Continuing this series from Episode 078, Megan and I finish our discussion about our Help Wanted ads. Moving Megan across the country was a jumbled bag of emotions. It was so fun to spend that time with her, Scott and Bronx. It was so fun to be on the road and drive and see new places! It was so hard to leave her there and fly home alone. In this continuation of our interview, we discuss what makes our relationship work including, our likes and dislikes, our confidence in meeting our own needs, and in our relationship skills.

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If you have a success story you would like to share with the Worth Recovery community or a question you would like answered on the podcast, email me at amy@worthrecovery.com.

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Homework: Identify two characteristics of relationships that you need. Do you have those? How can you implement them better in your current relationships? If you need a new relationship, write your own help wanted ad and share it below!!

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I just celebrated by 41st birthday!! During the day, three seemingly small things added up to an amazing day! As I was reflecting on these things, I wanted to share them with you. I hope you can build the hope that I did from these events. It is definitely the small things in recovery that give us the greatest results!!

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If you have a success story you would like to share with the Worth Recovery community or a question you would like answered on the podcast, email me at amy@worthrecovery.com.

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Homework: What are three of your blessings today? Small things that maybe you aren't necessarily always noticing? By small and simple things, GREAT things happen!

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Continuing our discussion on being ALL IN, I share with you my big three distrator behaviors! These are behaviors that prevent me (and probably you) from being ALL IN in our recovery journeys. These behaviors sneak into our lives, they aren't always exactly apparent. They are hard to see and sometimes the behavior itself prevents us from getting the true reflection of what we are doing. If we aren't making the progress we want in recovery - if we aren't getting the traction we need - we have some distractor behaviors going on in our lives! Let's figure it out!

Distractor #1: Spreading Out The Truth
Distractor #2: Green Grass Syndrome
Distractor #3: The Implementation Dip

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If you have a success story you would like to share with the Worth Recovery community or a question you would like answered on the podcast, email me at amy@worthrecovery.com.

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Homework: List three of your major distraction behaviors that prevent you from being ALL IN in your recovery. Then share that list with one of your recovery partners! And share it with me below!!

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January 6, 2017

Episode 080: All In?

In this episode I share with you a recent revelation I have had about my life. I'm holding back. I'm not ALL IN! Of course, this isn't the case in all areas of my life - but it is in some significant places. This recent realization drove me to consider the areas of my life where I am ALL IN. One of those areas is my recovery. I am ALL IN with my recovery! Are you? Are the 1 in 18 that will stay long term in recovery?

Links mentioned in the episode:
12-Step Statistics
Does AA Really Work?
Does Alcoholics Anonymous Work?
Dr. Patrick Carnes on Sex Addiction

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Register Here!

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Homework: Comment below and let me know where you are listening from and if you are committing to be ALL IN for your recovery!

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December 20, 2016

Episode 079: Exploring Consent

With all the recent media coverage on rape and rape culture, Amy explores the idea of consent with CSAT therapist Jackie Pack.  Jackie will be speaking and sharing her expertise at "Engaged In The Struggle," the upcoming Worth Recovery event in January.  Listen to this great interview about what consent really means and how we get it all wrong.  

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As we continue to get healthier and upgrade our lives in recovery, it is essential that we upgrade our relationships along with it.  Otherwise, we get stuck.  While Amy helped moved her friend across the country, they discussed their relationship and what makes it work.  Listen to them discuss the help wanted ads they are going to place!

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In this preview episode, Amy interviews Lu Duke, one of the presenters at the upcoming Worth Recovery Event: Engaged in the Struggle.  Lu is not only a CSAT therapist, but a Daring Way Facilitator - Consultant, trained in the work of Brene Brown.  In this episode she discusses core and aspirational values and how they play a role in our recovery. 

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To celebrate her 4 year sobriety anniversary, Amy shares her own Spiritual Awakening. Knowing that addiction is an "illness that only a spiritual experience will conquer", Amy shares some of the major spiritual experiences that have contributed to her spiritual awakening.

14 symptoms that you are having a spiritual awakening.

  1. You have the sense that something is different.
  2. You feel yourself drifting away from some relationships.
  3. You become aware of those things which no longer serve you.
  4. You feel great compassion for the suffering of this life.
  5. You feel an urge to do something.
  6. You become more sensitive.
  7. You begin to search for the answer to the question, “Who am I?”
  8. You begin to regularly experience synchronicity.
  9. You experience a loss of identity.
  10. Your sleep patterns change.
  11. You lose interest in lesser emotions and thoughts.
  12. You feel a sense of Oneness.
  13. You begin to experience better overall health.
  14. You experience tingling at the top of your head.
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Grief comes to visit all of us on occassion. It is it's own size.  It can feel like a presence in our life.  It manifests in different ways for each of us.  In this episode, Amy discusses some of the grief she is dealing with, some of the ways it manifests, and some of the strategies she is using to get through it in her life.  

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Thoughts from Amy's car continues with an episode about preparing for the holidays. Amy shares how unvoiced expectations are just resentment waiting to happen.

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