’s the last one with a neck tag.... and that’s okay, he has lots and lots of questions that I am perfectly okay with letting him ask. #nowrongquestions #mustang #gentling #mustanggentling #lovemyjob #createyourlife #questions #patience #noagenda #checkpointonemustangs #checkpointonemustanggentling2019 #thejourneycontinues #love #blessed #horseshelp #naturalhorsemanship #groundwork #relationship #connection #trust #safety #connectionnotcontrol

Day 2 of working with Ciqala. Closer today! He’s the last one with a neck tag.... and that’s okay, he has lots and lots of questions that I am perfectly okay with letting him ask. #nowrongquestions #mustang #gentling #mustanggentling #lovemyjob #createyourlife #questions #patience #noagenda #checkpointonemustangs #checkpointonemustanggentling2019 #thejourneycontinues #love #blessed #horseshelp #naturalhorsemanship #groundwork #relationship #connection #trust #safety #connectionnotcontrol

Connection - not control. I ended my 20 min round pen session with this beautiful little sorrel mustang yearling shortly after this picture was taken because he took several steps toward me. 😊 I’m so grateful for the opportunity to work with @checkpoint_1 ‘s 4 mustangs to help them get adopted.  #checkpointonemustangs #checkpointonemustanggentling2019 #blmmustang #mustangyearlings #connectionnotcontrol #gentling #trust #roundpen #adopt #horseshelp #patience #slowerisfaster #lessismore #myhairmatchesyours #blonde #blondesquad #justthetwoofus

Connection - not control. I ended my 20 min round pen session with this beautiful little sorrel mustang yearling shortly after this picture was taken because he took several steps toward me. 😊 I’m so grateful for the opportunity to work with @checkpoint_1 ‘s 4 mustangs to help them get adopted. #checkpointonemustangs #checkpointonemustanggentling2019 #blmmustang #mustangyearlings #connectionnotcontrol #gentling #trust #roundpen #adopt #horseshelp #patience #slowerisfaster #lessismore #myhairmatchesyours #blonde #blondesquad #justthetwoofus

