Needing Treatment? There is an answer.

Good Morning my friends! How is your weekend going? I hope you are finding the time to do some reflection and relaxation. I am, and it always helps me feel refreshed and rejuvenated heading into the week.

Be Me works hard to link YOU or someone you know who is struggling, with services. Whenever, I have the opportunity to learn about an amazing program, I love sharing it with you guys.  Considering treatment can be a scary and overwhelming process, whatever we can do at Be Me to help make it easier for you or a loved one in need, we will do.

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak to Kristin Reagan, Referral Relations Manager, at The Recovery Village and wanted to share our conversation with you. She is the sweetest lady and took the time to thoroughly explain what the program offers and how to get the help one is needing. I’ve included her contact info at the end of this post, so feel free to contact her with any additional questions you may have : )

recovery village

Now, let’s get started…

What does The Recovery Village treat?

1)    Eating Disorders (Anorexia and Bulimia)

2)    Mental Health Disorders

-        Mood Disorders (Anxiety, Depression, and Bipolar Disorder)

-        Personality Disorders (Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissistic, and Dependent)

-        Process Addictions (Sex and Love, Shopping, Gambling, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

What levels of care are offered?

1)    Detox

2)    Residential (RTC)

3)    Partial Hospitalization (PHP)

4)    Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

What does the program consist of?

- Individual therapy sessions up to 5 times weekly with client’s therapist

-Group therapy sessions

Our program is based on two strong therapeutic interventions delivered in a client centered, humanistic, motivational, strength based approach.

1)    Back to Basics – 12 step theories worked through rapidly.  Clients get the overview of all 12 steps while in treatment, as opposed to only the first 3, which is typical in other treatment centers.

2)    Intensive therapy between therapist and client.  We offer multiple sessions per week, rather than having the client wait a full week before they see their clinician again.  We believe this establishes a strong connection between client and therapist, where real work gets done.

-Psycho-educational groups on the disease of addiction, relapse prevention, anger and stress management, self-esteem, co-dependency, grief and loss, spirituality, mindfulness, meditation, family dynamics, nutrition, life skills, employment preparedness, budgeting, introspective therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

-Psychiatric evaluations upon admission by our Addiction Psychiatrist, who is also an Eating Disorder Specialist.  These are also completed by our Psychiatric ARNP.

What is the admission process like?

The Recovery Village admits clients 24 hours a day.  Prior to a client admitting to the facility, an assessment process is done to determine eligibility, appropriateness, and the proper level of care to be treated at.

What forms of payment and insurance is accepted?

The Recovery Village accepts most private insurance policies.  The Recovery Village is contracted with both Aetna and United Health Care, allowing clients to utilize their in-network benefits for services of treatment.   Medicare and Medicaid cannot be utilized at TRV.

For additional information, please contact Kristin at 813-494-5143.

***Thank you Kristin for your time and for answering all my questions!***

Your turn: 

Have you ever considered treatment for YOU or someone you love struggling?


Slowing down

Good morning my friends! Thank you for supporting the “Returning to the basics” decision of Be Me. I’m overly grateful for your support.

Today, I want to focus on slowing down in my life, enough to journal about where I currently am and where I envision my life going. By doing so, I have found more peace and fulfillment. (I write a little bit about how my life has changed when I decided to step back form daily distractions and instead practice living in the moment here).  I find waking up before the others in the early morning hours, allows me to have time to reflect and set my day with a sense of peace and purpose.

***This post will not be preachy and will not be focused on any one religious or spiritual belief. God will be used here (because that is my belief). However, please BE YOU and replace my source of love and faith (God) with what it is that you believe in***

Some mornings I follow a daily devotion and further my reading.


Other mornings, I stare at the blank page of my journal or blank computer screen and write whatever comes to mind.


Whichever route I take, I feel at ease and ready to face my day when I am done.

It wasn’t too long ago where my morning routine wasn’t always like this. Instead, it was filled with waking up before the others to tackle my “to do” list without “interruptions”. When I shifted my mind set and reasons for waking in the early morning hours,  I found peace that has been there all along, just left unseen and overtaken by daily distractions.

I encourage you to try doing the same : )

Please take a minute to grab a cup of coffee or tea, your journal or a blank computer screen and answer these questions for yourself:

  • Do you have a God sized dream for your day?
  • If so, describe it in detail on paper.
  • What is it?
  • Why do you want this?
  • What will you have to do now, to get it started?

Remember that your God Sized Dream is different than anybody else’s because each of our hearts are sized individually and uniquely. My dreams may seem too big or too small to you. And that is okay, they have been created to fit the size of my heart, not yours.


Today, my God Sized Dream is practicing patience; practicing stepping back and slowing down. I will practice trusting that life is happening, as it needs to be. I will practice spending time with my loved ones at the end of the day and truly being with them, not distracted by my mental “to do” list or the telephone (both are two examples of my “daily distractions”).

The other day, my little family and I took a walk around the block, and it was so simple and so nice. If weather permits, I hope to repeat this tonight : )

Your turn:

What is one way you can slow down for a moment today?

What is your favorite thing to do “distraction free”? 

Always Be YOU,


Being Me

Hello my friends! Pull up a chair and pour yourself a cup of coffee or tea (whichever you prefer) because this morning I am going to share with you some thoughts and feelings as to the new direction of this site.


Over the past year, Be Me has taken a turn and I have felt lost about its direction.

Recently, I have taken some time to step back and realign with Be Me’s mission and I am excited to announce that I am  going back to the basics, my friends. I am  returning to the original vision of Be ME. In short, I am going back to

“Being the Me, I was created to Be”…

The original mission of Be ME, is to promote being ourselves freely and living fully.

I originally began Be ME by taking a step back from my busy life and rediscovering whom I am.

Over the past year, in the business of life, juggling various roles, I have forgotten who I was created to be. Instead, I was living in chaos trying to be someone I am not and that is where Be Me got lost.

My personal goal is to help others rediscover who they are and be themselves. Maybe some people visit this site and just smile, but I hope some people are truly touched by it and can freely be themselves.

I know what it is like to Be Me. I am back to doing what works (before falling prey to recent pressures and expectations) I practice in some way, every single day, to let go of “daily distraction” and place my focus on someone or something meaningful. The results have been profound.

In fact, for the first time in my life, I am more patient, more spontaneous, and more connected with my family than I have ever been. I am witnessing and experiencing the simple, joyful things around me that I was too distracted to notice before. I am now free to be me and focus on what really matters. It feels so good to be back at this place where both peace and passion coincide.

And because this experience has been too good not to share, I am sharing my journey as Being Me, with you.  Notice I say journey. After all, a  compulsive Type A, “to- do” list, planner, does not change overnight. I still have some “rediscovering” to do. But I am trying, and that counts for something…

Be Me’s mission is for anyone who wants to re-think how he or she is living (or not living) life. It’s for anyone who wants to let go of living a life of distractions and chaos and embrace their true selves.

If this little site only does one productive thing, I hope it helps readers realize how truly toxic it is, to not accept who you are  — it hurts you emotionally, spiritually, and physically.

I am taking Be Me back in the direction that I am most excited about and hope that you join me as I am Being Me.

Your turn:

When do you feel like you are being you the most?

Have you ever fell to the trap of distractions of life and felt lost?

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