Featured Articles
“One Day My Soul Just Opened Up”
by Iyanla Vanzant, Life Coach
Lori Nalewajk
Out of the depth of darkness, I found a shining radiance. Iyanla Vanzant has put together a magnificent book touching upon human emotions and feelings, helping me to understand that wherever I am is exactly the place I am supposed to be at that particular time in my life.

One Day My Soul Just Opened Up shows the path I need to take in order to get where I need to go. I realize that the Divine is within me at all times. Becoming the Divine, letting the Divine into me, and opening myself to receive the Divine is key. The book is broken down by sections: sections by days, forty day and... (Click Here to Read More)
The Twenty-Sixth Annual NYAPRS Convention
A personal perspective
Paul Chipkin, Senior Peer Advocate, Staten Island Peer Advocacy Center
One needn’t look deeply at the offerings of the 26th annual NYAPRS convention, held at the Nevele Hotel, in Ellenville, NY, to know that there was enough of quality, to serve all appetites. There was so very much fun, rewarding and enlightening, so much richness to reap great satisfaction, from whatever one’s perspective. In the few days was ample opportunity to create one’s own personal “magic carpet-ride.” This is the story of what I found most meaningful---of course, I’m telling my own experience...a hundred different tales are ready to be recounted, thanks to the New York Association of... (Click Here to Read More)
RENEWED BELIEF – RECOVERY
Recovery is a renewed belief in the human experience
Jeffrey Perry
Baltic Street, AEH, Inc. [Advocacy, Employment and Housing, (incorporated)] Bridger Program
Program Supervisor and CPRP (Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner)

Recovery is a renewed belief in the human experience—a belief in one's self, as well as, the belief in others. We can easily lose trust when situations have low merit; when we live in subhuman conditions that are below the poverty level without moral economic norms. Here no human being finds a love for one’s self. This coupled with a devastating mental health issue can deplete a person of any belief in themselves.... (Click Here to Read More)
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