Author: Jimmy Cioe

Prison Yoga & Meditation

Eddie LeShure told Dr. Sid Jordan a bit about what I do and Sid gave me a call and we had a long talk. At least that’s how I remember it. You may remember, Eddie is in Asheville, bringing Holistic into drug treatment and elsewhere, a vision I was blessed to enact and now witness growing here and elsewhere. Eddie is one of those guys bringing a lifetime of lived-experience, capable of a healing vision at this point. Sid is a long-time Psychologist with many years of interesting work in mental health/drug treatment-particularly in the Community Mental health system,...

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Addiction: Hidden in Plain Sight

The local ABC TV affiliate is sponsoring a Town Hall discussion in Cary. I’ll be there, joining ABC11 Eyewitness News as we explore and discuss tough questions during a special Town Hall, Addiction: Hidden in Plain Sight, May 17th at the Cary Arts Center. Register...

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I love Costco. Let me back up here. I hate shopping. I mean really hate shopping. After 15 minutes I get twitchy. Mildly anxious. I don’t know call it what you want some kind of somatic reaction. Which is not to say I love shopping at Costco but that I trust them. There was a business assessment article on them that confirmed previous information and my gut feelings from shopping there for years. They apply and live by ethical standards. You do know, the retail industry has spent mucho dineros to study and create every aspect of the shopping experience...

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9th Annual “One Community in Recovery”

The 9th Annual NC “One Community in Recovery” Conference scheduled for November 8-10, 2017 at the Village Inn Event Center in Clemmons, NC is currently seeking proposals for breakout sessions This conference is designed for all individuals involved in any aspect of recovery and resiliency around Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders. Targeted audience includes administrators, advocates, educators, family members, individuals with lived experience, youth and young adults, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, peer support specialists, policy makers, psychologists, social workers, substance abuse counselors, and other health and human service professionals interested in recovery. Please apply by...

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Greensboro Rewind

Greensboro was rocking two Sundays ago. I say 500 people showed up, to walk and gather, bringing visibility to recovery (TV news said 400). So much visibility we got two (maybe three) TV news stories-WFYM2 and Spectrum Cable. Hats off to Altina Layman, Director of Development and her President Mike Yow, heart-centered warriors taking it to the streets! Marion had a Rally, maybe they’ll send me a report and photos for...

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