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?

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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.

 

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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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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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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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On the way back from visiting with her mom, Amy shares some of the raw emotion around death, addiction, fantasy, and recovery.

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In the first of the Women's Stories Series, Amy talks with Lee, as she shares her story of addiction and recovery.  Everyone's story is just a little different.  Hear how addiction impacted Lee, her life and her family.  

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If there was one thing you wish people could understand about your addiction, what would it be?  Listen to Amy talk about the one thing she hopes all people remember about addiction, especially sex addiction.  

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In the concluding episode of the Talking Back Challenge, Amy discusses phase 4 of the design your own talking back statements.  Learn how to stay in the trenches and declare war on the negative shaming voices in your head.  Worksheets can be found at www.worthrecovery.com.

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Feeling discouraged?  Things not working out like you wanted them to? Listen to Amy talk about her recent experience with discouragement, the elements of hope, and learn three tips to building hope in your life.  

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