Happy Saturday! Here's 34/40 days of illustrated poetry: Seafoam Liberty
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A seafoam green woman
is modestly draped and frozen
in bronze
and stone
so as to not offend the puritanical sensibilities
of its audience.
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Not her mother, the wild revolutionary,
not the bare-breasted warrior
that so offended the monarchs
across the ocean.
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Modern monarchs 
hide behind her robes
use her as sword, shield, and symbol.
Many proclaim her name and pledge their love,
but few truly see or know or love
the truth of her being.
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She holds her torch high
with fire she did not ask for,
flames that give light
and warmth
as easily as they give death
and destruction.
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Her robes are stained
with the blood
and hope
and sweat
of un-nameable masses.
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How many other women
have likewise felt their skin change from bronze
to corpse-green?
Beneath her gaze that sees but cannot act,
for she is weighed down by
bronze and heavy stone.
.
How many of their sons
lay in pieces?
Pawns of the games
played on heavy oak desks
made from the wreckage of imperial ships.
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The seafoam green guardian 
Could not save them
For she is only a statue.
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She does what she can.
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I've been reflecting on the many atrocities that have been and continue to be committed in the name of god, country, and liberty and what we as living, breathing humans can do to remedy it. The global nature of the problem sickens and saddens me. All of the solutions I can think of may sound naïve in the face of such giant broken systems where so much money and power is at stake, but I will say them anyway because change begins on an individual level. I have hope in the midst of all this confusion because of the good people I see around me doing their small part to make their communities better instead of sitting back and complaining about the insanity going on. I see people choosing love over fear and connection over division. I see people using their voices to share their stories and lift up those who are most vulnerable. I see an unprecedented opportunity for global expression, connection and understanding. I see people celebrating what is wonderful about the world.
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Happy Saturday! Here's 34/40 days of illustrated poetry: Seafoam Liberty
.
A seafoam green woman
is modestly draped and frozen
in bronze
and stone
so as to not offend the puritanical sensibilities
of its audience.
.
Not her mother, the wild revolutionary,
not the bare-breasted warrior
that so offended the monarchs
across the ocean.
.
Modern monarchs
hide behind her robes
use her as sword, shield, and symbol.
Many proclaim her name and pledge their love,
but few truly see or know or love
the truth of her being.
.
She holds her torch high
with fire she did not ask for,
flames that give light
and warmth
as easily as they give death
and destruction.
.
Her robes are stained
with the blood
and hope
and sweat
of un-nameable masses.
.
How many other women
have likewise felt their skin change from bronze
to corpse-green?
Beneath her gaze that sees but cannot act,
for she is weighed down by
bronze and heavy stone.
.
How many of their sons
lay in pieces?
Pawns of the games
played on heavy oak desks
made from the wreckage of imperial ships.
.
The seafoam green guardian
Could not save them
For she is only a statue.
.
She does what she can.
.
.
.
I've been reflecting on the many atrocities that have been and continue to be committed in the name of god, country, and liberty and what we as living, breathing humans can do to remedy it. The global nature of the problem sickens and saddens me. All of the solutions I can think of may sound naïve in the face of such giant broken systems where so much money and power is at stake, but I will say them anyway because change begins on an individual level. I have hope in the midst of all this confusion because of the good people I see around me doing their small part to make their communities better instead of sitting back and complaining about the insanity going on. I see people choosing love over fear and connection over division. I see people using their voices to share their stories and lift up those who are most vulnerable. I see an unprecedented opportunity for global expression, connection and understanding. I see people celebrating what is wonderful about the world.
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🌱An introduction🌱Personally I really enjoy finding out more about the people behind the accounts I follow. My name is Heidi and I live in South London with my husband, 5 year old son and rescue cat. I’m a former primary school teacher and now a trained infant massage and story massage instructor. I’m not an expert in child development, child psychology or parenting but I like learning about all of these things 🤓. I have a strong belief that it is our connection to our children (not control) that is our greatest parenting tool. Sharing massage with our son as an infant and now as a young child through #storymassage has had a profound impact on our family life and especially the emotional literacy of our son. By establishing @calm_little_people I want to raise awareness of the power of positive nurturing touch for babies and beyond. Love creates love 💕 .
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#babymassage #infantmassage #childmassage #storymassage #infantmentalhealth #childmentalhealth #lifeafterteaching #gentleparenting #responsiveparenting #connection #connectionnotcontrol #lovenotcontrol #blossomandberrybabymassage

🌱An introduction🌱Personally I really enjoy finding out more about the people behind the accounts I follow. My name is Heidi and I live in South London with my husband, 5 year old son and rescue cat. I’m a former primary school teacher and now a trained infant massage and story massage instructor. I’m not an expert in child development, child psychology or parenting but I like learning about all of these things 🤓. I have a strong belief that it is our connection to our children (not control) that is our greatest parenting tool. Sharing massage with our son as an infant and now as a young child through #storymassage has had a profound impact on our family life and especially the emotional literacy of our son. By establishing @calm_little_people I want to raise awareness of the power of positive nurturing touch for babies and beyond. Love creates love 💕 .
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#babymassage #infantmassage #childmassage #storymassage #infantmentalhealth #childmentalhealth #lifeafterteaching #gentleparenting #responsiveparenting #connection #connectionnotcontrol #lovenotcontrol #blossomandberrybabymassage

Connection, not control. #AloHouse

Connection, not control. #AloHouse

It's all about 👏com 👏mu 👏ni 👏ty! We take a community-based approach to addiction recovery, allowing people to work together to achieve the sobriety that they are searching for.⁣ Connection, not control.
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We want those suffering from addiction to flourish in their lives, not just prevent them from using a drug.

It's all about 👏com 👏mu 👏ni 👏ty! We take a community-based approach to addiction recovery, allowing people to work together to achieve the sobriety that they are searching for.⁣ Connection, not control.

