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Hello Dear Family, Friends, and soon to be New Friends,
It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted on Bryan’s Foundation site. I found that I needed to take time to grieve, refocus, and allow myself to find my new normal. I began a literacy education consulting business, I studied yoga through 2 teacher trainings, (https://yogashanti.com/), and 1 Urban Zen Integrative Therapy course. I’m doing well, we’re doing well, and each day brings joy, sadness, and an appreciation for present moments, because, not to be too corny, it’s all we have.
I’m so proud to also share that I’ve joined the Phoenix House of NY/LI Board of Directors. Phoenix House saved Bryan once and when he relapsed in 2016 he knew he needed to get back to PH to work on his sobriety. To be a part of their mission is a gift that I cherish:
We are passionate about healing individuals, families, and communities challenged by substance use disorders and related mental health conditions.
We are a nonprofit treatment provider supporting this vital mission through an approach to addiction that distinguishes Phoenix House New York:
A holistic approach with a legacy spanning 50 years that focuses on the distinct mental, physical, and social needs of every person
The innovation of best-in-class and evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery programs
The promotion of greater understanding of addiction
Now, why am I telling you all of this? Before Bryan passed he and I were talking about what kinds of support helped him the most. He mentioned Alcoholics Anonymous meetings that were held in the local yoga studio were the most powerful. These meetings met the participants holistically, addressing their current physical, mental, and emotional states. How perfect is that? Another modality that can be used to strengthen one’s sobriety.
I am excited to share that through a partnership with Yoga Shanti: A Premiere Yoga Studio founded by Colleen Saidman Yee (https://yogashanti.com/) Phoenix House now provides Yoga Shanti Integrative Therapy (YSIT) for all of our clients and staff!!! The purpose is to provide “… the healing modalities of yoga therapy, Reiki, essential oil therapy, nutrition and contemplative care to “…treat the classic symptoms of illness: PANIC™ (pain, anxiety, nausea, insomnia constipation, and exhaustion)” To learn more about it, click on: http://uzit.urbanzen.org/.
There will be more news to share in the new future!! Thank you for your love, kindness and support.
With love, Linda
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