In recovery gratitude must become a central theme. Turn holiday reluctance into joy and a celebration of recovery, using these tips to harness gratitude.Read More
What is spiritual bankruptcy and what does it mean to life in recovery? If you are hung up with defining your recovery as a spiritual program try gratitude instead. Living a life of gratitude is living a life of personal and spiritual growth in recovery from alcohol or other drugs.Read More
In early recovery finding a connection with your spiritual nature is vital. Some find it difficult to distinguish between spirituality and religion. It is said that recovery is a spiritual program for many reasons. Keep reading for the top three.Read More
Did you ever wonder why some people always seem to have a smile on their face? One reason is that they have learned to accept and attitude of gratitude. Today’s post will give you some tips about how to keep a gratitude journal. In recovery being grateful is a formula for successfully defeating self-limiting beliefs and overcoming doubt, and fear. Keeping a gratitude journal is a positve pathway for recovery.Read More
Expressing gratitude, in autumn is almost automatic. But what happens when you become mindful of approaching everyday with thankfulness. Research shows your experience optimal benefits of mental and physical health, you’ll be able to dispute irrational thoughts and self-talk easier, and you’ll live life with satisfaction and abundance.Read More
In recovery holidays such as Thanksgiving set the tone to express gratitude. Your hero’s journey in recovery is blessed with the help and support of others. Your journey is epic. Start practicing Gratitude daily, show your appreciation to the new connections and healthy relationships you hav forged in sober living.Read More
Residing in a sober living home jumpstarts the transition into a life of good moral character because you will have chosen to live, communicate, and commit to new healthy relationships with peers aiming to find their own personal path in recovery.
If you’ve been following along with the blog posts in this series, you’ve come to understand how living life on a path of recovery is much more than abstinence. Recovery is a process of change. In this process, one vital change you will make is transitioning from living life in isolation, alone with your addiction, to a life of connections.
I feel its pertinent to dive deeper into the virtues of good moral character before I bring the discussions of sober living, healthy relationships, and virtues of good moral character to a close.Read More
In today’s post, Your Path to Serenity is Found in Healthy Relationships Forged in Sober Living, you’ll be given a small list of 3 virtues that when you aspire to obtain in your life can and will create a feeling of serenity as you progress along your personal path in recovery.
Healthy relationships forged in sober living homes help you to live following your belief and value system and to form new virtues. Once you understand your attributes and values, you’ll have set your compass for good moral character. Living in tune with your values strengthens your healthy relationships, which in fact, builds a strong foundation and network for recovery.
Here are 3 fundamental virtues that’ll help you act in good moral character, aligned with your beliefs and values ...
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Sober living help you establish healthy relationships with peers concerned with the same goals in recovery. These bonds of fellowship stir within you the desire to follow your own personal path. As you forge new relationships you learn to be more accountable, respectful, and trusting of yourself and the decisions you make and the commitments you keep.Read More
Human beings desire to fit in, to belong, to be part of a family, tribe, (club, organization, community). To feel this connection you often gravitate toward members of your tribe who you feel connected with. Learn how residing in a sober living home propels you toward achieving optimal healthy relationships and sober support.
Sober living homes create opportunities for you to connect with like-minded peers aiming to manifest the best version of themselves, recovery and the highest potential of life. Establish sober support by participating with peer support, 12 step groups and meetings, rekindle family relationships. participating in health minded hobbies and clubs, and volunteering and supporting others. the opposite of addiction is connection.Read More
If you’ve been around the recovery community for any amount of time, you’ve heard of the stages of change. For those new, to recovery and as a refresher for those who have been around recovery for some time, I’ll outline and explain you naturally progress through these stages of change. and how choosing to reside in a sober living home can motivate you through these stages.Read More
Have you let these falsehoods about alcohol or drugs step in between you and sobriety? In this post, you’ll learn why 5 alcohol myths are dangerous to your health and livelihood.Read More
The Lighthouse Recovery 365’s recovery coach Tod Dodge shares his insight concerning peer recovery coaching, sober living homes, and the vital steps of AA. Tod Dodge has 25+ years in recovery. He feels the connections, friends, and step 4 and 5 got him sober., but knows AA is not for everyone. Tod’s daily goals are helping his clients create an individual path in recovery always meeting them where they are at.Read More
Do you deny or excuse your excessive drinking?
Denial is when you refuse to accept a harsh reality as truth.
At first, denial in high functioning professionals isn’t recognizable. You are able to explain away your alcohol or drug abuse to your family, loved ones, colleagues, and yourself. As you continue to abuse alcohol, the different types of denial become more natural to recognize and more destructive.Read More
High functioning executive stress is a known cause of cravings for alcohol. Learning to manage your cravings before it controls you, takes practice, but it is not impossible. Do cravings for alcohol cause fear and uncertainty throughout your busy workday? It’s a known fact that stressful situations create the obsession to drink in those who suffer from substance use disorders. Learn to control your cravings.
As an executive, your daily routine has stressful situations lurking throughout the workday. These situations create cravings which seek to control your thoughts and behavior. An urge or obsession to use is the result of a process.
The process is initiated by a trigger. Triggers are personal indicators or precursors which start a feeling.
Do you think you are drinking too frequently or having more drinks than intended?
At one time, having several drinks throughout the day was commonplace to relieve stress, unwind, and steady the nerves before a board meeting.
You feel you might be developing a problem with alcohol, but you easily dispute the thought because you are still high-functioning. You get your work done. Most of all you don't look like the bums on Bowery begging for spare change, needing to change their clothes and drinking out of a brown paper bag.
Learn how to spot early warning signs of an alcohol use disorder in high functioning executives.
Give yourself a break. Self-compassion assists you in creating positive habits. These habits will help alleviate the stress throughout the day. Anxiety is a common result of overworked and overwhelmed body and mind. Recognizing these feelings will help you take a step back and breathe before damage to your health takes hold.
Using HALT can be the difference between sustaining recovery and relapse.Read More
Have you completed treatment and wondered what to do next? Confused and fearful about going home to old hectic routines and chaos.? learn 7 reasons why a sober living home builds the optimal foundation to support early recovery.Read More