Joy As a Jar of Light

5 Minute Recovery: Finding Joy

People in recovery know joy but it didn’t start that way. In today’s blog we are going to look at finding joy in 5 minutes of recovery. It is my hope that you can see an example of it and begin to cultivate joy personally. Joy Defined Joy is a feeling of inner gladness, or…

Appreciation for a gift

5 Minute Recovery: Gratefulness

Today’s topic is gratefulness. A lot has been said and done on the topic from a variety of worldviews. These views make it clear that gratitude somehow unlocks happiness, prosperity, wealth, positivity, and heals you from sickness and disease. The most common exercises to develop the attitude of gratitude is the daily gratitude list. This…

Possibilties

How To Get Recovery and Addiction Help

How to Get Recovery and Addiction Help   There are many possibilities for recovery and addiction help. There are many possibilities for how to get recovery and addiction help. What’s right for you depends on you. Here are some simply ways to think more clearly about recovery. There are many approaches to recovery that attempt…

Spiritual Recovery

Spiritual Recovery Spiritual recovery is the hub of strong recovery.  All other aspects of recovery: physical, mental, emotional, relational, career, sexual, etc. are linked to spiritual recovery.  Reclaiming our spiritual identity is at the heart of strong recovery. Spiritual Conception You and I existed as an idea in God’s mind.  Eventually, we came into existence,…

Strong Recovery

Sexual Recovery

Sexual Recovery Is celibacy in recovery good advice? In recovery we are working to accept and define our identity.  We are trying to be comfortable with who we are and what we do no matter what happens.  We are trying to live a full human experience.  Early recovery is a season of our lives where we…

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Career Recovery

Career Recovery Addiction derails, delays, and destroys careers.  Once sobriety begins we quickly seek to restore what was lost or fix what was damaged.  This sets up a trap where we scramble to make up for the loss, or we get stuck with woulda, coulda, shoulda.  The extent of damage to your career determines the…

Devout Recovery

Are You Religious in Recovery?

Are You Religious in Recovery? The question “Are you religious?” puts a lot of people off.  Those religious people are so judgmental, they have so many rules, they are so hypocritical.  Here’s why you need to reconsider being religious in recovery. One of the main methods for producing a strong recovery is to develop a…