Month: January 2018

Recovery Army

I have shared posts from Chanda before, I have setup a special page just for her. She is a talented and inspiration person that is fighting the addiction epidemic. While watching her I discovered Michael R. DeLeon and the Recovery Army! “On the Road to Recovery” recently visited Jamestown, New York and had the honor to sit down with¬†Chanda Lynn, a gifted poet and Recovery Advocate that is literally changing the conversation and serves as a voice of collaboration… Bringing everyone together to deal with this social health crisis that affects us all. Another Peter Finestone / Low¬†Blow Production!...

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We Can Change The World!

We can CHANGE THE WORLD! Sunflower Effect is dedicated to helping people affected by mental illness. Addiction is a mental illness, it changes the way the brain works. Recovery is a personal journey that is different for each person. Some may choose to share their recovery story and others may not, which is a personal decision. Awareness & Compassion We would like to continue to spread awareness and help people in need. We are loosing so many loved ones on a daily basis across the globe. We feel that community is very important to addressing this epidemic. Building relationships...

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Depression and Exercise

Depression Depression is much more than just being sad. It’s the overwhelming feeling of hopelessness. This feeling stays and may take small breaks but seems to creep back out and take a strong hold. Constantly thinking about the negative and not looking at the positives. Not realizing that there is so much to be grateful for, instead thoughts be stuck not feeling anything will have work out or get better. Exercise I have to say that I hate taking medication for this. But I have been on it for so long I don’t remember what it is like not...

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#RecoverOrDIE Tour

I have been following Chanda for a while. Her creative and touching poetry has always touched me. Her passion for helping others is what the spirit of recovery is like in my opinion. Today, she was joined on a Facebook Live with Tw1tch to announce that she will be joining the #RecoverOrDIE U.S. Tour! Listening to them both talk about tour was so exciting! I am hoping that this tour will make it to Pittsburgh, PA so I can attend. Let’s spread the word and help save lives! 35 City National Tour Targeting High Risk Markets Providing Full Paid...

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Why! It’s So Tough!

I have been having a hard time. For some time now, life has been tough. My depression has been in overdrive and panic attacks hitting more often. It is just so TOUGH! My mind races with thoughts and ideas. Worrying about everything. Most days I feel like I am in the middle of a mine field, waiting for an explosion at every step. Not sure how it will happen or what the effects will be. Constant worrying and trying to figure out how to stop it and correct it. How to change what is happening. How to bring joy...

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