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Addiction RecoveryMegan's Mosaic, is a blog for addiction recovery topics and resources. Written by former Addiction Therapist Megan Fisher, this forum addressed the unique needs of each individual through a holistic and spiritually guided approach to addiction treatment.

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Spring Has Arrived!

May 14, 2014
By Megan Fisher, MHS, CAADC

Finally – Spring has arrived!  I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am personally so very grateful for the new season.  The long and difficult winter seems to have taken its toll on many of my clients, colleagues, family and friends.  I have witnessed and experienced increased feelings of isolation, low mood, and fatigue.  Sound familiar?  For the last few weeks, my body has been telling me to get outside as much as possible and I’ve been doing my best to honor that urge.  I’ve been running in the mornings, going for family walks after dinner, and I made it to my first farmer’s market of the season.  It feels tremendous to be a part of nature and allow my body and soul to rejuvenate through God’s beautiful world.  As addicts, many of us spent countless hours inside, wasting away in a pit of dark despair.  In recovery, we can join society again and experience the joy of living.  Here is an exercise that I encourage you to try.  Plan ten minutes to spend outside in any environment you choose.  Select one of your senses on which you will focus – whether it’s sight, smell, hearing, etc.  Now, for ten full minutes, focus on that one sense and experience your surroundings to the fullest.  If you find your mind wandering, just gently guide your focus back to your chosen sense.  Practice this exercise daily for one week and I promise a shift in perspective and a newfound appreciation for God’s blessings.  Happy Spring to all!