As seen in my last post, I am trying to incorporate meditation back into my routine. I am happy to report I am making progress. I have been using a free app, and I am on a streak of completing one or more three minute sessions a day meditating. This is definitely a start, and… Continue reading Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop? Don’t Stop!
My entire life I always loved new beginnings. I always looked forward to new school years or starting new jobs. I always felt like I had the opportunity to reinvent myself. I was always looking to reinvent myself because deep down I really just hated who I was. Every single new beginning I would start… Continue reading New Beginnings
I am finding that when I work it, it works me. I am focusing on the 11th step (Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge for His will for us and the power to carry that out) right now, and I am… Continue reading I find you…
Nothing like a little Mother Nature to remind me how powerless I am. In our neck of the woods we had quite the storm this afternoon. It was short and quick, but it was truly powerful. I got home from work only to find my power had gone out and my doggie in a full… Continue reading Nothing like a little natural disaster…
I blankly stared at this slogan many times hanging on the walls in meeting places over the years: First Things First. I had really never taken the time to even give it a thought until recently. I feel like the simple answer is that it is telling me to keep my sobriety and my program… Continue reading First Things First
It was explained to me once to think of myself as a cup (hang on here). That I am a cup that is filled with water. Water can go out of the cup as well as into the cup. Everyday stressors such as work, relationships, chores…(fill in the blank here) drains the water out of… Continue reading How do you refill your cup?
This morning I woke up feeling a bit lost. I had that icky, not so nice, don’t really quite know whats wrong with me feeling. I could tell something was off, could it be Sunday anxiety? I did a little body check, feeling around, and yep physically all in one piece. Maybe I just woke… Continue reading Case of RIDs
I like to think that instead of being born an alcoholic or addict, I was born a seeker. This makes much more sense to me in the grander scheme of things. Let me explain: In my younger drinking days I (obviously) sought alcohol. I sought until I could seek no more. I self destructed through… Continue reading Seeking
How do you be of service? Service can come in many different forms. I was reminded today that one of my first forms of service was simply to put chairs away. You see, I was too scared to talk to people, had no clue how to operate a coffee machine, and didn’t know the difference… Continue reading Being of Service
Today, I was reminded about the power of slogans. When I first stopped drinking, these were a GO-TO for me and my program. They did and still do get me through really tough moments when I wanted to drink or didn’t know what to do. They are catchy, easy to remember, and help me practice… Continue reading SLOGANS!