Episode 186: Engage Discipline

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What role does Discipline play in your recovery?  Do you need more discipline in order to get where you want to be? In this episode, Amy discusses the three types of discipline needed for recovery – Preventative, Supportive, and Corrective.  She offers tools and help for each type for your to implement in your personal…

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Episode 183: Holding Space

The longer I’ve been a coach and therapist, the more I realize recovery has a whole vocabulary all it’s own!  I use words people have never heard or analogies most have never heard of.  So many times people ask me to define certain ideas, concepts, or words and want to know how it might work.…

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Episode 182: Begin Again

Over and over, we begin again. I believe the practice of beginning again is one of the single most significant gifts you can give yourself.  This is the work of recovery.  After several months of no new episodes and a few years of false starts and on and off again engagement, I begin again.  Isn’t…

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Episode 181: Can’t vs. Won’t

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Do you feel stuck?  Sometimes, during my 10 year sobriety journey, I have felt very stuck and very upset about being stuck.  In this episode, I talk about how sometimes we keep ourselves stuck.  Not all the time, but sometimes we are our worst enemy in what we are willing to do for our own…

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Episode 179: Worth Reading – The Four Agreements

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Continuing our Worth Reading series, I share one of the books that was fundamental to my mindset work.  I was struggling with my people pleasing behaviors when my therapist recommended this book.  In this episode, I share the pieces of this book that had the most influence on me. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel…

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Episode 178: Dimensions of Courtship – Part 2

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In this second part, we continue our discussion about the 12 dimensions of courtship including intimacy, touching, foreplay, intercourse, commitment, and renewal.  These later stages of courtship are some of the hardest things we do in relationships.   These dimensions come from “Facing the Shadow” a workbook on sex addiction from Dr. Patrick Carnes.  

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Episode 177: Dimensions of Courtship, Part 1

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The goal of sex addiction recovery isn’t sobriety.  Sobriety is a tool we use.  But the actual goal of sex addiction recovery is that you have amazing relationships! Relationships that bring renewal and energy to your life!  Relationships that fill you and become an asset to you.  These types of relationships require an understanding of…

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Episode 176: Models of Addiction

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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…

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Episode 175: Worth Reading – ”Ready to Heal”

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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…

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