Chesapeake Voyagers, Inc.
News & Updates
January 2022

" Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

2021 Instruments of Healing at
Chesapeake Voyagers
"Music can heal the wounds that medicine cannot touch."

Instruments of Healing gives peers the opportunity to experience the joys of music regardless of musical experience. Participants can learn about the healing power of music, be able to experiment with a variety of instruments, sing with their peers or just listen and enjoy!

IoH is a peer-run organization and has been sharing their unique programs with CVI for 5 years! It is without a doubt one of the most anticipated programs we have and we were thrilled to be able to be back in person this year!
Don’t Forget the Past. Learn from It.
WRITTEN by JOSHUA BECKER 

There is a popular adage in our society that goes something like this: Forget the past, don’t worry about the future, live in the present.
There is truth to this statement. Far too many of us live defined by the choices we made in the past. This shouldn’t be the case. After all, each new day presents opportunity to become a new person on a new road destined for a new future. But those who choose to simply forget the past miss out on its fullest potential. There are valuable lessons to be learned from it. And those who choose to ask the right questions about their past are most prepared to live life to the fullest in the present.

Consider the lessons we can learn from our past. By simply asking the right questions, we can discover…

• Strengths that define us. The talents and abilities we use to navigate and provide value to this world define the lives we live and the change we can offer. And by recalling our strengths in the past, we can better recognize our opportunities in the present.

• Weaknesses that frustrate us. We all have weaknesses in personality and competence. When left unaddressed, these weaknesses limit our potential for impact and significance. Discover them. Recognize them. And learn to overcome them by seeking the help of others.

• Causes that energize us. Our lives find the greatest joy when we help others discover theirs. Which social causes have energized you in the past? What role were you able to fulfill in helping others? And how can similar pursuits bring new energy into your life today?

• Relationships that inspire us. Over the course of our lives, there are, no doubt, a number of people who have inspired us to become better versions of ourselves. What traits do they have in common? And can you surround yourself with more people like them today?

• Habits that invigorate us. Over the course of our lives, we employ a variety of disciplines to make the most of it. We discover a new diet, a new fitness practice, or a new morning routine. We experiment with them–some work, some don’t. Eventually, these new disciplines either become habits or they fade from our memory. Look back. Recognize the habits that brought energy, health, and invigoration into your life. And embrace them again.

• Motivations that compel us. Deep in our heart, our motivation runs supreme. It determines the decisions we make, the use of our time, and the words we choose to use. Understanding our deepest motivations is a difficult task. It requires stillness, patience, and consistent self-evaluation. But the more we discover why we do the things we do, the easier it is for us to make the most of the present we are living in today.

If we start asking the right questions, there are countless life-giving lessons we can learn from our past. Never feel that you have to be defined by it. But it would be equally foolish to forget it completely when it offers so much potential for the present.
CVI Welcomes New Staff Members

Left-Right Kate Dulin and Tanis Duckery
We are growing!
CVI welcomes two new staff members to the team.

Kate Dulin - Peer Support Specialist
Kate comes to us from the Queen Anne's County Health Department where she was a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist for the past 3 years. She also worked with the Caroline Center for 13 years and brings experience working with a vast array of individuals.

"I am very much a people person. I enjoy being around people and look forward to connecting with people here and hopefully using my own recovery story to encourage others in their journey."

Kate is a proud fur-mamma to three dogs, Deuce, Fancy and Dutches and is also an administrative officer for the Cordova Volunteer Firemen's Association.

Tanis Duckery - Administrative Support Specialist
Tanis comes to us after 28 years with the Queen Anne's County Health Department where she was the Certified Health Aide for the Adult Day Care as well as an Administrative Assistant in six different programs that the health department offered.

"When I first read about Chesapeake Voyagers I was very interested in what the program provided to help others in the community. I look forward to developing a relationship with each person. I hope to achieve a great space to learn from everyone as well as help others in return. I feel blessed as everyone has made me feel very welcomed and comfortable."

We are excited to welcome these ladies to our CVI family!
What Helps, What Harms
Virtual Focus Group
January 20th 1-3pm

On Our Own of Maryland's TAY Project is happy to invite the young adults in the area to our first virtual What Helps What Harms Focus Group of the new year! This focus group is for young adults between the ages of 18 and 29 with lived behavioral health experience. Please share our flyer with any young adults you think might be interested. 

All participants will receive a participation stipend. 


or email Rowan Powell at rowan@onourownmd.org


Chesapeake Voyagers, Inc.
Wellness and Recovery Center
607 Dutchman's Lane Easton, MD 21601
410-822-1601