Continuing our look at Step 10, Amy dives into what exactly “Personal Inventory” is and why we need it in our recovery process. The ability accurately self-appraise comes with practice and in time, yet it is a skill that can make the difference in the progress of our recovery.
Marnie Feree is one of the pioneers of sex addiction recovery for women. Having been in addiction recovery for over 20 years - she was one of the first to ever show up in the 12-step circle as a woman. She conintues her work for women at Bethesda Workshops (http://www.bethesdaworkshops.org/), the first outpatient intensive program for women in sex addiction. In this episode, Marnie shares some of her own story and the amazing work she does for women and teens in recovery.
We need our emotions. They keep us alive. They make the world worth living. If we couldn't feel pain, joy, fear, anger, or love what would we do with ourselves? We need them. AND we need to keep them in perspective and in their proper place. And that place is NOT in the driver's seat! In the concluding episode on this series, Amy talks about how we EVICT the emotions from the driver’s seat and take back the wheel. She offer 6 great ways to get emotions OUT of the driver’s seat and back where they belong.
Picking up the series on the 12 steps of recovery, Amy discusses Step 10: We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it. When we reach step 10 in our journey, we have done A LOT of work! So much work! And there can be a tendency to back down the intensity of the work that we have done. Step 10 is a call to action – listen to Amy describe some of the things we must Continue to do if we are going to continue down the road of recovery.
We need our emotions. They keep us alive. They make the world worth living. If we couldn't feel pain, joy, fear, anger, or love what would we do with ourselves? We need them. AND we need to keep them in perspective and in their proper place. And that place is NOT in the driver's seat! Listen to Amy talk about where our emotions need to be - and how you can figure out who's driving your path.
According to a recent poll, 9 out of 10 recovering addicts said that having a sponsor was ESSENTIAL to their sobriety and recovery. That was definitely the case for me. And just as important to my recovery has been BEING a sponsor. It has made me grow in ways I didn’t even know I needed to. In this episode I discuss 5 of the major gifts that being a sponsor gave to me and share with you an exciting new program from Worth Recovery: The Sponsor Academy.
Episode 38: 5 Reasons you Need a Sponsor
The Sponsor Academy Registration
In the continuation of the drama series, I discuss how amazingly quickly we can shift between roles on the triangle. It is SO CRAZY! We all have our favorite chair, our gateway into the drama. However, we don't stay there. We never stay there. Using several personal and other examples, I share with you just how quickly we can make ourselves sick on the cyclone of drama as we ping around from corner to corner. You'll want to get off! I promise!