The 5th Annual Picnic and Canoe Event
Every year the Ann Arbor Women’s Group has a family friendly picnic in July. This is one of the few events that men are welcome at as a guest of a woman in recovery. We also encourage children and dogs to come too. Recovery is a family affair and it’s important to include our families in our recovery. I brought my mother, son, ex-husband, dog and ex-boyfriend (I have a non-traditional family). 🙂
Grilling For a Cause
Whoever said that volunteer work was “work” has never volunteered with the A2WG gals. We had a blast today at Lucky’s Market in Ann Arbor for “Grilling For a Cause.” Lucky’s Market donated all of the food and we sold their homemade beer bratwurst (ironic, I know…), non-GMO corn on the cob, and beverages. A whole meal cost only $4!! A2WG got to keep all of the proceeds. That’s more money to go into our events fund to support the women’s recovery community. We were able to collect additional donations and promote our Comedy Show Fundraiser in September by passing out flyers.
The A2WG met Wednesday evening for their first book group meeting and enjoyed reading and discussing an essay by Anne LaMott. ann-lamott-having-a-little-faith. We decided that, for the future, we would read essays or short stories, which will be posted on this website prior to the meeting. If you are free and would like to join us, that would be great. No preparation is necessary. Just read with us and share your thoughts.
On Tuesday May 19, 2015 twenty ladies attended a private recovery-infused yoga session, booked just for the Ann Arbor Women’s group.
Executive director of Recovery-Infused Yoga, Lindsay Dolan, led us through an invigorating hour of “poses with a purpose.” We each chose an intention for our practice and then focused on our bodies, seeking a calm, non-reactive mind.
Positions were challenging for most of us, but beneficial to mind/body/spirit. We ended the hour relaxed and strangely rested. A2WG (i.e., Eileen) provided cold water and tasty protein bars. Many thanks to Lindsay for sharing Recovery-focused Yoga with us.
Amy T. (Member of the A2WG board)