Happy New Year to all our friends out there! Hope the new year brings renewed commitment to making happier, healthier, and more productive lives.
We have new music groups starting the week of January 4th through the 8th.
Beat Shop is back on Thursdays and Level Up is Fridays music history/production sessions. Join us and see what magic we’re making in the studio!
The holiday season is upon us! We look forward to seeing all of our amazing clients throughout the holiday season. If you need any resources, please ask your counselor or call 2-1-1. There are many organizations who can assist with holiday gifts, food or other needs.
Thanksgiving is a great time to start a “gratitude list.” If you’re not sure what to put on it, here are 60 things to start you off.
The holidays can be a time for connecting with those we are close to, but can also be a time of great stress. Here are some tips on managing that, where to find help if you need it.
- Have a movie watching party! Gather up all the movies you’re too afraid to watch alone, and screen those favorite horror classics. Add popcorn and hot apple cider or hot chocolate.
- Give out candy to trick or treaters. Don’t make your parents, partner, or roommate do it, you dress up and answer the door for all the little scary monsters out there.
- Volunteer at a pumpkin patch, haunted house or school activity. There are plenty of places that could use help to manage the hoards of hungry little goblins.
- Attend a meeting. NA, AA or any of your choice. Most have meetings throughout the evening.
- Have a potluck, with mounds of good eats. Potluck means you don’t have to do it all yourself, awesome!
- Go to a movie. Most people will be out and you’ll get the whole theater to yourself. Sprawl!
Or you could opt to do nothing at all. Plenty of folks around the world (and in the U.S.) don’t celebrate at all.
Have fun and be safe!
In addition to containing toxic substances,
- E-cigarettes and e-juices contain addictive levels of nicotine.
- Nicotine is as addictive as heroin and cocaine.
- Despite widespread claims by e-cigarette advocates, there’s no scientific evidence that e-cigarettes help smokers successfully quit or reduce their use of traditional cigarettes.
- E-cigarettes have NOT been proven safe or effective by the FDA as a quit-smoking aid.
E-cigarettes and e-juice are not tested or regulated. You really don’t know what you’re inhaling.
- Nicotine affects the heart and central nervous systems, raising the pulse and blood pressure.
- Nicotine adversely affects maternal and fetal health during pregnancy, contributing to low birth weight, pre-term delivery, and stillbirth.
- Teenage exposure to nicotine may harm brain development and predispose youth to future tobacco use.
- The vapor emitted by an e-cigarette has been found to contain several cancer causing chemicals, such as formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, lead, nickel, and chromium.
- Though the quantity of these harmful compounds is often less than that in conventional cigarette smoke, at least sodium, iron, aluminum, and nickel have been found in higherconcentrations in emitted vapor than in cigarette smoke.
Beat Shop and Katalyst are still accepting participants for our hip hop and beat programs. Learn about the history of the genre, art of mc’ing and so much more. Open to all clients of Wapi Seattle.
Thanks to all for your interest in our spoken word event! We’re rescheduling it for now, but are happy to take submissions, questions and your bright, beautiful ideas.
Email Teri or Karrie with any thoughts or questions.
Ever wondered what spoken word performance is all about? Find out here, at Wapi’s first ever open-mic night, October 8th. Share you story, insight and thoughts with like-minded individuals. Questions or to sign-up, contact Karrie@wapiseattle.org or Teri@wapiseattle.org.
We hope to see you here!