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This Year in Recovery - Recovered 560

Recovered Podcast

Release Date: 12/30/2014

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The Golden Key is a short essay, just 976 words.  The essay is considered a classic of the American New Thought movement.  It was written in 1931 by Emmet Fox who was Irish. The Golden Key is an example of the practical use of the 180 principle. The principle is: Turn your back on the world and its problems and realize that your higher power is real and available for you. Fox has had a major influence on Alcoholics Anonymous.  Tonight, we talk about The Golden Key. Gigi’s book, 50 Ways to a Fear Less Now, our affiliate link 3:25 To skip the intro This week, Penny, Vicki,...

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When taking the journey toward recovery and sobriety, it's important to be kind and patient with yourself. Not only does this help you to focus on your goals rather than your past mistakes, but it also helps you to build confidence in yourself and your choices in the future. For many people who struggle with addiction, being overly critical of themselves is common. Although it is important to acknowledge your faults to help you to establish and accomplish your goals, it is also important to be kind to yourself to move forward. Contrary to popular belief, being kind to yourself isn’t a...

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Neuroscientists have found that those who dedicate themselves to more quiet time develop a much greater capacity for empathy and deep thought. This is because these skills require a slower variety of thought processes in order to develop. Therefore, by focusing on making time to be alone with your thoughts you can become a better parent, sibling, partner, and friend! This type of exercise is especially relevant to those in recovery. Creating temporary physical and mental space away from your immediate life allows for reflection on the past, present, and future. Being a bit removed from the...

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The holidays are often characterized as a season of togetherness with family and loved ones, but for many, navigating through this time of year while sober is uncharted territory. There is so much support out there for people committed to their sobriety, especially during the holidays. However, the added stressors of gifts, events, parties, and relatives can intensify urges and vaporize a resolve in the afternoon that was solid in the morning. We, at Recovered, understand firsthand the potential challenges and we want to offer our experience, strength, and hope for surviving the holidays....

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God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference. This prayer asks positive power to help you peacefully accept those things you can’t change, and to have the courage to change what you can. In my experience, this often means changing my own whispered lies, words, and actions. If you’re confused about which things you can change and which ones you can’t, pause and ask for the wisdom to know which of the two choices is best for your situation. Tonight, we talk about the Serenity Prayer. Gigi’s book, 50...

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When people are grateful for what they have, they will experience a great deal of happiness. When the individual constantly complains, it will be impossible for them to find peace of mind. Gratitude is not about what people have or do not have. There are billionaires who still do not feel satisfied and poor people who feel they have everything they need. Tonight, we talk about Gratitude. Gigi’s book, 50 Ways to a Fear Less Now, our affiliate link 3:25 To skip the intro This week, Sean, Tony, McQ, Sam, Chris, Nicole, Falisha, Cristie, Mike, Joel, Marty, Betsy, Todd, Teresa, Lorien, Kim,...

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Hobbies are important for everyone: they can act as a fun and healthy outlet, or even something that brings more meaning to your life. But they’re crucial when you’re in recovery. Early in sobriety, you may only have energy for therapy and self-care. But as time goes on, you’ll need to spend the time you used to fill with alcohol or drugs in healthier ways — that’s where hobbies come in. We’re not here to tell you what hobbies to pick up: that can be an exciting journey for you to go on! But we do want you to understand how having new hobbies can benefit and shape your recovery:...

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When you’ve been through the trials and tribulations of active addiction, you may have a hard time moving on. Those caught up in substance abuse often make poor choices and hurt others in the process. Sometimes, the 12-step recovery process can bring up shameful memories and negative thoughts about those actions. This is why self-compassion is crucial for those in recovery. When used as a recovery tool, self-compassion has shown to help people deal with the stresses of early recovery and better manage their emotions. It involves being mindful, but the practice also boosts self-esteem,...

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John K. & Michael K. of the Primary Purpose group of Dallas, TX going through the Big Book at the Big Book Weekend in Pratt, KS - December 2nd 2006 Premium Membership Information Sustaining Partner Information Episode Partner Donation

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John K. & Michael K. of the Primary Purpose group of Dallas, TX going through the Big Book at the Big Book Weekend in Pratt, KS - December 2nd 2006 Premium Membership Information Sustaining Partner Information Episode Partner Donation

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At this time of year, most people reflect on the past year.  Some us also make some plans for the next year too.

So we at the Recovered podcast thought we would take time to reflect on 

our own recovering program specifically and 

the recovering community in general 

over the past 12 months.

In general, what are your thoughts on AA and the recovering community as a whole over the past year?

NPR Looks at 2014 and Addiction 

http://one.npr.org/?sharedMediaId=373494633:373494634

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AA in the news in 2014

Celebrities in recovery 

Any AA victories? - 

Any tragic stories - Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Williams

How was recovery portrayed in media? Hoffman and Williams news

How was recovery portrayed in movies/tv? Orange is the New Black, The killing. Thanks for Sharing, Breaking Bad, ‘

The Anonymous People, 

Marc Maron, 

Kristen johnson, 

Anna David, 

Now let’s move to a more personal are, our own recovery.   What was the recovery year of 2014 like for us?

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Share:

Share some highlights

Share some difficulties

What steps were significant for you, why?

What prayers were important to you, why?

What slogans helped, why?

This year I moved a little closer to acceptance

After Andrew’s suicide

I talked with Russ long and hard about why…

Why Andrew, 

Why me, 

why this why that

Russ encouraged me to keep asking my higher power about these things

Russ told me that some day, maybe the need for an answer may not seem so important.

What I have found is that by accepting what has happened and try to help others with our experience has brought new meaning to my recovery program.

So my question in prayer has moved from why to how….

my prayer has moved from why God

to How can I make meaning

what can i do to honour Andrew’s memory?

He only posed the possibility that me need for an answer might fade.

This has made a tremendous difference in my outlook.

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new guest hosts

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Changed homegroups

Traverse city roundup

Slogan:  One day at a time, do the next right thing….work

steps….2 and 3 learning acceptance...work and Andrew

Prayer….together with Anna, meditation at meetings by listening to you

What are your hopes for 2015?

more sponsees

service work

fix my email address

Atlanta to international conference?

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