Sarah Siegel

Sarah Siegel is a recovery coach at Crossroads as part of an innovative project with Portland Recovery Community Center. She has been in recovery from opioid use disorder and substance use disorder since 2007 and from working the sex industry since 2003. Today she is a mother, interfaith minister, meditation coach and writer.
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Letting go of holding on

Letting go of holding on

Grief and Recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic The COVID pandemic has resulted in a great deal of loss worldwide and as a result, many people are experiencing grief as a result. People in recovery from addiction are familiar with the grieving process, because healing...

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Navigating the holidays

Navigating the holidays

Consider them a time for growth: Reassess traditions, and be true to yourself and of service to others Are your usual traditions no longer fulfilling? The Rev. Jacob Watson says it’s wise to create new ones Shannon Fisher has built her life on a strong foundation of...

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Sarah Siegel

Sarah Siegel

I grew up on a tiny island called Cliff, off the coast of Portland in Casco Bay. A great deal of my childhood was steeped in the magnificent beauty that Maine’s wild places offer. I enjoyed nature, fishing and playing with my beloved cat, Lady. I started drinking...

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Lisa Silverman

Lisa Silverman

Lisa Silverman finds lasting healing through holistic practices and shows others the eclectic path recovery can take. With her unique sense of style and radiant personality, Lisa Silverman has been a brilliant force in Maine’s recovery community for over three...

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Wellness – EFT

Wellness – EFT

The Emotional Freedom Technique, otherwise known as EFT or 'tapping,' is a method for self-healing that draws on both ancient and modem wisdom. Tapping with the fingertips on particular points of the body while focusing on emotions and physical sensations helps calm...

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Portland Recovery Community Center

Portland Recovery Community Center

PRCC Offers Diverse Menu of Support People find recovery through a multitude of different ways and this is a beautiful thing. Just as Mt. Katahdin has many trails that one can take from the base of the mountain to the snow covered peak, there are many paths that can...

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How to Start Meditating

How to Start Meditating

A beginner’s guide for those who think they can’t do it. Meditation is a practice of “non-doing.” This may sound strange at first because we are conditioned to think more of the things we are “doing” and less of the ways we are “being.” Meditation is about learning to...

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Quieting the Mind

Quieting the Mind

Meditation may come hard at first, but it’s worth it. Sarah Siegel’s first experience with meditation brought neither peace nor joy. It took place at yet another detox center and all she got, from her own mind, was a blast of poison directed against her frightened,...

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