We want those suffering from addiction to flourish in their lives, not just prevent them from using a drug.

Quickest way to have fun with our child... put them on our shoulders and look everywhere for them! 😂😂😂 #letkidsbekids #littlemoments #letthembelittle #mommoments #connectionnotcontrol #followthechild #sundayselfies #havefunwithkids #mumslife

Quickest way to have fun with our child... put them on our shoulders and look everywhere for them! 😂😂😂 #letkidsbekids #littlemoments #letthembelittle #mommoments #connectionnotcontrol #followthechild #sundayselfies #havefunwithkids #mumslife

Learned Helplessness – The Enemy of Autonomy⁣
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Learned helplessness occurs when one repeatedly experiences pain and frustration, coupled with a general lack of control over his or her environment, and becomes too used to this state of being. Becoming habituated to a sense of helplessness, he or she will not attempt to change the painful situation they are in, even when it becomes entirely possible to do so.⁣
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The notion that we are helpless is usually introduced to us as young children. Many of us grew up in chaotic, alcoholic homes. Our parents, who are often addicted, themselves, could be ultra critical and incredibly hard on us.⁣
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Too often, even as grown adults, we live under the law of our parents, under the set of beliefs and rules imposed on us when we were small children, before we were able to form our own – but what if they just don’t fit anymore? So the problem becomes how we make the leap from learned helplessness to autonomy?⁣
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When it comes to teaching autonomy, our approach at Alo House is to not shelter our clients from life. After all, we all got to make mistakes in our recovery. So why would we get to, or want to, shelter our clients from making mistakes in theirs?⁣
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In essence, this is how we learn and grow and improve as people. Failure is okay! Mistakes are okay! As long as we are willing enough, and man or woman enough, to face the consequences. But we wouldn’t know it from the culture we grew up in, where each of us were rewarded for perfection and punished for failure in an outdated, unrealistic education system. We aren’t policemen, and we aren’t controlling parents. We want our clients to be free!⁣

Learned Helplessness – The Enemy of Autonomy⁣

Learned helplessness occurs when one repeatedly experiences pain and frustration, coupled with a general lack of control over his or her environment, and becomes too used to this state of being. Becoming habituated to a sense of helplessness, he or she will not attempt to change the painful situation they are in, even when it becomes entirely possible to do so.⁣

The notion that we are helpless is usually introduced to us as young children. Many of us grew up in chaotic, alcoholic homes. Our parents, who are often addicted, themselves, could be ultra critical and incredibly hard on us.⁣

Too often, even as grown adults, we live under the law of our parents, under the set of beliefs and rules imposed on us when we were small children, before we were able to form our own – but what if they just don’t fit anymore? So the problem becomes how we make the leap from learned helplessness to autonomy?⁣

When it comes to teaching autonomy, our approach at Alo House is to not shelter our clients from life. After all, we all got to make mistakes in our recovery. So why would we get to, or want to, shelter our clients from making mistakes in theirs?⁣

In essence, this is how we learn and grow and improve as people. Failure is okay! Mistakes are okay! As long as we are willing enough, and man or woman enough, to face the consequences. But we wouldn’t know it from the culture we grew up in, where each of us were rewarded for perfection and punished for failure in an outdated, unrealistic education system. We aren’t policemen, and we aren’t controlling parents. We want our clients to be free!⁣

Your horse staying calm, focused and regulated while you are tense, checked out or anxious is an unreasonable expectation
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Of course, there are some horses who do this some of the time
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But that should be a privilege for you, not a requirement that is placed on your horse.
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Very few horses are secure enough to stay regulated constantly while we are disregulated
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Just like very few humans are able to stay completely regulated around a horse who is in fight or flight.
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There is nothing wrong with spending time with your horse when you are stressed/anxious etc
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But be mindful of your state, their state and what you are asking of them
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Taking into account both you and your horse's emotional/mental/physical state...ask yourself: is this a fair and kind request?
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It is not our horses job to regulate for us.
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#connectionnotcontrol #traumarecovery #traumainformed #equineassistedpsychotherapy #equinewellness #mentalhealthawareness #horsetraining #holistichorsemanship #naturalhorsemanship #naturallifemanship #kindness #selfregulation #brightstrideequine

