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JRB is accepting workshop proposals for our 2023 Young Adult Leadership Summit!

Update: We are extending our submission deadline until 11/30/22! Ready to break out of the loneliness and isolation of the pandemic? In recovery, but looking for an absolute banger of a good time with a community of your peers? Looking to step up into a leadership role where you can share your unique insights from…

Walk Your Path

When someone is in recovery, there are a lot of things that come with that. Many times someone identifies with recovery because they wish to see a change in their lives and realize that how things have been happing are either no longer beneficial to their wellbeing or never has been. When the realization that…

I Hear Voices

I hear voices. Not the hum of a computer, not a creaky floorboard. I hear voices that command me to hurt myself. I have experienced what my doctor calls “auditory hallucinations” since I was a teenager, but they didn’t get commanding and vulgar until my mid-twenties. I never told my doctors that I was hearing…

Adulting, Chapter 3: Basic Distress Tolerance Skills

Everyone experiences overwhelming emotions sometimes. It’s not an experience unique to people who are neurodiverse or in recovery. We will all feel overwhelmed from the loss of a loved one at some point. And who goes through life without ever having a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day? It would blow my mind to…

Daily Maintenance Checklist Templates

We’ve made a bunch of templates for daily maintenance checklists you can print yourself or at a print shop. Or you can come visit us at our offices for print-outs. We’d be happy to work on one with you. Enjoy!

Adulting, Chapter 2: Weekly Scheduling and Planning

Last week, we focused on tools for cultivating self-awareness one day at a time. This week, we’re focusing on short- and mid-term planning. Specifically, we’ll be talking about how to create a weekly schedule that you can actually use. Why bother with weekly scheduling or planning? With mounting frequency, I find myself staring into the…

Adulting, Chapter 1: Daily Maintenance

Welcome back to Join Rise Be’s Adulting series! In this first installment, I’ll cover 2 basic organizational tools I use: A daily maintenance checklistA wellness inventory Not exactly mind-blowing drops of wisdom, but bedrock ain’t the most elegant stuff unless you’re surveying the Grand Canyon. The beauty of this system emerges at scale. Why bother…

JRB’s New Adulting Series

Join Rise Be is a peer-run initiative for emerging adults (ages 18-29) in recovery. We define recovery as an internal shift from the inability to overcome challenges into a manageable state of self-awareness where growth is attainable. And in many ways, doesn’t that feel like growing up? Ain’t recovery the process of coming to recognize…

Stop Giving Things 100%

I quit giving things 100%. I have a pervasive pattern of perfectionist boom-bust cycles where I overcommit, underperform, burn out, recoil, then lie supine, staring at my bedroom ceiling as I haphazardly count the seconds until I’m flooded with shameful relief from flaking. I have disrupted this pattern, but I don’t yet feel I’ve liberated…

Keep Going…

There will be days where the only thing you can feel is nothing. What was once human is now merely an empty shell. Sometimes the emptiness finds you for absolutely no reason at all. And sometimes, the emptiness finds you because everything you have ever experienced up until this moment, has led you here. You…

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