#12stepstorecovery

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Everything healthy your heart desires is possible. . With mentorship in a supportive environment, we discover your freedom and you THRIVE. . Love,  Amy
"Sorrow" I loved doing this piece although I now officially hate eyelashes 😂 about 11 hours went into this. Normally sketches only take me a couple hours or so but this bad boy had so much detail I wanted to incorporate that it took almost 3 days to complete. The last few pieces I've created have had an undertone of pain. I suppose it reflects on my stage in life and what I'm trying to accomplish with myself. With the help of my sponsor and the steps I will find my way home again xxx #drawing #sketch #art #pencil #sorrow #acoa #livelife #irish #sad #eye #eyesketch #12stepstorecovery #codependant #myinnerchild #recovering #somedaysaretough
Learning how to be #comfortable with the #uncomfortable is only possible if you get out of your #comfortzone #miracles do happen here. 🤗 We have to experience this and know that its going to be ok. #building a circle of #trusted advisors around us to help us #navigate those uncomfortable waters is vital to our #growth and #life 😎 #like4like #lifechange #grow #become #strong #recovery #soberjourney #soberactivities #sobersisters #sober #aa #12stepstorecovery #thearchesrecovery #recoveryisnotanaccident #awaken #aware #awakespiritual #spiritual #god #higherpower #higherself
This calorie counting stuff sucks. Then I see this along with some results. When I stopped drinking I was 227 lbs. I started doing kettle bell, but wasn’t sticking to working out everyday. When I joined the gym 01/16/19 I weight 208.8, as of this morning I was 194.8. I’m stoked I’m putting muscle back on & losing weight. The goal is 180 by my 41st birthday in May. I have a feeling I’m going to hit this goal early. Getting back in the gym has helped my sobriety/recovery immensely over the past month. Go to meetings, get a sponsor, work the steps and be better than you were yesterday #operationjrviswirey #recovery #fitness #gym #12steps #soberliving #12stepstorecovery #sobriety #HardWorkPayingOff #betterthanyesterday
#Repost @sobrietysistersrecovery (@get_repost ) ・・・ This has always been something that brings me a lot of stress. #lettinggo of the #expectations I’ve had for myself, #peoplepleasing , dreams of what would make me happy, has allowed space to be happy with what is and free to be myself with others. Seeing love less as something I need to acquire and hold, and more of something I give without #expectations of what comes back to me. I have found a new #freedom in #friendships that are based in #honesty devoid of #fear thank you #sobriety #soberlife #recovery #12stepstorecovery #12steprecovery #alcoholicsanonymous
A great episode of my podcast with Dr. Richie who I’m lucky enough to call a friend. You can find the link in the bio at @shouldnotsaythis also available on all the main platforms. #sobriety #12stepstorecovery #recovery #12steps #podcast #itunes #stitcher #castbox #googleplay #spotify
Off to go chair the noon meeting at 9th and MacKenzie in Bremerton 🔨. New song. Link is in my bio. #chyeah #concrete #linkinbio 👆
6am meeting.....now time to put out some knowledge for two homework assignments & take in some knowledge listening to Russell Brand on Joe Rogans podcast. #homework #AlwaysTheStudent #NewKnowledge #SometimesYouNeedToShutUp #TwoEarsAndOneMouthForaReason #soberliving #12stepstorecovery #recovery #Sober #JRE
If you think you have a problem with alcohol and especially if you drink when you don’t want to, ask for help. Ask one of us, your fellow recovering alcoholic . We’ve been there too. ❤️😅🙏🏼 ________________________________________________________ #sober #sobriety #12steps #soberasfuck #aa #na #soberissexy #sobermovement #alcoholicsanonymous #soberlife #narcoticsanonymous #cleanandsober #recovery #12stepstorecovery #addictionrecovery #addiction #memesapp #mematicapp #sobermemes #recoverymemes #soberasf #recoverycommunity #sobercommunity #soberlife #partysober #12steprecovery #trippingonthe12steps #sobernation #soberfun #soberlifestyle #cocaineanonymous
Let go of the past, live in the present and look forward to the future!
Is maybe now the time to make a change?