Your horse staying calm, focused and regulated while you are tense, checked out or anxious is an unreasonable expectation
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Of course, there are some horses who do this some of the time
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But that should be a privilege for you, not a requirement that is placed on your horse.
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Very few horses are secure enough to stay regulated constantly while we are disregulated
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Just like very few humans are able to stay completely regulated around a horse who is in fight or flight.
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There is nothing wrong with spending time with your horse when you are stressed/anxious etc
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But be mindful of your state, their state and what you are asking of them
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Taking into account both you and your horse's emotional/mental/physical state...ask yourself: is this a fair and kind request?
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It is not our horses job to regulate for us.
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#connectionnotcontrol #traumarecovery #traumainformed #equineassistedpsychotherapy #equinewellness #mentalhealthawareness #horsetraining #holistichorsemanship #naturalhorsemanship #naturallifemanship #kindness #selfregulation #brightstrideequine

Before you expect anything close to perfection from your horse...
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Work on their understanding of the first step of what you want (release/reward)
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And before that, work on getting effort in the right direction (release/reward)
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And before that, you want willingness to put in effort period (release/reward)
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And before that, release/reward for them being present and connected.
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Connection first.
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But before any of that, check in with yourself...your emotional, physical, mental and energetic state has more influence on your horse than you know.
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#thisishorsemanship #naturalhorsemanship #gentlehorsetraining #holistichorsemanship #equinemassage #equinebodywork #equineassistedpsychotherapy #naturallifemanship #equinewellness #holistichealing #emotionalintelligence #horsetraining #connectionnotcontrol #happyhorse #brightstrideequine #hamilton #flamborough #cambridge #brantford

Before you expect anything close to perfection from your horse...
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Work on their understanding of the first step of what you want (release/reward)
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And before that, work on getting effort in the right direction (release/reward)
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And before that, you want willingness to put in effort period (release/reward)
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And before that, release/reward for them being present and connected.
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Connection first.
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But before any of that, check in with yourself...your emotional, physical, mental and energetic state has more influence on your horse than you know.
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#thisishorsemanship #naturalhorsemanship #gentlehorsetraining #holistichorsemanship #equinemassage #equinebodywork #equineassistedpsychotherapy #naturallifemanship #equinewellness #holistichealing #emotionalintelligence #horsetraining #connectionnotcontrol #happyhorse #brightstrideequine #hamilton #flamborough #cambridge #brantford

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Have you ever experienced a Sound Bath?⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Sound Healing rituals known as Sound Baths are used as a tool to reduce stress, release bodily tension, and quiet the mind.⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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If you are looking for an experience that will leave you feeling lighter, with more stable moods (at least for a couple days), and mentally refreshed, a sound bath may be the experience you’ve been searching for.⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Alo House is proud to offer weekly healing Sound Baths in Malibu. It's called Alo's Sober Zen, it's completely free to attend and open to the public. Join us Monday evenings from 6 pm - 7 pm.⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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28955 Pacific Coast Highway #200⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#soundbath #meditate #meditation #healing #malibu #freeevent #zen #sober #sobriety #soberliving #soberlife #alohouse #alorecovery #connectionnotcontrol

Have you ever experienced a Sound Bath?⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Sound Healing rituals known as Sound Baths are used as a tool to reduce stress, release bodily tension, and quiet the mind.⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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If you are looking for an experience that will leave you feeling lighter, with more stable moods (at least for a couple days), and mentally refreshed, a sound bath may be the experience you’ve been searching for.⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Alo House is proud to offer weekly healing Sound Baths in Malibu. It's called Alo's Sober Zen, it's completely free to attend and open to the public. Join us Monday evenings from 6 pm - 7 pm.⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Alo House Recovery Centers⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
28955 Pacific Coast Highway #200 ⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#soundbath #meditate #meditation #healing #malibu #freeevent #zen #sober #sobriety #soberliving #soberlife #alohouse #alorecovery #connectionnotcontrol

