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International Yoga Day: The Benefits for Men in Recovery

Posted by Andra Prager on May 31, 2023 at 10:08 AM

International Yoga Day

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Topics: Recovery, Healthy, Exercise

Celebrating National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Posted by Soberman's Estate on May 22, 2023 at 7:00 AM

This month serves as a reminder of the vital role physical activity and sports play in our lives. At Sobermans Estate, we recognize the importance of incorporating fitness into the recovery process for our clients. Clients of Soberman’s Estate enjoy a variety of supervised physical fitness (Gym, Yoga, Thai Chi) an average of 5 days a week. The Sobermans Estate Difference:

Our dedicated Fitness staff at Sobermans Estate, led by Coach Carl Hargrave, is passionately committed to providing an unparalleled experience for individuals who are seeking to make a dynamic change in their lives. We understand that the path to recovery is unique for each individual, and we offer personalized support to ensure our clients are equipped with the tools they need for lifelong sobriety. We aim to empower men on their journey by addressing the physical component of recovery and promoting healthy lifestyles.

Coach Carl shares his approach to fitness and recovery through his Fit For Recovery (FFR) Scope of Empowerment:

I applaud the men wanting to make a dynamic change in their lives, for trusting the process of engagement at Sobermans Estate. The staff is tremendous, and the facility is unparalleled in its efforts to give the clients the tools needed as they walk the walk. More importantly they learn how to use the tools to have lifelong sobriety.

FIT FOUR RECOVERY! Addresses the physical component of recovery, creating long-term healthy lifestyles. We empower the clients through encouragement and action, while focusing on four essential elements to help our clients build physical and mental resilience during their recovery journey.

1. Cognitive Empowerment: We engage our clients in discussions about how they can maximize their current space and time to reach their full potential. By understanding their unique abilities and challenges, clients can better prepare themselves to walk in the field of life as they face the many obstacles they may encounter in their daily lives.

2. Physical Engagement: We engage in various exercise routines, to elicit the natural endorphins, helping to create that feeling of accomplishment. Through regular physical activity, clients can build self-confidence and self-esteem that will serve them well in their sobriety journey.

3. Exercise Integration: We believe that every phase of exercise can be related to the recovery process. With this in mind, we incorporate elements of endurance, flexibility, strength, and power into our FFR program. By connecting these exercise components to recovery, clients can better understand how physical fitness supports their overall well-being.

4. The Power of Teamwork: The guidance of our experienced coaches, Coach Carl and Coach Travis, plays a crucial role in the success of our FFR program. By working together with our

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Topics: Recovery, Healthy

Celebrating Cinco De Mayo Sober-Style at Soberman's Estate

Posted by Soberman's Estate on May 1, 2023 at 10:11 AM

Cinco de Mayo is a popular holiday in the United States, celebrated with much enthusiasm and revelry each year on the fifth of May. It's a time for joy, community, and indulging in vibrant Mexican culture. However, for men in recovery, this festive occasion can present unique challenges, as celebrations often involve alcohol and other substances.


At Soberman's Estate, we believe that recovery shouldn't mean missing out on life's joys. That's why we've put together a guide to help men in recovery celebrate Cinco de Mayo in a healthy, safe, and sober way.

1. Embrace Authentic Mexican Culture
Cinco de Mayo is an opportunity to appreciate and learn about the rich history and heritage of Mexico. Rather than focusing on the party atmosphere, use this time to dive deeper into the traditions and customs of the holiday. Attend local cultural events, visit art exhibits, or explore Mexican history through documentaries and books.

2. Create a Sober Fiesta
Host a sober Cinco de Mayo party at home as we do at Soberman's Estate for our clients and Alumni. Plan a menu filled with authentic Mexican dishes, such as tacos, enchiladas, and chiles rellenos. Non-alcoholic options like horchata and agua fresca can be served as refreshing alternatives to alcoholic beverages. Create a festive atmosphere with decorations, and don't forget to include traditional Mexican music to set the mood.

3. Participate in Recovery-Focused Celebrations
Many recovery groups and treatment centers, including Soberman's Estate, organize sober Cinco de Mayo events. These gatherings offer a supportive environment for those in recovery to celebrate without the temptation of alcohol.

