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LIFRC Weekly Community Update                    

November 1st, 2022

Happy November! 

There is something to be said about the healing nature of sharing and celebrating in community.

It creates a collective bond. 

Standing in this week’s community spotlight is a new program that leaders have been working to bring to life for more than a year, and it all has to do with community connection and healing. 

We are so excited to launch this with the community! 

--The LIFRC Team

Weekly Spotlight
According to an 80 year study by Harvard University, “the best predictor of your mental health is your current “relational health.” 

In other words, health and happiness go hand in hand with how connected we feel, both to ourselves and to the world around us, to our community. 

That is the bedrock for which Heart and Soul Café is built upon. 

Based on the Recovery Café evidence-based model, Heart and Soul Café is an alternative, therapeutic, community of peer to peer support founded on the truth that every human being is precious and worthy of love and respect. 

Regardless of past or present trauma, illness, mental or emotional anguish, or addictive behaviors, everyone is in recovery from something and has wisdom to share from their experience.

It’s that sharing that weaves the supportive tapestry that sustains healing and health, both personally and on a collective level.  

That’s why, starting Friday, November 11th, Heart & Soul Café will begin holding weekly circles of peer support for individuals 18 and older. This will be a chemical-free, non-judgmental space to gather, connect, and simply be. Come enjoy a healthy meal and cultivate a meaningful sense of membership and belonging within the Lopez Island Community.
Beginning the week of November 15th, the Heart and Soul Café will be open Tuesdays from 11:00-3:00 with lunch from 12:30-1:30 and Fridays from 3:30-7:30 with dinner from 5:30-6:30. The Café is completely FREE of charge and will be held at Grace Episcopal Hall located at 70 Sunset Lane. 
Come join us!
For more information write to: or visit the website at 
Updates and Reminders
At this weekend's Día de los Muertos celebration, we witnessed first hand how connection can lead to joy. Click below to read more about the fiesta.
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