What makes us happy? What gives us joy? What brings real comfort? How do we find peace? Most of us could have easily answered those questions at age three or four or five. But when was the last time we even stopped to consider them? One of the soul-stripping effects of any addiction is the
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I can’t say enough about the inspiration coming from Tama Kieves. She’s not a leader in the recovery movement (her partner is in long-term recovery, however) but she IS a leader in the movement of being who we truly are and all we can be. And the journey she is describing here applies so beautifully and
A quote about sobriety hit me like a brick this week: “Success is never permanent and failure is never final. Keep your focus on staying the course.” My mind immediately went to all the stories and personalities I have encountered in the podcast world, where I spend at least an hour a day if not
About the malaise phase, or as it can be more succinctly described , “Meh.” When I first got sober with AA, I took an air balloon ride above EVERYTHING. I was suddenly FREE of daily drinking, over-drinking, hating myself, waking every morning staring into the Face of Regret, breaking daily promises to myself, degrading absolutely
At this point I’m a walking encyclopedia of recovery resources. I’ve read the LifeRing handbook and attended one of their meetings, done all the SMART Recovery worksheets and attended a number of their meetings, investigated some other groups, been a part of online communities, paid for Hip Sobriety School and I’m still working through the world of resources and supports in that rich program, listen regularly to recovery podcasts, read a ton of books, stay active on sober support sites, write about sobriety, took up kundalini yoga. I was already an avid meditator and big fan of spiritual circles.