Entries by Dani Rischall

Creativity During Covid

By Jenny King Since being in quarantine I have been finding stress relief in making art, whether I am painting, collaging or coloring in my coloring book. One thing I continue to do is explore my creativity through a recovery lens. I am following a workbook called The Artist’s Way, it gives tools that artists […]

Personal Mental Health and how I overcome it

By Candace Berger It was around 2009 that things seemed to take toll on me. My mind was hearing a yelling of I think it was a guy but I couldn’t make out what he was saying. It was so loud that I couldn’t sleep at all. I decided to visit a friend for help […]

Different Types of Exercises That Help

By Candace Berger There are different types of exercises that I would like to share with you that has helped me feel good and possibly help to get you feeling good. But before you do any of these exercises, be sure to ask your doctor if you can do them in your routine. You could […]

Why I don’t feel safe wearing a face mask

By Furman Avery This was original titled “Why I don’t feel safe wearing a face mask” and I was going to write why being a person of color in this country wearing a mask could be harmful to my life.  I’m a Black man living in America. I want to be safe, but I also […]

Chrysalis Statement on Anti-Racism

The Chrysalis community is mourning the death and suffering of so many black and brown individuals who have lost their lives at the hands of racism. We recognize that racism lies both in blatantly violent actions and in everyday encounters and policies. We acknowledge that we as a country need to do better. We say […]

Chrysalis Caterpillars Stick Together

By Colleen O’Brien and Scooter Killary Dynamic duo Scooter and Colleen here. Since us Chrysalis caterpillars have to stick together, we wanted to share a message of hope. This may be a difficult time, but we can not give up. We can stay healthy and hopeful by putting time aside for things that make us […]

Tips for Coping in the Pandemic

By Candace Berger This blog is intended to help you relax and be safe. Now “The Five Senses Tips” is to help to bring you back to the present if you find yourself dissociating. These also help when you find you are worrying about things in your life. It will help distract you from worrying. […]

Hats off to our essential workers!

By Jean Bissell A month ago I shopped at a very large grocery store at 6 a.m. for seniors and the immunocompromised.  I put on my mask and brought  my hand sanitizer convinced there would be a small crowd as it was very early in the morning.  What I found was a full parking lot […]

Be your pandemic best.

By Hilleary Reinhardt The first weekend we were practicing social distancing, I decided to make a list of things I wanted to accomplish during the time we would be home due to COVID19. By the end of week two, I had not accomplished one of those many tasks I told myself I would do. I […]

2,346 Days Sober 24 Hours at a Time

By Jen King Don’t isolate! This was a fair warning I heard often when I was getting sober, “stay connected, stay in the middle, go to lots of meetings!” This has worked for me to stay sober for over six years, but what happens when a pandemic comes to town and I am told to […]