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    Kate58
    Junior Member
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    Re: Monday Meetup - Join us weekly!

    Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:08 pm

    Ok got it . I will be painting this weekend as I have 4 to finish by sep 17 th so I have a series to sell . Might try some writing sbs has a writing comp on at the moment
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    HelpfulBee
    Community Builder
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    Joined: Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:59 pm

    Re: Monday Meetup - Join us weekly!

    Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:46 pm

    @Kate58 These are some really cool activities! You sound really creative! Can you share a picture that you've painted with us?
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    Kate58
    Junior Member
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    Re: Monday Meetup - Join us weekly!

    Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:26 pm

    How do I add a pictureImage
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    HelpfulBee
    Community Builder
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    Joined: Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:59 pm

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    Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:52 pm

    Hi @Kate58 ,
    That's a great question!

    The easiest way to do this would be to upload the picture as your avatar, you can learn to do this here.

    If this is a bit tricky, we would love to read one of your stories! :)
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    Bamboo [facilitator]
    Community Manager
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    Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:46 pm

    Re: Monday Meetup - Join us weekly!

    Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:02 pm

    Hi everyone welcome to tonight's Monday Meetup, we'll be live until 10pm AEST :)

    For our new members, this is where we meet weekly to catch up and see how you are going. Please feel free to join in and introduce yourself, all are welcome.

    We've had some new topics posted recently from our amazing Community Builders which you may find useful. As everyone is at a different stage of recovery and journey, each week we will be covering something different. I've posted the links below, just click on the title and it will take you to the post :)

    Long-term Cannabis use and short -term memory

    The health effects of Tobacco and the road to recovery

    Let's Talk! Building Health Relationships

    How are things going for you? Are you new to the forum and seeking some support or helping out a loved one? Perhaps you've had a relapse and are not sure how to move forward. Our community is a safe and anonymous space, we're here if you need to talk.
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    Melody12
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    Joined: Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:27 pm

    Re: Monday Meetup - Join us weekly!

    Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:02 pm

    It’s that time again - Monday Meet up, so join in. Introduce yourself choose a topic to chat about and we'll be live until 10pm AEST

    Sharing at a weekly catch up on a Monday is a great way to kick off the week!!


    Let’s ease into tonight with:
    • Tell us about your week, and
    • Perhaps bring a question or topic you'd like to chat about.


    Melody12
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    HelpfulBee
    Community Builder
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    Joined: Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:59 pm

    Re: Monday Meetup - Join us weekly!

    Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:01 pm

    Hey All!

    Its that time of the week again - Welcome to our Monday Meetup!

    It's an excellent opportunity for us to connect with others going through a similar experience.

    So, let's kick this off, how has your week been?

    What activities have you found helpful as a way to distract yourself from substances or manage cravings?

    What's your favourite food? My favourite food is lollies! :)

    Looking forward to hearing from you all!

    - HelpfulBee
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    Lady Bug
    Community Builder
    Posts: 123
    Joined: Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:49 am

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    Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:08 pm

    HAPPY MONDAY EVERYONE :D

    Welcome to our Monday Meetup!
    This is my first ever Monday Meetup, so I'm excited to get to know some of you

    So, let's kick this off, how was last week for you?
    What are some goals you are hoping to achieve this week?

    A little about me- My favourite activity to do is exercise (great for those endorphins and helps with any stress or anxiety!), I believe our pets are our actual family members, and my favourite season is SUMMER.

    Looking forward to meeting you all!

    - Lady Bug
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    Kate58
    Junior Member
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    Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:19 pm

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    Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:28 pm

    Had a great week all good but flew to darwin today and every 2 minutes my brain thinks alcohol but I am being strong and staying away . I don’t want to disappoint myself . I nearly bought some non alcholic Chardonnay by Maggie beer but then put it back . Only here for week one night down . !!
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    Kate58
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    Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:19 pm

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    Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:29 pm

    I was going to try get to a AA meeting but not ready for face to face one I will look for online instead
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    Lady Bug
    Community Builder
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    Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:33 pm

    Great work @Kate58 !!
    That's really good insight into your triggers- by buying the non-alcoholic version you are potentially allowing yourself to slip up and continue drinking.
    One night down, 6 to go :) You got this!!!
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    Lady Bug
    Community Builder
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    Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:10 pm

    Happy Monday everyone!

    How was your week last week? Any struggles? Or perhaps some small wins? Did you achieve any goals?
    On Saturday it as world mental health day- something so important to us all. Because as we know, poor mental health can affect many areas of our lives, including substance use.
    Did you manage to check out our Q&A around mental health? If not, have a read here post https://forum.counsellingonline.or ... 2853#p2853.

    Is there any topics you would like to see discussed on the forums? Currently writing a blog post on rehab and detox - what to expect.

    Sending you all positive vibes :P
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    Lady Bug
    Community Builder
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    Joined: Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:49 am

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    Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:11 pm

    HAPPY MONDAAAAAAAAAAAAAY EVERYONE :D

    Hopefully we can get a bit more happening tonight in terms of chatter. Its been a little quiet lately.
    So the AFL grand final is on this weekend - anyone go for the tigers or cats???
    Grand final weekend can be a tempting time. Lets kick off a chat about how we can stay focused this weekend on recovery and staying sober.

    Can't wait to hear from you
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    Lady Bug
    Community Builder
    Posts: 123
    Joined: Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:49 am

    Re: Monday Meetup - Join us weekly!

    Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:01 pm

    Happy Monday everyone 8-)
    How are you tracking with your goals after the long weekend?
    Any learning experiences or things they would like to share?
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