The novelist D.H. Lawrence wrote, “The world fears a new experience more than it fears anything. Because a new experience displaces so many old experiences.” He goes on to say that the world “can pigeon-hole any idea but it can’t pigeon-hole a real new experience.”
An experience that really changes you is difficult to come by in this world. But we see them happen all the time at MARR. Through some combination of a solid foundation in 12-step spirituality, committed alumni and staff, and a history of over 40 years helping facilitate lasting recovery, MARR houses a certain kind of magic that is hard to explain.
If you have ever been connected to MARR as an alumnus, staff member, volunteer, or family member, you probably know what we are talking about. It is found in little moments: when a client completes treatment, when a family takes a step forward together, or when our staff comes together to support each other. It is found within the challenging conversations of a therapeutic community. It is found in the process of learning to love oneself and fully accept others. These moments come together to create stories.
There are thousands upon thousands of stories of transformation and change, redemption and reconnection from people who have passed through MARR over the years.
We believe that these are stories worth sharing, so we have created a new way for MARR’s extended family to stay plugged into these MARR moments. We are excited to announce that we are launching a brand new podcast. Each episode will tell the story of someone who has walked through our door as a client, staff member, volunteer, or family member. We’re calling the show “The MARR Experience” because we are not as interested in people’s ideas or theories about recovery as we are in the actual lived experience of it.
In our first two episodes, you can hear the stories of two alumni who share how their experiences at MARR completely changed their lives and their relationships.
If you have comments, questions, or if you are interested in being interviewed for a future episode of “The MARR Experience,” send us an email at [email protected].
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