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How Service Leads to Self-Esteem

How Service Leads to Self-Esteem

I remember the day I realized I hated myself. I was about 90 days sober – and it hit me like a ton of bricks. I sat there ugly crying and shared with a group of people my feelings. I had no idea how long I had actually disliked myself because I had been disconnected...

Financial Recovery – Gauging Your Financial Health

Turn on the news and all you hear about is two things: Covid 19 and the economy. I’m no doctor, so you will never hear advice from me about your physical health. That said, your financial health is absolutely what I’m all about. This issue, let’s talk about some key...

Letting go of holding on

Letting go of holding on

Grief and Recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic The COVID pandemic has resulted in a great deal of loss worldwide and as a result, many people are experiencing grief as a result. People in recovery from addiction are familiar with the grieving process, because healing...

No Strangers

No Strangers

In the midst of strange times, we can maintain and even enrich our relation to each other The other day, during a virtual gathering, we were discussing the challenges of staying connected in these strange times. My friend Jody exclaimed, “We may be living in strange...

Meaningful Conversations

Meaningful Conversations

Take them to the next level through listening One of the most beautiful pieces of recovery is the sharing of stories—the connection that happens between two people or a group of people. There is a bond and mutual respect that occurs based on witnessing another person...

Making Service an Everyday Practice

Making Service an Everyday Practice

If you feel like you don’t have time to volunteer, that doesn’t mean you can’t engage in service. Engaging in service doesn’t have to mean volunteering at a soup kitchen, animal shelter, or for some other non-profit. Instead of seeing service solely as volunteering...

Bouncing Back

Bouncing Back

Resilience is an innate capability that some people seem to have that allows them to keep going despite the setbacks – it applies to all stages of recovery regardless of the path.

Compassionate Living

Compassionate Living

Navigating this strange time of social distancing. Just as hand-washing and social distancing are key in the fight against Coronavirus, emotional connection and compassion are key in the struggle against addiction of any kind. Substance abuse, workaholism, overeating,...

Service to Self

Service to Self

Giving you the foundation to be of service to others Typically, when we talk about being of service, we mean what we can offer or do for others, or anything outside of ourselves. And, yet, we can’t give away what we don’t already possess. Service begins with...

Daily Self-Care Recovery Practices: Part 2

Daily Self-Care Recovery Practices: Part 2

In the last issue I had the privilege of introducing a Recovery checklist of Self Care Practices. In recovery we discover that the behaviors and substances that once alleviated our pain and gave us pleasure stopped working. Here are practices I trust will serve you...

Daily Self-Care Recovery Practices: Part 1

Daily Self-Care Recovery Practices: Part 1

In the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous it states that alcoholics have an above average intelligence and a sensitive nervous system. Tony Robbins, a well-known motivational speaker, says there are two prime motivators for all of human behavior. They are to avoid pain...

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