Destructive Relationships In Recovery

By Dawn Maslar http://dawnmaslar.com/ On April 30, 2015, I was invited to participate in a Recovery Forum. The evening had a variety of speakers that were asked to comment on different aspects of addictions. My job was to talk about, why relationships can be so difficult in recovery and, to address destructive and even dangerous [...]

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Music Aids Healing and Recovery

http://coupondipity.com/2015/05/05/music-aids-healing-and-recovery/ What a lot of you don’t know about me is that I have a master’s degree in music. Through my studies, I had to do a lot of research on various ways that music promotes learning, healing and even recovery. The statistics are astounding. Music can be as powerful as modern medicine. Think about [...]

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Letter From You To Your Addiction

Dear __________(his name), You may be feeling better, but I am out here doing push-ups, getting stronger, smarter, and hiding in your shadow. I miss that warm, fuzzy feeling I would get when you would turn to me in times of despair. I won’t let you get rid of me so easily. We were together [...]

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Running Into Clarity

By William Pullen http://dynamicrunningtherapy.co.uk/running-clarity/ Recently The BBC news website ran a piece based on an article in Neurology magazine about how “running may preserve thinking skills”. I’ve included it below as I think it illustrates another benefit of exercise. Although the research concerns younger people I believe the benefits of movement whether it be walking, [...]

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Recovery Just For Today

Reprinted from The 12 Step Prayer Book – Hazelden Foundation By Bill P. & Lisa D. Just for today I will try to live through this day only, and not tackle my whole life problem at once. I can do something for 12 hours that would appall me if I felt that I had to [...]

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A Recovery Coach Answers Critical Questions

We see so much about addiction in the media and on TV, but many people have a lot of questions about sobriety, what it means and how it will change their lives. Here some answers anyone ready for a change needs to know. What Is The Point of Sobriety? Survival. It is a medical fact [...]

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Finding Inspiration In Recovery

By Kristin Reinink Admissions Counselor Sanfordhousegr.com I remember sitting through my first AA meeting like it was yesterday. The first person to share was a seventy something year old man who announced that he was a “grateful recovering alcoholic.” He went on to explain that he had been clean for over twenty years and runs [...]

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Constant Flame

And the fire upon the altar shall be kept burning thereby, it shall not go out. Leviticus 6:5 There is a tradition that interprets this verse as a specific warning against the fire on the altar going out even under conditions where one might reason that it should. No never, even if it travels or [...]

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Sacrifices

Sacrificial offerings on an altar are described in our ancient text are an atonement for sins; animals and foods were “burnt offerings”, expressions of gratitude were given in “peace offerings”, an expression of sorrow or remorse were given as “sin/guilt offerings”, and sometimes and an entire meal to express devotion. Today it is common practice [...]

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My St Francis Prayer

This is a version that I came up with when I had trouble memorizing it. It has evolved over the years, but it expresses my establishment of a relationship with my Higher Power and it gives me TRUST. Hope you like it or make your own. It does strengthen my relationship with God. God may [...]

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