I can’t control the direction of the wind, but I can adjust the sails. Jimmy Dean Getting ready for the New Year, the holidays and general coldness here in Minnesota has me thinking a lot about my sobriety. I hear phrases like “New Year, new me” and wonder what it means. I am relatively happy
Will I see you give more than I can take? Will I only harvest some? As the days fly past, will we lose our grasp? Or fuse it in the sun? Neil Young, “Harvest” (1972) With fall upon us, signs of harvest-time are everywhere. This is the time of year when hearty vegetables are ready
Hi! My name is Mark Trudeau, Alumni Coordinator for Beauterre Recovery Institute, and it’s my pleasure to welcome you to our very first issue of Full Circle, the quarterly Beauterre Alumni Newsletter!
Ahhhh, the holidays. For many of us, the one time each year that we gather with the entire family (parents and siblings, aunts and uncles, cousins, distant cousins, great uncles, those aunts and uncles that aren’t even related to us, yet always seem to be around, step-everythings, in-laws!?… you get the idea) to celebrate the
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. – Reinhold Niebuhr Change is the first part of the serenity prayer and the first expected outcome when a patient enters treatment for addiction. Patients can talk about change, consider
The 180 acres of sprawling land with walking trails, a labyrinth and a golf driving range are not simply aesthetic bonuses to treatment at Beauterre. The dining room, with crisp white tablecloths overlooking a forest of trees and colorful fresh food is more than simply a nice eating experience. There is focused intention in every aspect of our
Beauterre is thrilled to partner with treatment providers across Minnesota for a presentation by Judge Shuan Floerke on Thursday September 22nd, 2016. As a preview to this event, Mr. Floerke was kind enough to write a post for us. Enjoy. Recovery and the Man in the Hallway by Judge Shaun Floerke A few weeks ago I was
You have used again. You have longed for the escape from your life, your problems and the over stimulation of the world. You take that one drink or that one hit and then you feel the hot sweat of shame making it’s way into your stomach, your chest, and your knees. You want to hide.
“Stop using!” “Just quit.” Do loved ones and co-workers say these exact words in relation to your drug or alcohol addiction? Ok, so let’s say you just quit? Let’s say you begin your sobriety journey and your head is clear and you are on your way to the land of restoration and wholeness. But are
On April 21st 2016 Minnesota and the rest of the world listened in as the shocking news of Prince’s sudden death spread across news outlets. The sky began to erupt in dark clouds, and thick heavy raindrops fell through the city of Minneapolis as we mourned with the rest of the world, a life gone