This weekend I’ll be at the DaySpring Conference Center attending a recovery retreat. It starts at 4:00 on Friday and goes until lunch on Sunday, and I’m really looking forward to it. I went to a retreat hosted by the same group about eight years ago and got quite a bit out of it. In fact a guided meditation there gave me an insight as to something I needed to work on, and it was a major project that covered the next 2-3 years of my life.
In addition to being there as an attendee I’ve also been asked to co-host one of the workshops. The topic will be Building Self-Esteem, and my co-host will be Miss Marlene S. I’ve known her through recovery for a few years but recently found out that she’s done quite a bit of work with groups, both through recovery-sponsored events like this as well as with organizations that aren’t specifically about recovery (jail populations, social work, etc). She approached me about doing something together a few months ago when someone introduced her to The Guide to the Recovery Toolbox and this will be our first time working together. I’m looking forward to it.
For those wondering, Nancy B. from the Thursday night meeting of Central Pinellas CoDA is hosting the event. The retreat brings together all kinds of recovery material (not just CoDA, so it’s not a “CoDA retreat”) – and this fits perfectly with Recovery Book Press. Our goal is to promote and share experience, strength, and hope to help people from all walks of life through their recovery process.
I’d planned to post something about this a few weeks ago but time’s slipped by on me … hate when that happens!