Celebrate

Pride and Mental Illness

As you may or may not know, June is dedicated to the LGBTQ community and it has been deemed Pride Month. Before you dismiss this post for what it sounds like on the surface, please be assured that this post is not about celebrating with the LGBTQ community; however, this post is about pride. Pride […]

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Gratitude & Recovery

Today, my family is finishing a long weekend. We really needed the time to stop and reflect and just enjoy each other. Everyone is going through struggles in their lives, some are much worse than others. We never know what a person is going through and how much a simple smile or hello can do […]

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Gratitude & Recovery

Today, my family is finishing a long weekend. We really needed the time to stop and reflect and just enjoy each other. Everyone is going through struggles in their lives, some are much worse than others. We never know what a person is going through and how much a simple smile or hello can do […]

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The Project – The SHINE

The purpose of The Sunflower Effect is to share the hope and power of recovery. Recovery is possible and is happening throughout the country. There are strong warriors that are fighting on a daily basis. They are fighting the strong grips of addiction hour by hour, day by day. We believe that empathy and compassion […]

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Sharing The SHINE With Seniors

Today we had the honor to speak at Baldwin High School to the senior class. My friends Brianna and Ryan told their stories of addiction and recovery. They both did an amazing job and showed that there is HOPEĀ and that we can recover from this horrible disease. Their SHINE radiates so bright and we are […]

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