What's important to you about #recovery ? What would you want to tell someone struggling with #addiction ? Share you're favorite quotes, sayings, anything. We want to hear them! #soberliving #stayclean #stayingcleanandsober #alcoholfreelife #narcoticsanonymous #opioidcrisis #onedayatatime #12stepstorecovery #narcoticsanonymous #newbeginnings #recoveryispossible #recoveryquotes #soberlivinghouses #maryland
This has always been something that brings me a lot of stress. #lettinggo of the #expectations I’ve had for myself, #peoplepleasing , dreams of what would make me happy, has allowed space to be happy with what is and free to be myself with others. Seeing love less as something I need to acquire and hold, and more of something I give without #expectations of what comes back to me. I have found a new #freedom in #friendships that are based in #honesty devoid of #fear thank you #sobriety #soberlife #recovery #12stepstorecovery #12steprecovery #alcoholicsanonymous
After a 20 plus year pursuit of allopathic medicine which included studies at Ivy League school and thesis papers on benefits of yoga, after 10 years under the same Hatha teacher, after 4 years of Ashtanga study and practice which included the pilgrimage to India...(alone), after 3 year Gestalt training, after 3 years martial arts discipline and training, after an intro to Alexander technique course, not to mention over coming eating disorders and life threatening trauma....it is time. It is time for you to come practice with me. I will tailor instruction to meet your individual, multilayered needs. I know it works. I’ve experienced it. I’ve done the work and continue to do the work. Private and small group available. I can come to you or you to me. Whatever you are most comfortable with. DM me if your interested. Pass it on. It works, if you work it.#yogaeverydamnday #selflove #martialarts #gestalttherapy #12stepstorecovery
Part of #sobriety and my #recovery journey is who I surround myself with. People who are not using and have a #positive outlook on life. #blessingsofrecovery #12stepstorecovery #12steps #alcoholicsanonymous #sober #soberlife #soberliving #soberissexy #soberaf #lovingmylife
This weeks update: 196.4. 5 days a week in the gym. Changing my diet. 1950 calories is my intake most days, sometimes less. Maybe once a week I will go over, MAYBE. Obviously no booze & clean living. #12stepstorecovery #fitness #StillAlongWaysToGo #operationjrviswirey #GoalOf180 #recovery #sobriety #soberliving #progress
Perfect example how sobriety has helped me. I got a flat tire today once I was at my buddy @hellandback36 house. Instead of losing my shit & wanting to catch my chopper on fire, I solved the problem. We jacked up this fricken bike pulled the tire & wheel. For the record it’s fixed now. I only cussed a few times, one of them when I smashed my knuckle. I didn’t have a melt down & I didn’t yell at anyone and everyone. Thanks sobriety. #12stepstorecovery #LessMad #soberliving #alcoholicsanonymous #sobriety #ChopperProblemsAreLessSeriousWhenYouAreSober #choppersSuck #betterthanyesterday
Laatst zag ik de film ‘Beautiful Boy’ en dit prachtige gedicht aan het eind raakte me diep. Sowieso werd ik bijzonder geraakt door deze film, die gaat over een vader en zoon waarvan de zoon verslaafd is aan drugs. Het gaat over wanhoop, waanzin, destructief gedrag en over het feit dat de ziekte verslaving progressief en chronisch is. Dit meeslepende verhaal laat ook de machteloosheid van de naasten zien - hetgeen bij mij een knoop in mijn maag veroorzaakte. Tot slot toont de film dat bewust kiezen voor herstel vaak de enige uitweg is. Aanrader! . . #wedorecover #attitudeofgratitude #tribe #recoverywarrior #12stepstorecovery #alcoholicsanonymous #narcoticsanonymous #docoolshit #herstelheldin #youbeyou #wearetheluckiest #soberissexy #sobrietyrocks #lovemylife
124 days of sobriety! This statement couldn’t be more valid at this stage in my recovery. While drinking, I took the smallest obstacle and made it an enormous battle. I would never let things go. Everything turned into resentment. I was so full of anger, it made me an ugly person inside and out. For me, once I found A.A., and made the conscious decision to hand over my alcoholism to my higher power, I was freed of my alcoholic obsessions. I can’t easily let things go now. I can catch myself when my mind starts trying to turn a molehill into a mountain. I can pause. Breathe. And best of all FEEL compassion, empathy and forgiveness. I can get through anything because I lived through my addiction. I’m grateful to be sober today!!!! #soberliving #onedayatatime #12stepstorecovery #spiritualhealing #spiritualjourney #selflove #forgiveness #empathy #love
