Chesapeake Voyagers, Inc.

November 2022 Bulletin

Gratitude is a feeling of thankfulness for what we have received – acknowledging the good, especially that which comes from or exists outside of us. If we consider closely, we begin to realize that nothing good we possess, tangible or intangible, has been generated by ourselves alone. Even the very cells of our bodies are externally influenced. Gratefulness involves accepting what is, being in the now, and getting unhooked from “I, me and mine“.

 

Research indicates a higher level of gratitude is correlated with a stronger immune system, lower blood pressure, more positive emotions including joy, optimism, and happiness, greater generosity and compassion, and decreased feelings of loneliness and isolation

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Friends decorating pumpkins together for the Pumpkin Decorating Contest at our Halloween Party!

Next Month we will feature the winners of the contest!

UPCOMING EVENTS! 

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11/7/22 – Lunch & Learn 1:00pm - Showing of Daniel B. Fisher, M.D., Ph.D. as the Key Note Speaker at this summer's On Our Own of Maryland Conference. Dan speaks about his own journey of lived experience and the values of self-determination, empowerment, peer support, and freedom from coercion. Call to sign up by 11/4


11/14/22 – Join us to help build a Gratitude Tree starting at 1:00pm! Everyone is welcome! Stop by to fill out and decorate a leaf to add to our tree. It's a great way to remember all that we have to be grateful for!  


11/17/22 – We are taking a trip to Salisbury Mall! Leaving CVI at 10am. Space is limited so sign up now! Call 410-822-1601. $5 per person to cover transportation.  


11/21/22 - Lunch & Learn 1:00pm - Topic: Sexually Transmitted Diseases presented by Lisa Wallace with Planned Parenthood. Call to sign up by 11/18


11/22/22 – Join us for a Thanksgiving Celebration Lunch at 1:00pm Call to sign up by 11/18


11/28/22 – Lunch & Learn 1:00pm - Topic: The Complications and Negative Impact you could have if you Stop taking Medication Suddenly. Presented by Lindy Lewis. Call to sign up by 11/23


How can you have any "shoulding" if you don't miss your meet...

Meetings you can attend in the community...


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Sometimes called a buoyancy practice because it lightens the weight of fear and compassion, gratitude revitalizes and sustains our attention through noticing and savoring the good. It dispels feelings of scarcity by allowing us to discern a true lack of needs that should be met from speculative worries and what ifs. This frees up energy to respond with wisdom rather than spinning our wheels in rumination.


Gratitude Home Practices:

  • Notice caring acts and everyday experiences of joy and express appreciation, let it sink in
  • Keep a gratitude journal in which you document something each day for which you are grateful
  • Make a gratitude visit – think of someone who has had a significant impact in your life, expresses gratitude in a letter or note, and then deliver the letter to them.
  • Pay it forward – respond to a kindness done to you by passing it on to someone else

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Stuffing Your Feelings is for the Birds...

It’s okay to make mistakes.
It’s okay to have bad days.
It’s okay to do what’s best for you.
It’s okay to be yourself.
It’s okay to cry.
It’s okay to be less than perfect.
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In case no one told you today...YOUR LIFE MATTERS!


If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States.


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Chesapeake Voyagers, Inc.

Wellness and Recovery Center

607 Dutchman's Lane Easton, MD 21601

410-822-1601

www.chesapeakevoyagers.org


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