Road to Recovery: Real Life Stories From Rehab - Samantha⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I was brought to a small room with two beds and one closet. Anna asked me to place my duffle bag and purse on the bed and step back. She then dumped everything out from my duffle bag. She lifted and shook each item of clothing, opened up my toiletry bag and placed my mouthwash, shampoo and conditioner aside.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I remember feeling a fair amount of discomfort with a stranger going through my belongings. I knew it was part of the program, and I was so sick of fighting with people in my life that I retreated into myself.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Once she was finished, she handed me a paper schedule and told me that I needed to be in the large room on the first floor for “group.  I nodded, and she left.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I felt so many feelings, it’s hard to describe. These new people that I would soon meet in “group” would forever be part of my recovery journey. I was overwhelmed, but am so grateful I went through it, instead of escaping it.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Road to Recovery: Real Life Stories From Rehab - Samantha⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The woman behind the desk was kind, but curt. She told me that a woman named Anna would be out in a moment to show me to my room and go through my belongings.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I immediately remember feeling my stomach drop, not because I had anything in my possession that I shouldn’t, but because I didn’t like the idea of a stranger going through my stuff. I knew I did not have a choice, so I just nodded and waited.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I was brought to a small room with two beds and one closet. Anna asked me to place my duffle bag and purse on the bed and step back. She then dumped everything out from my duffle bag. She lifted and shook each item of clothing, opened up my toiletry bag and placed my mouthwash, shampoo and conditioner aside.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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She said because my shampoo and conditioner were in bottles without labels I would not be allowed to keep them. She also said that due to the fact that my mouthwash did not appear alcohol-free, that would be confiscated as well.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I remember feeling a fair amount of discomfort with a stranger going through my belongings. I knew it was part of the program, and I was so sick of fighting with people in my life that I retreated into myself.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Once she was finished, she handed me a paper schedule and told me that I needed to be in the large room on the first floor for “group. I nodded, and she left.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I felt so many feelings, it’s hard to describe. These new people that I would soon meet in “group” would forever be part of my recovery journey. I was overwhelmed, but am so grateful I went through it, instead of escaping it.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#recoverystories #addictionrecovery #sobriety #sober #soberliving #soberlife #connectionnotcontrol #alohouse #alorecovery #alohouseblog

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#alohouse #alorecovery #testimonial #recovery #connectionnotcontrol #addictionrecovery #sober #sobriety #soberliving #soberlife #recoveryispossible #recoveryisworthit #youcandoit

Thanks, Peyton!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#alohouse #alorecovery #testimonial #recovery #connectionnotcontrol #addictionrecovery #sober #sobriety #soberliving #soberlife #recoveryispossible #recoveryisworthit #youcandoit

With television shows like “13 Reasons Why” and the tragic reports of teen suicide due to cyberbullying, the issue of bullying has been brought into the spotlight, and for good reason: Bullying is a major problem in our nation’s schools.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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According to recent statistics, 1 in 4 students experiences bullying before they graduate from high school, making this issue more prevalent than many parents and school administrators realize.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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With television shows like “13 Reasons Why” and the tragic reports of teen suicide due to cyberbullying, the issue of bullying has been brought into the spotlight, and for good reason: Bullying is a major problem in our nation’s schools.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Overcoming a traumatic event at any age is difficult, but childhood traumatic events can be overwhelming and especially challenging. Seeking trauma counseling is an important step that is necessary for recovery.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#PTSDAwarenessMonth #trauma #childhoodtrauma #traumatherapy #connectionnotcontrol #sober #soberlife #soberliving #sobriety #wellness #mentalhealth #mentalwellness #alorecovery #alohouse

