Tag: Higher Education Recovery

Elementary Education

Colorado Mountain College (CMC) is seeking approval for another bachelor’s degree program in elementary education. Students would be able to pursue elementary education at Colorado Mountain College’s Edwards and Glenwood Springs campuses.  This is not the only bachelor’s degree that could come our way; CMC is proposing a bachelor’s degree in nursing and one in applied science. Now that CMC is offering more and more bachelor’s degrees, Jaywalker U students are excited to be able stay in this sober community and receive the degrees that they are pursuing. Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

JWU Thanksgiving Eve

Today the Jaywalker U students are preparing for Thanksgiving Dinner tomorrow. Half of the students have made it home for the holidays while the other half will be spending Thanksgiving with one of the students families. The students are responsible for bringing all of the sides for Thanksgiving Dinner. So far we have: mashed potatoes, sweet potato marshmallow mash, sweet corn soufflé, cornbread, and green bean casserole. Chef Brian’s cooking classes are really coming in handy this holiday season! We are in the spirit of Thanksgiving and are remembering everything that we are thankful for this year. Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

Vulnerability

“Vulnerability is not weakness. And that myth is profoundly dangerous.” – Brene Brown When I entered treatment a year ago, vulnerability was a flaw, a defect that would ultimately hurt me as a man. That wall was broken down very quickly. I learned to share my emotions as well as my story with others. I learned to open myself up because I was taught that I could not overcome the disease of addiction alone. I’d like to say that this year has been easy, but quite frankly it has been one of the most challenging of my life. That doesn’t mean that it hasn’t been rewarding. This past year has given me things that I never thought possible; and it all started with me being vulnerable, being open to people and ideas and of course: asking for the help. I have been given my life back, I have friends who…

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