Recovery Heroes - Recovered 638
Release Date: 10/14/2015
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...info_outline Quiet Time - Recovered 1283
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...info_outline Enjoying the Holidays Sober - Recovered 1282
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....info_outline The Serenity Prayer - Recovered 1281
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...info_outline Gratitude List - Recovered 1280
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,...info_outline Hobbies in Recovery - Recovered 1279
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:...info_outline Self Compassion - Recovered 1277
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,...info_outline Big Book Weekend More About Alcoholism - Recovered 1278
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 Donationinfo_outline Big Book Weekend There is a Solution - Recovered 1276
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 Donationinfo_outline Recovery Partners - Recovered 1275
Unfortunately, relapse is prevalent for those of us who try to remain sober. According to many reports, 40 to 60 percent of people relapse within a year of starting their sobriety. With the right resources, recovery partners, and support system, you can avoid relapsing. If you’re new, set yourself up for recovery success! First of all, get a sponsor and go to meetings every day. After that, surround yourself with the winners. Surround yourself with recovery partners. Tonight, we talk about Finding Recovery Partners. Gigi’s book, 50 Ways to a Fear Less Now, our...info_outline
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Let’s take this opportunity to reflect with gratitude on Recovery Heroes past and present.
We talk about the founders of our program,
we could talk about someone who carried the message to us when we most needed it.
You all could reflect on the hard lessons learnt through the stories told by other recovering people.
Your first sponsor
Your current sponsor
An Open Talk Speaker
Some other trusted servant
First person you ever knew who was in AA and you looked up to them
Bill W. Ann S
Dr. Bob Ebby T Lois W. Archy T Clancy I Chief Blackhawk
Joe and Charlie Marty M Chuck C Rolland H Buzz A
Bill D Dr. Silkworth Carl Jung Jack Alexander
What is a hero?
Did you have heroes before program?
Who and why?
When you came into the program, who were some of the people you admired?
Is there anyone who you at first didn’t like, but with time you learned to respect?
When you first started to read the Big book, what did you think of some of the characters?
How did you learn about the history of the people and events in the book?
Who from recovery history do you admire?
What about today, who have you admired?
Alex - Austin
Cathy - Ga
Have you ever put someone on a pedestal, only to be disappointed?
How do we avoid this kind of let down?
What would you say to the new guy about this topic?