Dixie November 19, 2015 No Comments

How Yoga Meets the Needs for Wellness as Outlined by SAMHSA

We know what it takes to live healthily, overcome challenges and maximize our potential – eat well, get exercise, have good relationships and find some creative outlet. But a lot of people have unhealthy dietary habits, don’t get their emotional needs met and suffer with chronic diseases. And unfortunately a growing number turn to drugs, alcohol and other […]

Dixie November 12, 2015 No Comments

Venturing to Feel

Dr. Peter Levine’s widely respected and innovative approach to the prevention and healing of trauma, Somatic Experiencing® (SE), is a psychobiological method for addressing physical and emotional trauma, PTSD, overwhelm, and stress-related conditions. Dr. Levine received a PhD in medical and biological physics as well as an independent doctoral degree in psychology.  The SE Approach […]

Dixie November 4, 2015 No Comments

Event: Life

Writing Group Directive: Write for 7 minutes, filling in the form with all the things your Higher Power gives you permission to feel, be, do, etc. Our intention was to explore the possibilities for new life. After sharing this piece with the group, the writer reported that “for the first time” she felt genuinely grateful […]

Dixie November 3, 2015 No Comments

Why Write?

Remember when you were five and the best part of school was art time? You had no idea that your smears of red, green, and yellow weren’t art every bit as much as Monet’s water lilies, right?

Dixie October 23, 2015 No Comments

Welcome to Our New Healing Space in Asheville!

Just recently, we moved to a brand new location in Asheville, North Carolina.  We would love to have you come visit the warm and welcoming environment we have created for our women to heal!    

Dixie January 7, 2015 No Comments

Gratitude and Goals

Many years ago, a very wise woman offered me an opportunity to participate in an exercise for the year’s end and new year’s beginning.  I wrote a gratitude list for the year past, focusing on every facet of my life.  I was grateful for the challenges that taught me lessons of strength, patience and understanding.  […]

Dixie November 16, 2014 No Comments

A Season of Giving

As the holidays approach us, I reflect upon what this season is really all about.  What comes to mind immediately is GRATITUDE and GIVING.  I can’t help but think of all the blessings I have received over this past year and all that I have to be grateful for in my everyday life.  As we […]

Dixie August 27, 2014 No Comments

Surrender 2 Be Free

The art of surrender is often a difficult concept for a woman early in recovery.  How could surrendering possibly set us free?  The principle surrounding the First Step of Recovery is the admission of powerlessness and therefore leading to the act of surrender.  And how is a woman who has so often spent the majority […]

Dixie February 13, 2014 No Comments

Beginning with Breakfast

It’s a well known fact – breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right?  We sure think so and it sets the stage for the day ahead.  In transforming our Eating Disorder Program in West Palm Beach to meet the needs of our clients, we have added a daily breakfast and meditation to […]

Dixie January 2, 2014 No Comments

Setting Our Intention

To ring in the New Year, the women in Asheville participated in a two day workshop facilitated by our art therapist, yoga instructor, dietitian and spiritual advisor. The women began the workshop on New Years Eve with yoga and a guided meditation with Liesa and then participated in an art therapy directive with Ali to […]