Service is the lifeblood of recovery, friends. It's what gets us outside of our own self-absorbed ways (let's face it) and into a fuller experience of recovery (thank heavens)—if even for a moment. Our gift is in the giving, isn't it? As addicts, we have a disease that wants to keep us isolated and self-involved. Replacing "me" with "we" and practicing the "be of service" principles of recovery gives us untold opportunities to discover new perspectives, greater meaning and true connection. I know that every time I reach out or pitch in—even if it's as simple as making a phone call to a friend who's struggling or setting up chairs before a meeting—there's a sense of usefulness, purpose and belonging that feels real and good. That's the power of service. With this issue of Better Together, listen in with me as David Campbell interviews recovery author and yoga guide Tommy Rosen about the connection between being of service and getting "unstuck" in recovery. You'll also find links to upcoming events and activities designed to get you out there serving others, sharing your hope and strengthening your recovery in the process. Every minute of every day brings us opportunities to be of service. We don't need to look very far to find them; we just need to look beyond ourselves. Your friend and fellow traveler, Nell An Easy Way to Help Others by Sharing Your Experience Have you participated in one of our youth, young adult or parent/family programs at Hazelden in Plymouth, Minnesota? If so, please share your experience with others who may be seeking care or support for themselves or their loved ones. You can share your story—with varying degrees of anonymity—on Yelp, Google, and Facebook. Your experience could help someone else find freedom from addiction.