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.
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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.

 

 

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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.  

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In the conclusion of our series about the Karpman Drama Triangle we discuss how to GET OUT! There is preventative work we can do so we don't get sucked in. And there are things we can once we get inside to create space and help us navigate out of the triangle. You can change and learn to have healthy relationships!  I hope this helps!

Resource links:

https://www.karpmandramatriangle.com/

https://www.karpmandramatriangle.com/pdf/thenewdramatriangles.pdf

https://www.lynneforrest.com/articles/2008/06/the-faces-of-victim/

https://lindagraham-mft.net/triangle-victim-rescuer-persecutor-get/

https://pro.psychcentral.com/recovery-expert/2016/01/breaking-out-of-the-drama-triangle/

http://powerofted.com/the-empowerment-triangle/

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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

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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!

 

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I have been so touched recently by how many of you have reached out asking questions or wanting to connect.  It is hard to reach out!  It is hard to ask for help.  In this episode, I share emails from two recent listeners wanting some connection and help.  Are you wanting connection and help? Reach out!  Let's start connecting!

Episode links:

Episode 42: Slips & Falls, Part 1, http://worthrecovery.com/ep-042-slips-and-falls-part-1/

Episode 44: Slips & Falls, Part 2, http://worthrecovery.com/ep-044-slips-falls-part-2/

Slip Autoposy Worksheet, http://worthrecovery.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/SlipAutopsy.pdf

 

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Once in recovery, the unmanageability of our lives slows down, thankfully.  Yet, there sometimes remains an element of drama in our relationships.  We ask ourselves, why is this happening to me? why do I seem to attract these people into my life? What is going on?  Find out why this is happening to you in this episode on the Drama Triangle!

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Loss is hard. Grieving is hard. So many opinions, so many ideas, so many expectations to navigate. After attending the funeral for my sweet friends mother, my heart was so grateful for the things I've learned about grief. In this episode, I share some of the lessons grief has taught me recently and the hope I feel about the grieving process. 

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With guests Jackie P. and Jon T. from the Thanks for Sharing Podcast, we announce and disucss new opportunities for those looking to start dating in recovery.  While there is a lot of support around those wanting to get sober, when you're ready to start dating, there are a lot of questions. Where do you start? What boundaries do you need? What are the stages of relationships?  How do I do this in a healthy way??  That is what Dating in Recovery is all about!  Jackie, Jon and I discuss some of these quesitons and give you things to look for when you're ready to start dating again!  You can find our more about Dating in Recovery at: www.onelayerdeeper.com.

 

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