Justice Involvement Posts

Wellness Recovery Action Planning and Addiction Recovery: Laying a Foundation for Empowerment

This article is the second in a four-part series that discusses some of the benefits a Wellness Recovery Action Plan can offer people with addictions, summarizes the components of my plan, and shares examples of ways I have applied them to my recovery. These examples...

A Walk on the Wild Side

Americans are wild about pets. Nearly 70 percent of American households include a pet of some type, be it a dog, cat, fish, reptile, bird, horse, rodent, or some type of furry mammal. The most popular pets are canines and felines, with approximately 70 to 80 million...

No Regrets: Bridging Two Worlds with WRAP and My Story

When I know that something is right for me, I feel it in my whole body, right down to my cells. They positively light up with energy. That’s how I felt when I decided to follow my heart and come to the United States in 2000. That’s how I felt when WRAP finally clicked...

Wellness Tools for the Hardest Times

Your Wellness Toolbox, the cornerstone of your WRAP, is a list of tools you use to help yourself feel better and to stay well. This article addresses having tools for especially difficult and unexpected situations.  I have them in the When Things are Breaking Down...