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#PTSDAwarenessMonth #trauma #childhoodtrauma #traumatherapy #connectionnotcontrol #sober #soberlife #soberliving #sobriety #wellness #mentalhealth #mentalwellness #alorecovery #alohouse

Connection, not control! You’ll hear me talk about this a lot. 
As soon as we seek to control another person we create an opportunity for resistance. If we continue seeking control, we cause a battle. 
When one person consistently “wins control,” the relationship is no longer equal. One person’s voice or opinion or power is greater than the other’s. 
Such a dynamic is not healthy. It creates space for vulnerability or bullying. It teaches one person that their value less. 
It empowers one by disempowering another. 
In our relationships with each other and with our children, we must strive to avoid this. 
We must seek to control only our own thoughts and actions and then take the time connect and communicate with others. 
Through connection, we move forward. We teach respect and show others that we value them. 
We show our children healthy ways to communicate, we give them a voice that is heard. We allow disagreement without conflict. We hear each other. 
#childrenarepeopletoo #kidsarepeopletoo #letkidsbekids #connectionnotcontrol #parentinglife #relationshipmemes #parentingmemes #parenthoodvibes #motherhoodquotes #mumssupportingmums #momssupportingmoms #instameme #memesofig #peacefulparenting #parentingmemes #respectfulparenting #gentleparenting #responsiveparenting #realparenting #funparentaltruth #healthyrelationships #raisinghappykids

Connection, not control! You’ll hear me talk about this a lot.
As soon as we seek to control another person we create an opportunity for resistance. If we continue seeking control, we cause a battle.
When one person consistently “wins control,” the relationship is no longer equal. One person’s voice or opinion or power is greater than the other’s.
Such a dynamic is not healthy. It creates space for vulnerability or bullying. It teaches one person that their value less.
It empowers one by disempowering another.
In our relationships with each other and with our children, we must strive to avoid this.
We must seek to control only our own thoughts and actions and then take the time connect and communicate with others.
Through connection, we move forward. We teach respect and show others that we value them.
We show our children healthy ways to communicate, we give them a voice that is heard. We allow disagreement without conflict. We hear each other.
#childrenarepeopletoo #kidsarepeopletoo #letkidsbekids #connectionnotcontrol #parentinglife #relationshipmemes #parentingmemes #parenthoodvibes #motherhoodquotes #mumssupportingmums #momssupportingmoms #instameme #memesofig #peacefulparenting #parentingmemes #respectfulparenting #gentleparenting #responsiveparenting #realparenting #funparentaltruth #healthyrelationships #raisinghappykids

Bob Forrest, Program Co-Founder of Alo House Recovery Centers, discusses the young adult addiction treatment program at Alo House.⁣
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As a founder of Alo House, one of the things that keeps Bob up at night is trying to figure out how to explain things so they make sense to millennials, because they are so different from baby boomers or Gen Xers in the way they see the world.⁣
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The Minnesota Model, which is the typical drug treatment approach for the last 60 years in America, doesn't really fit with millennials. The 12-step treatment approach just doesn't fit with them, which is why our non 12 step rehab approach works much better for young adults.⁣
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#gamechanger #soberwarrior #bobforrest #rehabbob #celebrityrehab #connectionnotcontrol #alohouse #alorecovery #staffstories #testimonials #sober #soberlife #soberliving #sobriety #sobermovement #wellnesswarrior #selfcare ⁣

Bob Forrest, Program Co-Founder of Alo House Recovery Centers, discusses the young adult addiction treatment program at Alo House.⁣

As a founder of Alo House, one of the things that keeps Bob up at night is trying to figure out how to explain things so they make sense to millennials, because they are so different from baby boomers or Gen Xers in the way they see the world.⁣

The Minnesota Model, which is the typical drug treatment approach for the last 60 years in America, doesn't really fit with millennials. The 12-step treatment approach just doesn't fit with them, which is why our non 12 step rehab approach works much better for young adults.⁣






