Episode 131: Step 10 – We Continued

Picking up the series on the 12 steps of recovery, Amy discusses Step 10: We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it. When we reach step 10 in our journey, we have done A LOT of work!  So much work! And there can be a tendency to back down…

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Episode 129: Say No to the Drama! Part 3: Getting Out

In the conclusion of our series about the Karpman Drama Triangle we discuss how to GET OUT! There is preventative work we can do so we don’t get sucked in. And there are things we can once we get inside to create space and help us navigate out of the triangle. You can change and learn…

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Episode 103: A Few Degrees

I never thought as a child that I wanted to grow up to be a sex addict.  That wasn’t the course I was on.  Life knocked me a few degrees here and there along my journey.  Without course corrections, we end up a long way from our original destination.  A few degrees can make all…

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Episode 102: Celebrating Your Independence

During the month of July we celebrate Independence Day in the United States.  Amy shares her feelings on declaring her independence from addiction and how that has impacted her life.  Celebrating the day you declare independence is just as important as celebrating the day you won your independence, your sobriety date.  What victories can you…

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Episode 096: Step 9 – It Works When I Work It

Continuing the journey through the 12 steps, Amy concludes the discussion of Step 9 with this episode:  It Works When I Work It.  The SAA Green Book guides us through a 5 step process in how we actually go about making amends for the wrongs we have done.  In this episode, Amy discusses this process…

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Episode 091: Pushing Play

Music has been such a big part of my life. In our world we are surrounded by music. Are you using music intentionally in your recovery? In this episode I share the power music has had in my recovery and share several of the songs that have helped me stay sober. I’m excited to hear…

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Uncertainty

Uncertainty. Even writing this word brings up a sense of uneasiness for me. The definition of uncertainty according to Merriam-Webster is “indefinite, problematic, not reliable, not known beyond a doubt, not having certain knowledge, not clearly identified or defined.” This word has been on my mind a lot recently. It has been one of the…

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Episode 85: Acknowledging Reality

Recently, as I’ve tried to acknowledge my own reality, I’ve been surprised by the variety of responses I’ve received. Whether it’s friends, family, people in recovery, people out of recovery, as I’ve acknowledged the reality around me, I’ve been told to not think about it, ignore it, stop blaming, stop playing the victim. Society really…

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Episode 081: All In Distractors

Continuing our discussion on being ALL IN, I share with you my big three distrator behaviors! These are behaviors that prevent me (and probably you) from being ALL IN in our recovery journeys. These behaviors sneak into our lives, they aren’t always exactly apparent. They are hard to see and sometimes the behavior itself prevents…

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Episode 080: All In?

All In: Episode Notes In this episode I share with you a recent revelation I have had about my life. I’m holding back. I’m not ALL IN! Of course, this isn’t the case in all areas of my life – but it is in some significant places. This recent realization drove me to consider the…

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