Expectations control our entire life. The way we behave and feel about ourselves is mostly driven by the hidden expectations that run our lives. In the continuation of the Letting Go series, Amy tells about her experiences with understanding expectations and shares three important principles she has learned about letting go of the expectations that were running her life before recovery.
In this episode, Amy shares some personal news and discusses how our experiences can help to broaden our view and drive us to connect with others. Sometimes, we instead, choose to pull away and isolate from others when things happen. However, allowing our experiences to broaden our view instead of narrow it, is part of living a full life in recovery.
Continuing their interview, Sally shares with Amy what it was like to write and share her 1st step with her support circle. She shares some of her experiences in recovery and her life. We, at Worth Recovery, feel honored to Sally would share with us and through us, all of you.
Fall brings changing leaves, cooler temperatures, and everything pumpkin spice. And fall brings many lessons for us to learn. To everything there is a season, and every season brings lessons from nature for all of us to learn. Fall brings the lesson of letting go. Listen as Amy explores the ideas of letting go in recovery.
I never thought as a child that I wanted to grow up to be a sex addict. That wasn't the course I was on. Life knocked me a few degrees here and there along my journey. Without course corrections, we end up a long way from our original destination. A few degrees can make all the difference on where we end up and the course of our recovery.
During the month of July we celebrate Independence Day in the United States. Amy shares her feelings on declaring her independence from addiction and how that has impacted her life. Celebrating the day you declare independence is just as important as celebrating the day you won your independence, your sobriety date. What victories can you celebrate today?
Continuing from Episode 95, Amy shares more about her spiritual healing process. Recovery is a healing process that requires dedicated effort and time. That healing has to happen physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The second principle of spiritual healing that Amy shares in this episode is prioritization of our spiritual life. If we really are suffering from "an illness only a spiritual experience can conquer" (from the AA Big Book, then our spiritual connection is more important than ever! Listen to Amy share how she changed and prioritized her spiritual recovery.
When my nephew told me, "Adults are not to be trusted", it broke my heart. I hurt for him and his current reality AND I hurt for the feeling of familiarity I felt when he said that. Trust is a difficult thing. Learning to trust ourselves and to keep our word is an essential step in recovery. In this episode, I share some of the ways I've learned to be better at this thing we call honesty.