Unicorns & Polka Dots featuring Mandy McIntyre, invites you to join us for: Healing Pathways: Yoga Workshop for Drug Addiction Recovery, a transformative two-hour session designed to foster healing, support, and resilience
When: Saturday, March 16thh, 2024
Time: 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Location: WestShore Unitarian Church, 20401 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River, OH 44116
Attire: Comfortable workout clothes (yoga mats will be provided)
Attendees: Any woman or man in recovery
This safe and inclusive space offers a holistic approach, combining the therapeutic benefits of yoga and mindfulness with peer support. Led by Mandy McIntyre, the workshop integrates:
Reservations: This FREE workshop will be conducted for the first 25 people who register. To ensure you have a spot in the workshop, email or call Joe Brady from Unicorns & Polka Dots at firstname.lastname@example.org or 440-653-035 (call or text).
Please make sure you provide your full name, email address, and cell phone number when registering. Serious inquiries only please!
Unicorns & Polka Dots, in conjunction with Credit Repair Resources, recently presented a credit repair workshop for individuals in recovery.
Bob Willis, CEO of Credit Repair Resources, shared his extensive knowledge of consumer credit laws and different factors that do and don't affect your credit score. He also spoke about best practices to help restore and rebuild damaged credit and destroyed a number of myths surrounding the credit topic.
The workshop was well-received by participants. "This workshop was phenomenal – I learned so much about the strategies and activities to practice to position myself for a solid and favorable credit record. Thank you to Unicorns & Polka Dots for bringing such a valuable resource to our recovery community!"
Joe Brady, founder of Unicorns & Polka Dots, was recently selected as a Senior Stokes Fellow in the 2024 class of the Advanced Leadership Institute.
As a Senior Fellow, Joe will have the opportunity to lend his voice, ideas and mentorship to advancing key civic priorities in Northeast Ohio.
On September 27, 2023, Joe Brady, founder of Unicorns & Polka Dots, spoke to medical students at Case Western Reserve University regarding his experiences and perspectives on the impact of opiate use disorder on affected family members.
This was part of the medical student elective course on the opioid epidemic. Panelists and other family members affected by opiate use disorder also participated in this event.
On Saturday, September 16, over 130 people joined us for a moving night facing and overcoming fear.
Two speakers helped participants unleash their personal power to understand the role fear plays in our lives and how to overcome it. We got a greater understanding of the powerful mind-body connection and how it works in our daily lives.
One takeaway from this powerful event: developing and implementing strategies to manage and navigate through fear will allow you to generate the upward mobility to keep making progress and realize your dreams.
Participants were also able to take part in various events including breaking boards, walking on glass and firewalking (walking on hot embers).
Joe Brady, founder of Unicorns & Polka Dots, and Board member Mandy McIntyre attended the event.
The fight against substance use disorder (SUD) is never ending. Since its inception in 1998, nearly 2,000 people have successfully completed the Judge Larry A. Jones Drug Court program, benefiting not just the individuals involved, but also the community in which they live. On September 8, 2023, hundreds of people helped the Greater Cleveland Drug Court celebrate its 25th anniversary.
During the ceremony, the Court honored Joe Brady, founder of Unicorns & Polka Dots, for his work to help those battling substance use disorder in memory of his daughter, Brianna.
Unicorns & Polka Dots is excited to recognize the graduates from the first self-defense class for women in recovery. We partnered with Kim's Martial Arts and held a six-week self-defense boot camp. The program was enthusiastically received and planning has already started to offer the program on a long-term basis, opening it up to a larger recovery-based audience.
From one program graduate:
"I am always struggling to take that first step to get physically active. This class helped me take that step. I got out of my comfort zone in so many ways. I am now feeling more in shape and mentally and physically well and motivated to continue this type of activity. I learned about avoiding risky situations and how to defend myself or to get out of certain situations if someone tries to push, pull or restrain me. It was fun, sober, healthy fellowship. The instructors were amazing - patient, fun, helpful and they educated us in so many areas of self-defense and life skills."
Joe Brady tells his story on Cleveland's FOX8 News.
Ed "Flash" Ferenc talks with Joe Brady about the founding of Unicorns & Polka Dots and the upcoming kickoff event on Flashpoint NOW News Talk 1490 AM.
Joe Brady, founder of Unicorns & Polka Dots, delivers a keynote talk at the International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, 2022. Joe speaks about his journey as a parent who lost a child to addiction, the launch of Unicorns & Polka Dots and the vision he has for individuals in recovery from substance use disorder (SUD).
Unicorns & Polka Dots is featured on the blog for The Shamrock Companies, introducing our organization to their audience.