4. Give Back to the Community
Cinco de Mayo is an excellent time to help others and give back to your community. Engage in volunteer work or organize a fundraiser to support local charities or organizations focused on addiction recovery. This will not only give you a sense of purpose, but it will also help strengthen your commitment to sobriety.

5. Practice Mindfulness and Gratitude
As you celebrate Cinco de Mayo, take a moment to reflect on your journey and be thankful for your progress. Practice mindfulness and gratitude to help ground yourself in the present moment, and appreciate the many positive aspects of your life.

Cinco de Mayo can be a challenging time for men in recovery, but with a little creativity and support, it's possible to celebrate sober style. At Soberman's Estate, we encourage our clients to embrace the vibrant Mexican culture and partake in festive, substance-free activities that promote personal growth and camaraderie. By focusing on the true spirit of Cinco de Mayo, you can enjoy a meaningful and memorable holiday while staying committed to your recovery journey.



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Topics: Recovery

Celebrating World Health Day: Mental Health's Crucial Role in Recovery

Posted by Soberman's Estate on April 25, 2023 at 1:55 PM

Today, on World Health Day, we take a moment to reflect on the importance of mental health in recovery. Mental health is just as crucial as physical health, and it plays a significant role in our overall well-being. At Soberman's Estate, we understand the crucial role that mental health plays in the journey towards recovery and the maintenance of long-term sobriety.

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Topics: Addiction, Recovery, Mental Health

Earth Day and Mindfulness Therapy: A Path to Healing for Men in Recovery

Posted by Soberman's Estate on April 22, 2023 at 7:37 AM

As we celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd, let’s pause and consider how our earth can be a tool to help men recover from alcoholism and addictions.

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Topics: Recovery, Soberman's Estate, Vegtables, Gardening

10 Steps to Surviving Saint Patrick’s Day as a Recovering Alcoholic

Posted by Soberman's Estate on March 15, 2023 at 11:59 AM

Saint Patrick’s Day is traditionally celebrated with plenty of food and drinks, however, for recovering alcoholics, this holiday can be particularly difficult. Being surrounded by people who are drinking and in a festive atmosphere can be a challenge to navigate, but it is possible to make the most of the day while maintaining sobriety.

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Topics: Recovery

10 Ways to Live the “New Normal” After Rehabilitation

Posted by Soberman's Estate on March 9, 2023 at 12:25 PM

It's no secret that life after addiction rehab is not always easy. In fact, it can be downright tough. The good news is that there are things you can do to make the adjustment a little bit easier. After spending time in a rehabilitation facility, an addict may feel overwhelmed and scared of the future. The good news is that there are many ways to get back on track and achieve a “new normal” life.

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Topics: Recovery

Maintaining Sobriety Through Mindfulness

Posted by Soberman's Estate on February 27, 2023 at 12:50 PM

Recovery from addiction is a lifelong journey that requires dedication and commitment. For many men in recovery, maintaining sobriety in a professional setting can be particularly challenging. Between demanding work schedules, high-pressure environments, and social obligations, it can be easy to lose sight of one's sobriety goals. This is where mindfulness comes in. In this article, we'll explore how mindfulness can help professional men retain their sobriety.

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Topics: Recovery

12 Tips for Staying Sober Through the Holidays

Posted by Soberman's Estate on December 15, 2022 at 8:33 AM

The holiday season can be a difficult time to stay sober. With all of the parties and social events, it may feel like you’ll never make it through without a sip of alcohol. There are many opportunities to drink, and doubtless you’ll be surrounded by people who are drinking. This can lead to some tough choices and feelings of stress and anxiety as well as temptations to drink or use drugs. But there are definitely ways to stay on track and maintain your sobriety throughout the season.

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Topics: Recovery

Helping a Friend Get into an Addiction Facility

Posted by Soberman's Estate on October 20, 2022 at 2:52 PM

When you care about someone who is struggling with addiction, it can be difficult to know how to help. You may feel like you are enabling their addiction by continuing to support them, but at the same time, you don't want to see them suffer. It's a delicate balance, but ultimately, if you feel like your friend's addiction is out of control, it may be time to consider getting them into a great addiction facility.

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Topics: Addiction, Recovery

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