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.
My mom has always told me: Amy, you have the grades you are willing to pay the price for. Amy, you have the spirituality you are willing to pay the price for. Amy, you have the piano skills you are willing to pay the price for. Everything we have in our lives are things we are paying a price for. We pay a price to live in active addiction. We pay a price to live in recovery. We pay a price to have the relationships we do. In this episode, I explore what it is you are paying the price for, and how you move to the next level of recovery you are looking for!
Telling our story is hard and scary. Publishing it for anyone to read is a whole different level. In this episode I interview Erica Garza, author of "Getting Off: One Woman's Journey Through Sex and Porn Addiction". Her new book tells about her experiences in her own life. You'll love hearing her story.
I think we've all been there.... the place where we have to start over, again. And we start asking ourselves - is it worth it? I've tried this before and couldn't make it work. Maybe I'm just broken beyond repair? Maybe I just can't get sober, stay sober, date, be successful, have a relationship, or any other number of things in our lives that we want. Why keep putting myself through this?? I feel that way right now. I hope by sharing my experience with you - and my willingness - you will also have the courage to try again.
When we grow up in dysfunctional systems, we learn to protect ourselves. One of those survival mechanisms is keeping ourselves small, invisible, unknown. At the same time, we often develop a hyper vigilance to thosearound us and feel like we know everything about them. Or we can go the opposite way--overexposing ourselves and being shameless in our interactions with others. Listen to Amy share her experiences with the courage and desire to be known and how we can do a little bit more of that in our own lives.
Our world is not linear. Yet, many times we think that is how it “should” be. We work through something, trauma, addiction, relationships, mother issues, or whatever it is, we feel some resolution around it, and we think that is over. Then weeks, months, or maybe even years later, something happens and here we are stuck back in the middle of it again. We say to ourselves – I worked through this already – why am I here again?? You’re here again because our world is not linear. Listen to Amy talk about her experiences with circling back and how we can use the principles of Non-Euclidean Geometry in our recovery.
Using a recent entry from her journal, Amy discusses daily courage. How do we find the daily courage needed to face the overwhelm we sometimes feel? How do we practically find the courage to stay present, say no, trust others and challenge the scarcity mindset we sometimes find ourselves in? In this episode, Amy offers some suggestions on how we build and maintain courage in our lives and issues the challenge: What courage to you need today?
Committing to recovery takes courage. Especially in those early days when you aren’t quite able to stay sober or when every step you take feels like the wrong one. Commitment is needed when you’ve been doing recovery for a while and you realize that it’s not quite working for you anymore. Using her experience in education, Amy talks about developing a Growth Mindset and how that builds and gives us courage to fully commit to recovery.
Recorded on a recent trip to California, Amy shares some of her recent experiences requiring the courage to slow down. In our world, it is easy to give into the break-necking speed of our society and culture. What we really need, in order to be successful in recovery, is the courage to slow down and live what is right in front of us, love who is in front of us and take care of the needs right in front of us.
Are you ready for 2018? In this episode Amy shares how her current depression has gotten the better of her for planning this next year and how she is finding the courage to start again. Join her in the Year of Courage!
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