#gamechanger #soberwarrior #bobforrest #rehabbob #celebrityrehab #connectionnotcontrol #alohouse #alorecovery #staffstories #testimonials #sober #soberlife #soberliving #sobriety #sobermovement #wellnesswarrior #selfcare

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Repost from @alorecovery using @RepostRegramApp - Notes from Rehab Bob:⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Addicts, know this. If you’re contemplating going to rehab for drug treatment, you’re signing up for feeling uncomfortable, facing your fears, feeling overwhelming feelings— and it will be tremendously rewarding learning that they pass away.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Understand that on the other side of those uncomfortable feelings is insight, peace of mind and satisfaction. Don’t sacrifice your sobriety – possibly your life – just to get away from uncomfortable or uncertain feelings.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Addicts, know this. If you’re contemplating going to rehab for drug treatment, you’re signing up for feeling uncomfortable, facing your fears, feeling overwhelming feelings— and it will be tremendously rewarding learning that they pass away.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Understand that on the other side of those uncomfortable feelings is insight, peace of mind and satisfaction. Don’t sacrifice your sobriety – possibly your life – just to get away from uncomfortable or uncertain feelings.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Understand that on the other side of those uncomfortable feelings is insight, peace of mind and satisfaction. Don’t sacrifice your sobriety – possibly your life – just to get away from uncomfortable or uncertain feelings.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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@bobforrestisadad #junkiewisdom #quoteoftheday #qotd #recoveryquotes #sober #sobriety #soberliving #soberlife #connectionnotcontrol #personalresponsibility #rehabbob #celebrityrehab

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Understand that on the other side of those uncomfortable feelings is insight, peace of mind and satisfaction. Don’t sacrifice your sobriety – possibly your life – just to get away from uncomfortable or uncertain feelings.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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When a child finds beauty and hands it over to you they are telling you, “You are beautiful and you deserve to see it.”
#letkidsbekids #parentinglife #connectionnotcontrol #letthembelittle #mumslife #flowers🌸 #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodjourney #wearebeautiful

When a child finds beauty and hands it over to you they are telling you, “You are beautiful and you deserve to see it.”
#letkidsbekids #parentinglife #connectionnotcontrol #letthembelittle #mumslife #flowers 🌸 #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodjourney #wearebeautiful

This week (and next) is half term. It has been one of those weeks where work takes last place. 
It can be super hard to put our lives on hold for another person, but it is also a huge privilege. An honour. When a person feels vulnerable and chooses to place their trust in you nothing else matters. In that moment, we become that person’s anchor. Their safety net. We hold the power to raise another person up out of the depths. And this honour should never be taken lightly.

So, yes, I have to work late. Yes I am exhausted. Yes, I have felt stressed and frustrated. But I remind myself how fortunate I am to know this child and how wonderful it is that he still places all his trust in me. 
#letkidsbekids #parentinglife #letthembelittle #mumslife #connectionnotcontrol #busymomlife

This week (and next) is half term. It has been one of those weeks where work takes last place.
It can be super hard to put our lives on hold for another person, but it is also a huge privilege. An honour. When a person feels vulnerable and chooses to place their trust in you nothing else matters. In that moment, we become that person’s anchor. Their safety net. We hold the power to raise another person up out of the depths. And this honour should never be taken lightly.

So, yes, I have to work late. Yes I am exhausted. Yes, I have felt stressed and frustrated. But I remind myself how fortunate I am to know this child and how wonderful it is that he still places all his trust in me.
#letkidsbekids #parentinglife #letthembelittle #mumslife #connectionnotcontrol #busymomlife

