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Release Date: 11/21/2021

Sadness Vs Depression - Recovered 1390 show art Sadness Vs Depression - Recovered 1390

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To skip the intro, tap 3:25   Understanding the difference between being clinically depressed and experiencing sadness is important for effective self-care. Sadness is a natural, often transient emotion in response to life’s challenges, disappointments, or losses. It can feel overwhelming at times, but typically, sadness is manageable and diminishes with time. Sadness might arise due to changes in relationships, or the challenges of adapting to a new way of life. While sadness can be intense, it usually doesn’t persist or significantly impair daily functioning once the immediate...

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People Pleasing - Recovered 1390 show art People Pleasing - Recovered 1390

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To skip the intro, tap 3:25   People pleasing can be harmful for those in recovery, as it often stems from a deep-seated need for approval and acceptance. This behavior can lead individuals to prioritize others' needs and expectations over their own, jeopardizing their sobriety and personal well-being. In recovery, establishing healthy boundaries is important for maintaining sobriety, yet people pleasers may struggle to assert these boundaries, fearing rejection or conflict. The constant pressure to please others can create significant stress and anxiety, which are detrimental to...

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Imposter Syndrome - Recovered 1389 show art Imposter Syndrome - Recovered 1389

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To skip the intro, tap 3:25   Imposter syndrome, the persistent feeling of being a fraud or undeserving of success, can plague individuals as they strive to rebuild their lives. This mindset can undermine self-esteem and make it difficult to fully embrace the progress made. It is recommended to focus on self-acceptance and recognize that recovery is a journey, not a destination. Engaging in regular self-reflection, celebrating small victories, and acknowledging personal growth can help individuals see their worth and the genuine progress they have made. Tonight, we talk about The...

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Coping With Someone Else's Substance Use - Recovered 1388 show art Coping With Someone Else's Substance Use - Recovered 1388

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Experiencing a friend’s relapse is profoundly challenging and can evoke a complex mix of emotions, including frustration, sadness, and fear. This situation can create an emotional tug-of-war, where you feel torn between your concern for their well-being and the need to protect your own sobriety. The stress and anxiety from worrying about your friend can add difficulty to your own program, making it essential to find effective coping strategies. Tonight, we talk about Coping with Someone Else’s Substance Use.   This week,  Chris, Chance, Falisha, Nicole, Breanne, Joel, Martin,...

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Leveling of Pride - Recovered 1387 show art Leveling of Pride - Recovered 1387

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Leveling of pride is important as it encourages humility, self-awareness, and a willingness to learn and grow. Pride can often be a barrier to progress, leading individuals to resist feedback, cling to rigid beliefs, or overlook the importance of seeking support from others. By leveling pride, individuals in recovery open themselves up to the possibility of self-reflection, acknowledging their vulnerabilities, and embracing the guidance and wisdom of peers, mentors, and support networks.  Tonight, we talk about the Leveling of Pride. This week,  Virginia, Becky, Kim, Amanda, Shelly,...

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Humility - Recovered 1386 show art Humility - Recovered 1386

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Individuals who approach their recovery journey with humility are more willing to acknowledge their limitations, weaknesses, and areas for improvement. Rather than succumbing to pride or ego, humility allows individuals to embrace the wisdom and guidance of others, recognizing that they cannot navigate the complexities of recovery alone. By humbly accepting support, feedback, and guidance from peers, mentors, and support networks, individuals in recovery can gain valuable insights, tools, and perspectives that contribute to their sobriety and overall well-being. Tonight, we talk about...

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Willingness - Recovered 1385 show art Willingness - Recovered 1385

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To skip the intro, tap 3:25   Willingness entails a readiness to embrace new perspectives, adopt healthier behaviors, and embark on the journey toward sobriety with an open heart and mind. Without willingness, individuals may remain stuck in cycles of denial or resistance, unable to fully commit to the process of recovery. However, when coupled with a genuine desire for change, willingness becomes a catalyst for transformation, empowering individuals to overcome obstacles, confront fears, and embrace the challenges of recovery with courage and determination. Tonight, we talk about...

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Integrity - Recovered 1384 show art Integrity - Recovered 1384

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To skip the intro, tap 3:25   Developing integrity in recovery is important for building trust, accountability, and authenticity in one's journey toward sobriety. Integrity is the compatibility between inner convictions and outward behavior. Integrity entails honesty with self and others about mistakes, acknowledging the impact of our actions, and taking responsibility by making amends. Integrity fosters a sense of self-respect and dignity, empowering individuals to honor their commitments, set healthy boundaries, and cultivate meaningful relationships based on trust and mutual respect. ...

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Courage - Recovered 1383 show art Courage - Recovered 1383

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Surrender - Recovered 1382 show art Surrender - Recovered 1382

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To skip the intro, tap 3:25   Surrender is a fundamental concept in the journey of recovery from addiction, signifying a willingness to relinquish control and accept the reality of one's powerlessness over substances or other’s behaviors. It marks a pivotal moment of recognition, where individuals come to terms with the fact that their attempts to manage or control their addiction have been futile. Surrender does not signify weakness but rather strength, as it requires individuals to confront their vulnerabilities and humbly acknowledge their need for help. By surrendering to reality,...

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