Monthly Archives: January 2011

I’m about to tell you how I feel inside… (Recovery Stories – original poem)

I’m about to tell you how I feel inside… (Recovery Stories – original poem) Original poem by a methadone patient from Clinic 528, London, Ontario. Click on the link and press the play button at the top of the screen … Continue reading

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Therapeutic Creative Writing as a Treatment Intervention

Therapeutic Creative Writing as a Treatment Intervention In this 2003 article published in the Therapeutic Recreation Journal, Charles Gillispie emphasizes that creative writing can be used as an alternative coping skill to help individuals avoid ineffective, self-destructive coping behaviours. Gillispie … Continue reading

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My Angel by Ellis Williams

My angel, I see your wings and set you free.  Free from the gravity, all the conditions that answer your life of pain, and held you against your will to be healthy truth, with love I always could find.      … Continue reading

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Ex-addict puts poverty behind her

Ex-addict puts poverty behind her An inspirational story from July 2010 of a single mom in Toronto who turned her life around through her creative writing.

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Rude Cop by Ken Crites

It was a cool September morning and I was riding on the bike trail on my way to my doctor’s appointment. My doctor’s office was in a bad part of town and there were a lot of police around. When … Continue reading

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Collecting Stories of Homelessness from Women in Canada

Collecting Stories of Homelessness from Women in Canada The Shoe Box Stories Project involves collecting stories from women in Canada of all ages, races, experiences, etc, and weaving them into a public authorship installation to be displayed at the All … Continue reading

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Red Fox Girl — An Original Rap by Colin Nickle

You disrespect your momma You disrespect dad You disrespect me Feelin’ like I been had You can’t pour chocolate sprinkles On every situation I know you know they’re fake Fallin’ into a crack Between nations You say it’s just a … Continue reading

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