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Mastering Your Sleep: Steps to Building a Healthy Relationship With Bedtime⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Mastering Your Sleep: Steps to Building a Healthy Relationship With Bedtime⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We’ve all been there – you’re lying awake at night, staring at your ceiling, counting sheep and periodically checking your clock, only to find that you’re 7 am wake-up call is creeping closer and closer.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, about 40-million people in the United States suffer from chronic, long-term sleep disorders each year, and an additional 20 million people experience occasional sleep problems.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Research shows that regular bad sleep puts you at risk of medical conditions like obesity, heart disease and diabetes – conditions that can drastically shorten life expectancy.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Aside from these physical effects, lack of sleep can have a detrimental impact on mental health, especially in those already suffering from symptoms of anxiety, depression and other mood disorders.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Though it may seem hopeless when you’ve spent weeks tossing and turning in bed, there are steps you can take to help re-sync your clock and build a new, healthy relationship with sleep.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Alexis Haines (@itsalexishaines) talks a little about how working in recovery has been a game changer for her. ⁣
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Have you listened to her podcast @recoveringfromreality? She talks about her journey to sobriety, her life as a reality show star, motherhood, body image, feminism, marriage, relationships and more. Plus, she has some pretty amazing guests (including Bob Forrest @bobforrestisadad). ⁣It's on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, and Google Podcasts! ⁣
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Alexis Haines (@itsalexishaines ) talks a little about how working in recovery has been a game changer for her. ⁣

Have you listened to her podcast @recoveringfromreality ? She talks about her journey to sobriety, her life as a reality show star, motherhood, body image, feminism, marriage, relationships and more. Plus, she has some pretty amazing guests (including Bob Forrest @bobforrestisadad ). ⁣It's on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, and Google Podcasts! ⁣

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Addiction is a living, breathing, thinking, feeling based disease. It is not like any other disease. It is not like cancer or diabetes that so many try to get addicts and the public at large to accept. I’m convinced we never will accept the disease model wholly because within this disease is a human being who seems to be deciding to destroy themselves with drugs and or alcohol. A human being with free will.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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9. Excessive Use⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Heroin Addiction Treatment⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The Alo House program uses “Connection, Not Control®” as a way to empower and inspire our clients through their addiction recovery.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 86% of heroin users interviewed in 2009 said their addiction started with prescription pill abuse.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Detox is usually the first step for treating heroin addiction. At Alo House, we offer a safe and comfortable detox facility that is medically supervised in-house. ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Heroin Addiction Treatment⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The Alo House program uses “Connection, Not Control®” as a way to empower and inspire our clients through their addiction recovery.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Detox is usually the first step for treating heroin addiction. At Alo House, we offer a safe and comfortable detox facility that is medically supervised in-house. ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Client-Centered or Person-Centered Therapy is an approach that was developed by psychologist Carol Rogers who believed that we, as individuals, have the ability to find the solutions and make appropriate changes that will be in our own best interest.⁣
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This type of therapy is non-authoritative, meaning the client takes control of the therapy session instead of being led by a therapist. The therapist’s role is to offer support and encouragement in a non-judgmental nature and to keep the session moving in a positive direction.⁣
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Learn more about Client-Centered Therapy at Alo House by following the link in our profile.⁣
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Client-Centered or Person-Centered Therapy is an approach that was developed by psychologist Carol Rogers who believed that we, as individuals, have the ability to find the solutions and make appropriate changes that will be in our own best interest.⁣

This type of therapy is non-authoritative, meaning the client takes control of the therapy session instead of being led by a therapist. The therapist’s role is to offer support and encouragement in a non-judgmental nature and to keep the session moving in a positive direction.⁣

Learn more about Client-Centered Therapy at Alo House by following the link in our profile.⁣





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When asked what they think is the most heavily abused drug in the United States, many people choose opioids, inhalants, or stimulants.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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In reality, the answer is a substance that many may not categorize as a drug at all: alcohol. If this comes as a surprise to you, there’s a lot about alcohol you may not know, like that alcohol is a depressant that often disguises itself as a stimulant. ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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When asked what they think is the most heavily abused drug in the United States, many people choose opioids, inhalants, or stimulants.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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In reality, the answer is a substance that many may not categorize as a drug at all: alcohol. If this comes as a surprise to you, there’s a lot about alcohol you may not know, like that alcohol is a depressant that often disguises itself as a stimulant. ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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