Coping in Difficult Times

Coping in Difficult Times

Recently, I was talking to a friend and she told me, “It’s just really difficult to have hope for the future.” I wanted to disagree but… I couldn’t. Instead, I wonder. With the reality of a global pandemic, the devastation of the war in Ukraine, and the daily struggle...
Learning to Listen with Love

Learning to Listen with Love

If I were to ask you what matters most to you, what would you say? Would it be your family or friends? Or perhaps something about your job? According to the Pew Research Center, that’s exactly how you’d respond (Silver, et. al., 2021). In fact, over a...
How 3 Cigarettes Changed My Life

How 3 Cigarettes Changed My Life

The following story was shared with us by one of our MentorWorks / RedwoodRecovery clients. We hope that it will inspire you to seek healing and recovery, even if it comes in unexpected ways. I had been in jail for five months. I was about to be released and was very...
I Wanted The American Dream

I Wanted The American Dream

Growing up I always wanted the perfect family. When I think of the perfect family I think of being married with kids. I think of an old 1940s or 50s poster, the white picket fence family. Bob grilling hamburgers and hotdogs, Janet trimming the hedges, kids playing...

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