Finding your calm is more important now - than ever. We invite you turn your sound up and just take a moment, be still - breathe and listen to the calm of the waves...

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Grieving for a changed world is perfectly normal


Anger. Frustration. Anxiety. Fear. Sadness. You’ve likely gone through these emotions — indeed, through an emotional rollercoaster — at some point during recovery. But this time is undeniably different. We are collectively grieving, and this grief threatens to derail even the most-resilient among us.

All these emotions are normal. Accept them rather than fighting. Allow yourself to grieve for a changed world. You don’t have any power over over what’s happening on the outside but you can choose how to respond. Find a balance between exploring your feelings and calming yourself by coming back into the present moment.

Let go of what you can’t control. Remember that even this new normal is temporary — and  this, too, you can overcome.

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The importance of maintaining a routine and structure


You’ve worked hard to develop a healthy routine in your journey to recovery. Then the pandemic turned your life on its head, disrupting everything from your shopping patterns and recovery meetings to various productive activities.

Even simple routines are tough to maintain when each day blends into the next. But you can’t afford to lose momentum and threaten your progress. Whether or not you have to leave your house for work, appointments and social activities, don’t break your daily rituals. If you do, getting back to a structured schedule will be that much harder.

Continue your morning routine — even if you’ll been spending the entire day at home. Do something that feels productive. And reward yourself by doing something you enjoy and breaking the monotony of isolation.

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Don't let COVID-19 steal your emotional connections


Addiction thrives in isolation, but recovery relies on social connections. Social distancing has forced us into physical seclusion — and that means finding creative ways to remain connected emotionally.

Eye contact is important to a human connection. Use technology — apps like FaceTime, Skype and Zoom — to check in with your friends and family. Accountability doesn’t stop during a pandemic; in fact, it’s more important than ever.

Connect with the recovery community through social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook. Ask your 12-step program or group counseling about video meetings or the relaunch of in-person ones. Organize an outdoor picnic with a small group of your peers (while observing social distancing).

Even a simple phone call to a loved one helps you stay in touch. Lean into your support circle — and don’t be afraid to reach out.

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Olalla Guest Lodge
12850 Lala Cove Lane SE Olalla, WA 98359

Gig Harbor Counseling
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