I love having guests on the podcast. I love it even more when they are women sharing their own recovery journey.  Rosario is a brave young woman sharing her battle with sex and love addiction.  She discusses her struggle with religion and relationships.  She shares how bad it got and what made it better.  She talks about how self-compassion is the way she started to find healing and what her recovery looks like today.  

I'm on a journey to share as many women's stories as I can during the rest of 2020!  Do you want to share your story?  It doesn't matter where you are in your recovery journey - at the beginning or many years in - your story is important and can make a huge difference for people.  I'd love to have you on the podcast!  Reach out!  amy@worthrecovery.com and let's make it happen!

Connection is such a necessary part of life. Yet, for so many reasons it feels scary and unsafe. With everything else going on the world right now - pandemics, civil unrest, social distancing, protests, etc. - connection is every more essential than ever. 

Why? 

Try this Ted Talk by Johann Hari  

Or this one by Brene Brown

In this episode I discuss why we need connection and the offer four invitations for you to connect.

1. Worth Recovery Women's Stories Series

2. The Worth Circle - online FaceBook support group

3. Recovery Coaching

4. Call and connect with me - go to the Recovery Coaching page and schedule a call with me.  I'd love to connect, even if you're not interested in coaching.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is a whole lot going on right now.  As we grasp for information we don't have a whole lot of expectations are being put on us and how we should be responding to this pandemic.  Truth is we're living in unprecedented times.  Times that have never before been experienced by anyone currently alive.  It's important, now more than ever, that we truly understand ourselves, our position, and our pace.  I burnt out quickly the first few weeks of quarantine and was a mess by week 3.  In this episode, I share some of the thinking that helped me pull myself together again.  I hope it's helpful for you.  And a reminder:  Always stay kind.  

Poem referred to in the episode:  https://www.oprahmag.com/entertainment/a31747557/and-the-people-stayed-home-poem-kitty-omeara-interview/

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: https://www.simplypsychology.org/maslow.html

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Announcements:

I’d love to connect with you!  If you want to talk about coaching, the worth circle, online sex addiction groups – OR if you just want to talk to someone who gets it – schedule a time with me here:  https://worthrecovery.com/recovery-coaching/

Interested in learning more about the Worth Circle?  Awesome, I’d love to tell you.  You can either schedule a time to talk to me above or check out the website with more information here: https://worthrecovery.com/worthcircle/

Want to join my sex addiction groups for women starting in May, 2020?  I’d love to have you!  You can email me, schedule a time to talk or read more here:  https://www.healingpathsrecovery.com/events/

You can always email me:  amy@worthrecovery.com

Alice Taylor is the author of "Restored: A Women's Guide to Overcoming Pornography", a book full of amazing, practical tools to help you in your recovery.  She generously agreed to share her story with us as part of our Women's Stories series.  I'm grateful for her courage. 

You can read more about her story and order Restored at her website:  https://thegracespot.com/

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Announcements:

I’d love to connect with you!  If you want to talk about coaching, the worth circle, online sex addiction groups – OR if you just want to talk to someone who gets it – schedule a time with me here:  https://worthrecovery.com/recovery-coaching/

Interested in learning more about the Worth Circle?  Awesome, I’d love to tell you.  You can either schedule a time to talk to me above or check out the website with more information here: https://worthrecovery.com/worthcircle/

Want to join my sex addiction groups for women starting in May, 2020?  I’d love to have you!  You can email me, schedule a time to talk or read more here:  https://www.healingpathsrecovery.com/events/

You can always email me:  amy@worthrecovery.com

Free Fall is an opportunity to reorganize your life really quickly. In a matter of moments/days/weeks things can look really different.  At least it has the potential to.  But we must look at falling with intentionality and not fear. In this episode I share one of my first moments of free fall when I got laid off from a job in 2015 and the impact that had on my life.  There was an exercise I did that helped me to be intentional about what I let fall into my life and what I let fall out of my life.  I hope it is as helpful for you as it was for me.

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Announcements:

I'd love to connect with you!  If you want to talk about coaching, the worth circle, online sex addiction groups - OR if you just want to talk to someone who gets it - schedule a time with me here:  https://worthrecovery.com/recovery-coaching/

Interested in learning more about the Worth Circle?  Awesome, I'd love to tell you.  You can either schedule a time to talk to me above or check out the website with more information here: https://worthrecovery.com/worthcircle/

Want to join my sex addiction groups for women starting in May?  I'd love to have you!  You can email me, schedule a time to talk or read more here:  https://www.healingpathsrecovery.com/events/

You can always email me:  amy@worthrecovery.com

 

How many days have you been alone in your house?  Or at least felt alone, whether you actually were or not?  Have you struggled with loneliness during other times in your life?  Me, too.  In this episode, I share my current thoughts on where our world is, and three of the strategies that helped me learn to work through my own loneliness.

In addition - I'd love to connect with you!

Schedule a 30 minute window to talk here:  https://worthrecovery.com/recovery-coaching/
Feel free to schedule - even if you're not interested in coaching - I'd love to just connect with you.

Join the Worth Circle here:  https://worthrecovery.com/worthcircle/

Awesome things are coming here at Worth Recovery!

In the conclusion of Natalie's story, we hear more about her recovery journey, the groups she attended, the problems she has faced in finding help, as well as more about her current relationship.  Each time I hear stories of others a piece of me heals.  I definitely found that to be true with Natalie. I hope you find that to be true for yourself as well.

There are great resources available for women in the UK.  Natalie generously compiled a list of for those seeking help:

Domestic abuse help for woman

Welsh women’s aid https://www.welshwomensaid.org.uk

Womans aid UK https://www.womensaid.org.uk 

Abuse help For men

Men's advice line https://mensadviceline.org.uk

For any gender

Live fear free helpline https://gov.wales/live-fear-free

National abuse helpline https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk

Safe line https://www.safeline.org.uk

Sexual assault / abuse help

Sexual Assault and Referral Centres https://rapecrisis.org.uk/get-help/

The survivors trust https://www.thesurvivorstrust.org

New pathways http://www.newpathways.org.uk

NHS information and help line https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sexual-health/help-after-rape-and-sexual-assault/

Addiction recovery support 

CAIS (the living room Cardiff and other centres in wales) https://www.cais.co.uk

24 hr Support 

The Samaritans 24hr support line https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/

Part 2 of Natalie's Story:  Another brave woman coming forward to share her story!  I'm always so honored when women are willing to share their story with us!  Natalie is from the UK and is an amazing trauma survivor and recovery addict.  I've had the privilege of knowing her for just over three years and am continually impressed with her resilience and engagement in recovery.  In this 3 part story, Natalie shares her family history, trauma story, and her brave recovery journey.  Every time I hear the story of another woman, a new piece of me heals. 

I have a love/hate relationship with boundaries.  At least, I used to. Boundaries are what keep us safe.  Having good boundaries can be life changing.  We never really know just how life-changing until we start to live with good boundaries.  In this episode, I partner with Jackie Pack from the Thanks For Sharing Podcast to discuss boundaries.  Jackie and I work together as One Layer Deeper.  We'd love to spend a year exploring Boundaries with you.  Learn more about the boundary box here:  https://onelayerdeeper.com/the-boundary-box/

It's a new year and it's my annual time to evaluate my life and decide what the next step looks like for me.  My goal for this year is to be OPEN.  In this episode I share with you how our lives in recovery can end us in isolation and make us feel closed off. To move to our next level of recovery requires us to be OPEN.  Can't wait to share that with you!

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