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The Foundation of My Sobriety

2019-01-10T23:51:32+00:00January 10th, 2019|

By: Kira L.   Residence XII Alumnae Committee President Is sobriety all that we can expect of a spiritual awakening? No, sobriety is only a bare beginning. As Bill Sees It. P. 8 "Practicing the AA program is like building a house. First, I had to pour a big, thick concrete slab on which [...]

Gratitude Changes Your Brain

2018-11-09T22:26:49+00:00November 9th, 2018|

By: Brenda Reiss Hello, my name is Brenda Reiss and I’m a forgiveness coach.  I’m also an alumnus of Residence XII and celebrated 15 years of sobriety last August for which I am forever grateful. Did you know that gratitude has the power to change your brain by reshaping your neural pathways?  And that [...]

My Empty Nest

2018-09-10T19:31:29+00:00September 4th, 2018|

By: Roberta Romero   I love this time of year. When you wake up and the temperature may be 70 degree’s, but you can tell by the smell in the air and the feel of the sun, it’s Fall, not Spring. The cooler temperatures revive me and I like getting back into the routine [...]

The ABC’s of I-O-P

2018-05-08T20:52:49+00:00May 3rd, 2018|

By Roberta Romero “I can’t take time off from work”, “my kids need me”, “I have too many obligations”. Yes, we know that life can make it hard to take time for yourself even when it comes to something as critical as your inability to get and stay sober! At Residence XII, we have [...]

Discovering My Bold Heart

2018-05-03T19:44:21+00:00May 3rd, 2018|

By Mary Melcher Twenty Six years ago I walked out the door of Residence XII sober, searching for a program that would continue to help me in my recovery. Today, still sober, I am blessed to be able to help others who walk that same path. In 1992, I had just turned 30 and looking [...]

Youth Mental Health Town Hall

2018-02-09T16:13:41+00:00February 9th, 2018|

Residence XII Public Relations Specialist, Roberta Romero, moderated the Youth Mental Health Town Hall recently at the Kirkland Performance Center. This was a forum produced in partnership with the Kirkland Chamber and Evergreen Health to better educate the community on the staggering mental health challenges our youth are facing. The meeting featured a panel [...]


2018-01-25T18:35:13+00:00January 25th, 2018|

By Kira L. Residence XII Alumnae Community President   Since a young age I took pride in the fact that I was a survivor and could take care of myself and thought I could get through anything that I just needed to work harder. When I was hurt or felt abandoned I covered that [...]


2017-09-08T20:48:42+00:00September 8th, 2017|

By Roberta Romero   The days are cooling off and the leaves are starting to turn as we head into Fall. For most this is a gentle turn into a new season. For me, it’s a harsh slap in the face. Yes, I know seasonal changes are normal and definitely not surprising, but, for [...]

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