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Forgiveness and Unconditional Love

Posted on September 27, 2021

Bart Ross, Recovery Services Manager, Hanley Center at Origins God’s love is always unconditional. It doesn’t matter who we are or what we’ve done. This reassurance doesn’t mean that God loves everything that we do. But our Higher Power loves us no matter what. I particularly like the reference the Big Book makes: “He is… Read On »

Alumni Reunion Recap

Posted on March 1, 2021

Cara O’Neill, MS., MCAP, RMHCI | Corporate Director of Alumni Services As we all know, 2020 has been a year we will never forget. There have been many tough times, and the pandemic has caused untold hardships and many changes. Here at Origins, one of those was the Reunion. When we could not have the… Read On »

Relying on God with Bart Ross

Posted on January 6, 2021

In this episode, we are talking with Bart Ross. Bart is the Recovery & Alumni Services Coordinator on the Florida campuses.  Bart shares about his journey and how he got to where he is now. He shares his story of surrendering to God out of desperation and how everything changed. He also shares about how… Read On »

Pursuing Peace with Adam Jablin

Posted on September 2, 2020

 What is health? Is it just the absence of being sick or is there something more? What is freedom? Is it the absence of being locked up or is there something more?  What is peace? Is it simply the absence of conflict or is there something more? Welcome to the Something More hosted by… Read On »

Mental Health Concerns In Long-term Recovery

Posted on July 15, 2020

Everyone is susceptible to the onset of mental illness in their lifetime. A variety of factors contribute to the development of mental illness, from life circumstances to chemical imbalances, to genetics and ancestry. Whatever causes our mental illness to arise, it is of critical importance that we learn to recognize the symptoms, receive a proper… Read On »

The Empty Pickle Barrel

Posted on April 21, 2020

Dr. John Dyben, DHSc, MCAP, CMHP My father grew up in Downers Grove and went to college at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. His father was a delivery driver in the city. My father relayed to me a story about a tumultuous time for Chicago when there were race riots in the ’60s. As the… Read On »

A Sober Holiday, A Spiritual Experience

Posted on December 17, 2019

Claire Lavergne, Hannah’s House Alumni Care Coordinator For the longest time, I felt like I was running up a hill because I kept fighting everything and everybody. I was full of fear; my family completely cut me off and did not want to participate in my life anymore. I was on my own in Dallas,… Read On »