Gratitude in Sobriety

Gratitude in Sobriety

The idea that gratitude is not just a sentiment but a spiritual principle is central to New Thought teachings (and many other faith traditions as well). While we are in no way claiming that gratitude plays a lesser role in 12-step philosophy, emphasis on it is perhaps not quite as obvious.

With that in mind, we are please to bring you a wonderful article from SpiritualRiver.com on the importance of gratitude. Happy Thanksgiving!

Meeting God Personally

Meeting God Personally

Spirituality in addiction recovery can be a stumbling block for many. As there are myriad ways of “getting at” the spirituality of all things, it can be challenging especially when people have a passionate, particular religious bias or entirely repulsed by religion, period. Not so coincidentally, both of these perspectives and everything in between show up in addiction treatment regularly.

Asking for Help

Asking for Help

The question I am most often asked on here is this: how did you do it? How did you get sober? It seems like such a simple question, but the answer is complex. For some people struggling for years with addiction, I’m sure loved ones and significant others are always asking the question, “why now?” in terms of getting sober. 

Darkness and Light

Darkness and Light

I had no idea that by experimenting with wine coolers at thirteen, I would completely alter the course of my life. By the blossoming age of twenty-one, I was barely alive from years of use and abuse . . .

After years of dealing with circumstantial traumas such as eating disorders, death, abuse, cancer, prison, and using my body to get what I want, I was ready to give up.

Meditation and Sobriety

Meditation and Sobriety

This week we bring you a wonderful article by Holly Glenn Whitaker from her blog, “Hip Sobriety.” 

Holly writes: “The foundation to my success in sobriety and living a purpose-full, happy, healthy life is this: Meditation. That’s it. It’s the core, the beginning, the little seedling from which all things grew. Take it away and the rest crumbles.”