Saturday, January 23, 2010

Be Consistent

f you have read the book, and you are, in fact, convinced you are an alcoholic/addict, then it is VERY important (potentially life-saving) that you make an effort to be consistent in your recovery attempts.

Your disease is like a potent poisin doing one-armed push-ups, building up strength, and wating to attack you through every step of your recovery process. Inconsistency is one of that monster's favorite ways to sneak inside and sabatoge your best recovery efforts.

So how can you remain consistent in your recovery?

-Go to the same meetings as often as possible

-Be in touch with familiar people and don't compartmentalize your thoughts and feelings

-Don't spend too much time alone with yourself, especially in the first year of recovery, as your brain is most likely the only "person" who has ever REALLY tried to kill you.

-Find and keep a comfortable routine with work, exercise, meetings, play-time, etc.

The key here is that you want to remain strong, to build your new muscle memory up enough to protect you from the "cunning, baffling, powerful" and patient disease of addiction.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thank You

To any and all who have purchased my book -101 Substance Abuse Recovery Tips
a warm-hearted thank you. I just got word 111 of my books sold in the last quarter, which means people are getting a little extra help in their search for answers and support.

Please spread the word and hoping that my contribution will make some difference in your daily journey.


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wag Your Tail

Just for today,

Be proud of what you have accomplished.

Let your smile show from ear-to-ear.

Be the example that makes others want to live a better life.

Not through your words,

but through your actions.

Through the change that is evident in you.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

When you are Afraid

Hug yourself.

Literally, wrap your arms around yourself and give yourself a hug.

We spend too much of our valuable time in life waiting for others to make us feel better.

We aren't children anymore, even though we might feel like it sometimes.

We are adults who need love.

And most of that love HAS GOT to come from inside.

The rest will flow in a fashion beyond your wildest dreams.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Joy and Freedom

Make a change today.

Just for today.

Be clean.

Dare to dream.

Let your arms open to the abundance that encircles you.

You won't be disappointed if you stay out of your own way.