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Recovered Podcast

Release Date: 02/11/2015

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Recovered Podcast

To skip the intro, tap 3:25   Step 10 in a recovery program holds immense importance as it emphasizes the practice of ongoing self-reflection and accountability. This step involves a daily inventory of one's thoughts, actions, and behaviors, along with a prompt acknowledgment of any shortcomings or mistakes. By regularly examining their attitudes and conduct, individuals in recovery cultivate a heightened sense of self-awareness and honesty, which are crucial for maintaining sobriety. Step 10 serves as a preventative measure against relapse by enabling individuals to promptly address any...

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To skip the intro, tap 3:25   Steps 8 and 9 hold significant importance in the journey of recovery within Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Step 8 involves making a list of individuals harmed during one's active addiction and becoming willing to make amends to them. This step fosters accountability and self-reflection, encouraging individuals to confront the consequences of their actions and take responsibility for repairing the harm caused. By identifying those who have been affected by their behavior, individuals in recovery begin to understand the ripple effects of their actions and the...

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To skip the intro, tap 3:25   Dealing with challenges in recovery is paramount to achieving sustained sobriety and personal growth. One of the key aspects is the recognition that recovery is not a linear process; setbacks and challenges are inevitable. Facing these difficulties head-on provides individuals with an opportunity for introspection and self-discovery. Through the support of a community that understands the struggles of addiction, people in recovery learn to confront and navigate challenges with resilience. This process fosters emotional strength, self-awareness, and coping...

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To skip the intro, tap 3:25   Steps 6 and 7 are crucial stages in a recovery program, guiding individuals on their path to recovery. In Step 6, participants become willing to let go of their character defects—those negative traits or behaviors that hinder personal growth and well-being. This step calls for self-reflection and a genuine desire for change. It requires individuals to confront their shortcomings with honesty and openness, laying the groundwork for personal transformation. Recognizing the need for change and cultivating a willingness to let go of ingrained patterns are...

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To skip the intro, tap 3:25   In the context of recovery, steps 4 and 5 play crucial roles in fostering personal growth, self-awareness, and lasting change. Step 4 involves making a fearless and searching moral inventory of oneself. This introspective process requires individuals to honestly examine their past behaviors, actions, and attitudes, acknowledging both strengths and shortcomings. By confronting the often challenging aspects of one's past, individuals can gain a deeper understanding of the root causes of their struggles, laying the foundation for meaningful transformation. This...

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To skip the intro, tap 3:25   Popsicle Sticks is not a topic but rather a meeting style here in Southeast Michigan.  This show will be presented in the form of a popsicle stick meeting tonight.   A popsicle stick meeting is a meeting where we let our higher power determine what we need to share.  Here in our virtual studio, we have a can full of popsicle sticks.  Each stick has a recovery topic written on it.  We will take turns, randomly picking a stick and then sharing on the chosen topic. Tonight, we do popsicle sticks   This week,  Becky, Kim, Joel,...

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To skip the intro, tap 3:25   Step 3 marks a critical juncture in the recovery journey, urging individuals to take a decisive step towards surrendering their will and lives to a higher power. This step acknowledges the limitations of self-reliance in the face of addiction and emphasizes the need for a spiritual awakening. It encourages individuals to let go of the illusion of control, recognizing that their personal willpower alone has been insufficient in managing the complexities of alcoholism. By making a conscious decision to turn their lives over to a higher power, individuals embark...

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To skip the intro, tap 3:25   Step 2 holds profound significance as it marks a pivotal shift in perspective and sets the foundation for the transformative journey toward sobriety. Acknowledging a power greater than oneself is crucial as it encourages humility and openness to the idea that recovery requires a force beyond personal willpower. This step emphasizes the importance of surrendering to the reality that overcoming addiction is not a solitary endeavor but a collaborative effort that involves reliance on a higher power, which may take various forms depending on individual beliefs. ...

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To skip the intro, tap 3:25   Continued growth is significant in a recovery program as it fosters the ongoing transformation necessary for sustained sobriety and a fulfilling life. Recovery is not merely about abstaining from substances; it is a holistic process of self-discovery and personal development. Embracing the culture of continuous growth allows individuals to address the root causes of their ongoing shortcomings. Through applying the 12-step principles, individuals in recovery learn to confront challenges with resilience and develop coping skills that go beyond the immediate...

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To skip the intro, tap 3:25 Developing effective coping strategies is crucial for individuals in recovery as it provides them with the tools necessary to navigate the challenges of sobriety. Recovery is a lifelong journey that involves triggers and stressors that can lead to relapse. Coping strategies empower individuals to confront and manage these triggers without resorting to substance abuse. By identifying and implementing mindfulness practices, stress reduction techniques, and support from peers or sponsors, those in recovery can build resilience and better cope with the ups and downs of...

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Living Life on Life’s Terms

We are told that if we live life on life’s terms, we have a chance at being happy.

So let’s talk about being happy

 

Happy before program and 

happy in early recovery

When you were a child, how did you find happiness and comfort in life?

 

When you were in your addiction, how did you find satisfaction in life?

When life was unfair, how did you react before program?

Early in your program:

 

where did you find comfort?

how did you cope with life of early sobriety?

One promise is to know a new freedom and new happiness..

 

What does this mean to you?

The trick to taking Life on it’s own terms is to practice being satisfied.  

 

That is to accept the reality of what is before you. And do it often.

I would like to hear your thoughts how to practice being satisfied?

 

Tell us your experience regarding accepting reality.

Is working the steps a way of practicing being satisfied?, How?  Which one?

How does your spiritual life help you to live life on life’s terms?

 

What slogan helps you live life on life’s terms?

How does your sponsor help you to live life on life’s terms?

We have Calls, want to take some calls?

 

Martin

 

https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_A4tgY8E1lo9Ktmy7R1HHjBkhhuYAoCUW06WRIBZPPAUyi6Jcph8skiA0Qb-1YVvDy4XB0Mb40LO-nRijzvfvFRtzY1pCQJSX2DZiJS3QfWUNGy3oB0Jb2_QU-n-omiCFa0V6kkRc7w10yURDsuRRO9JF1V4g

Rebecca from UK

 

https://www.speakpipe.com/msg/50344/39/1409/1423445456/5f08ceb8a96c7e1e546541531f21aab5

Kurt

 

https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_DittsHCuu4YYqb0LXo4J3Aj_jz-4_K0mkQuXqye0tIBBdYb13cXGpKZKKmRmpb7CHqGeNn29GH04BqrDuti_TlBcTPtXrLICRve-wL3Zbv_LZ6eRV-BpqkHcZUKcxNSzs6IFOotgPc2A9WQGl6x--8fSiyow

The skill in seeing reality clearly requires us to be free from ego 

 

Your thoughts about ego and seeing reality?

What has been your experience with ego and how has this affected your happiness?

What about when life isn’t fair, how do you handle this now that you are in program?

 

How do you handle unjust situations?

How do you differentiate between acceptance and being a doormat?

 

How does the serenity prayer work with living life on life’s terms?

How does the Acceptance statement (Acceptance is the answer to all my problems today…) relate to living life on life’s terms?

 

What would you say to the new guy about Living Life on Life’s terms?