My Badass Recovery Musings

My musings on all things addiction, shame, transformation, relapse, hope, and all the other wild-but-beautiful stuff that comes with a life centered around recovery.

Doing The Work

I’ve talked about making a deep, personal commitment to a new life with “The Deep Yes.” I’ve discussed the importance of following the decision we take with immediate...

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Recovery requires action

After your “Deep Yes” then the “What Next?” moment, it’s about ACTION.

 

Recovery is - and always will be - a verb. I used to think that once I made the decision...

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What next?

“What next?” is where good intentions come to die. 

“What next?” is where most of us who struggle with addiction get stuck. Addiction robs us of the power to do...

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"I drank yesterday and I hate myself for it"

sound familiar?

I remember swearing I was not going to drink. Then, drinking. 

The drinking part was bad, as it always was. Mostly, because once I understood I had a problem with drinking, I...

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What is the Difference Between a Program of Recovery, a Sponsor, and a Recovery Coach?

I often get questions about what I do and why someone would want a recovery coach when programs like AA are free. My job is to complement a program of recovery, adding a whole new layer on top of...

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