December 12, 2017

Episode 113: 5 Years Sober

In this episode Amy celebrates her sobriety anniversary of 5 YEARS SOBER! She sha

res the three big principles that helped her get this far and why milestones are important to recognize.

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Joyce was in sex addiction recovery for years before she ever saw another woman. After a few years, she left recovery and thought she had it all together. When tragedy struck, she came back and was surprised to find and see other women. Listen to part 2 of Amy’s great interview with Joyce.

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Joyce was in sex addiction recovery for years before she ever saw another woman. After a few years, she left recovery and thought she had it all together. When tragedy struck, she came back and was surprised to find and see other women. Listen to part 1 of Amy’s great interview with Joyce.

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After listening to a song from her nieces and nephews, Amy reflects and expresses her gratitude to the women who came before her.  Finding gratitude in Recovery is not always an easy feat.  Sometimes we use it as a way to bypass our emotions or it is used as a weapon against us.  Reclaiming gratitue in a way that works for you is essential to recovery.  Listen to how Amy did that for herself.

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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.  

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Continuing our Women's Stories series, Sally shares her first written 1st step with us here at Worth Recovery.  Her story is one of faith, hope, perseverence, and love. 

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In Part 2 with Shannon we discuss children, recovery journeys, daily routines and blogging.  A few months ago, Shannon started blogging for Worth Recovery.  Her words are real, authentic, relatable, inspiring and uplifting.  Her story is the same.  I'm excited to share with you a little bit of Shannon's experiences in recovery.  You can read more about Shannon and her recovery journey at the blog:  Worth Recovery Blog

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A few months ago, Shannon started blogging for Worth Recovery.  Her words are real, authentic, relatable, inspiring and uplifting.  Her story is the same.  I'm excited to share with you a little bit of Shannon's experiences in recovery.  You can read more about Shannon and her recovery journey at the blog:  Worth Recovery Blog

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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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During the Worth Recovery event, "Engaged In The Struggle", in Seattle, Washington, Amy sat with Maureen as they discussed their recovery journeys.  Staying engaged in the struggle is not the easy option.  Maureen tells us about some of the struggles she has dealt with during recovery and some of the strategies she has used to stay engaged.  This interview was recorded live as Amy and Maureen presented in Seattle. 

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