For decades we've been viewing addiction through the disease lens. Before that, it was a moral failing. What is next as we increase our knowledge and understanding about what addiction exactly is and how it starts in our lives?
In this episode I share how my view of addiction has changed over time and how I gauge what is helpful in my own recovery from addiction.
Worth Reading is a series of podcasts where I share my review of books that have had meaning to me throughout the recovery process.
Today I reflect on "Ready to Heal: Breaking Free of Addictive Relationships" by Kelly McDaniel. Kelly does a beautiful job explaining some of the unique considerations that need to be made for women in recovery from love, relationship, or sex addiction. I share some of the most meaningful insights she provides and expand on how they impacted me in recovery.
In December 2021, I celebrated my 9 year sobriety anniversary. Wow! 9 Years Sober! One of my clients asked me, what has changed in my life since becoming sober? In this episode I share my top 10 changes in my life with longer term sobriety and recovery. I hope this helps you think about where you're going in recovery and what longer term sobriety and recovery and help you achieve!
Evolution is a necessary part of life. As we grow and change, it is necessary to reevaluate our recovery and our life. Our beliefs, practices, thinking patterns and perspectives need to change and keep up with our growth. In this episode I discuss how evolution happens and how we can evaluate our recovery to level up.
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Happy New Year! Welcome to 2022!
After a long hiatus of podcasting, I'm at it again. January is my favorite month of the year. I simply LOVE New Year's, and every year make a major plan with goals, accountability charts, and even a PowerPoint presentation for motivation!
In this episode, we explore how to implement a change in a way that will last. Vision + Skills + Incentives + Resources + Action Plan = Sustainable Change
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Motivation.... how do you get it? how do you keep it? how do you refuel it? This is one of the most common questions I get! So in this episode I share with you my ideas on how to find and keep motivation. I spell out a three part plan and share some of my own experiences. Remember: Motivation comes to me from the inside, I am my own motivator!
Until next time,
Episode 001: My Recovery Plan
One of the questions people consistently ask me is about the ONE THING that made the difference in my recovery. That is an impossible question to answer, of course. And I give my best attempt in this episode. Let me share with you part of my journey to self-awareness.
2020 was not my best year. While I learned a lot and had some great opportunities and wins, there were many things that didn't happen. I'm calling it the year of false starts. It took a toll on me and on Worth Recovery. However, I'm doing the work to change that. In this episode I discuss how shame and guilt have kept me frozen and not moving forward and how learning to love myself through the process has been the most rewarding.
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.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org