right before a mental breakdown #mentalbreakdown #depression #suicide side note, i'm better now! #12stepstorecovery #worksifyouworkit
31 days sober. It feels like it’s taken 30 years, but alas, here I am. It’s crazy how grateful I am to have a smile on my face when I go to sleep instead of dreading the withdrawals and come down and hours of tossing and turning, unable to shut my mind off. The #12stepstorecovery actually work. They have truly been a miracle in my life for the last month. #justfortoday ✌🏻❤️📊
Somehow I kept this beautiful lady around. Which honestly, I would have left me 1000 times over. (At least) My life is far from perfect, but at least I got some sobriety time going for me, Baby Bocephus & @heavenlydevill. #2painintheasspeopletogether #fiance #sobriety #recovery #12stepstorecovery #AA #alcoholicsanonymous #bigbook #12Steps #livinginrecovery
Pictures of events, people, places and things I can’t remember. I was there. The pictures prove it. It’s really difficult to explain blackouts. It’s unbelievable that you have conversations, meals, travel and laughter with people, and there’s just no recollection. It’s particularly difficult to understand if you’re a family member. Alcohol mixed with benzodiazepines and/or ambien (sleepers) in an alcoholic does two things. You lose all inhibitions, all filters. And then your brain “jams” and wipes out 🧻 the memories. Go figure. The most difficult things to make amends for. We just have to take your word that it happened, in the way you said it happened. And humbly ask for forgiveness. The best apology is changed behavior. #tbt I’m sober today, on my 25th wedding anniversary 7 years and 10 months. #12stepstorecovery #jft #odaat #cocaineanonymous #addictwhisperer #soberlife #chooselife
Alcoholism doesn’t care what color you are, how much money you have, how talented you are, how generous you are, what kind of willpower you have, who your family is, how you were raised, what your morals and ethics are..... It just plain and simple doesn’t care and it will kill you. _ Every year on the anniversary of my sister’s death that reality consumes me. _ When I ponder how easily it would be for me to relapse it makes me want to vomit. I won’t lie. It’s a heavy cross to bear. Knowing that one simple choice would whip everything out in an instant. You see the mind and life of an addict is truly insane. It possesses you yet you appear a normal human living in society. I know for a fact, if I picked up a drink right now, I’d risk my children’s lives tonight to chase the high. _ Those that know me would say “but you have no desire to drink.” “It’s been so long.” “You’d tell someone if you wanted to drink.” _ It’s not that easy. Why am I alive and sister isn’t? I wish I knew the answer but there isn’t one. So what do I do? I hold close to God, I go to meetings, I do the inside stuff, I work with others, I stay honest with myself and my sponsor.
Sommige mensen vinden meditatie zweverig, navelstaarderij of geitenwollensokken gezemel. Daar ben ik het niet mee eens. Als ik voor mezelf spreek: de dag starten én afsluiten met een meditatie-moment (een M&M-tje) helpt mij te onderzoeken hoe het in ‘mijn lijf’ is. Ik hou van de stilte die ermee gepaard gaat en ik kom ik in zo’n moment emoties tegen die aandacht behoeven of ik ontdek juist ruimte, omdat mijn hoofd vaak zo vol zit. En trouwens: meditatie gaat niet over iets presteren. Het gaat over waarnemen hoe het is. In het moment. Het gaat, zoals ik al zei, voor mij óók over uit mijn hoofd komen en in mijn lijf. Over loslaten. En geloof me, je hoeft niet 3 jaar in een klooster te zitten, een oranje gewaad aan te trekken en je kop kaal te scheren om een M&M te doen. Je hebt alleen een plek nodig waar je niet gestoord wordt en waar je een paar minuten stil kunt zitten. Meditatie (of gebed) is overigens ook een belangrijk onderdeel in herstel. Stap 11 van het Twaalf Stappen Programma gaat over het ontdekken van een spiritueel pad en daar is meditatie onderdeel van. Wil je het proberen en heb je een duwtje in de rug nodig? Dan is @headspace een hele fijne app. . . #attitudeofgratitude #wedorecover #tribe #youbeyou #12stepstorecovery #soberissexy #sobergirl #wearetheluckiest #alcoholicsanonymous #narcoticsanonymous #meditation #headspace #docoolshit #lovemylife #tribe #recoverywarrior #herstelheldin
Have you found someone in your life to love this valentines day? I have. IT'S ME. Often, we all make the mistake of looking for someone to be in a relationship with, without first forming a relationship with ourselves. We may go from lover to lover, unconsciously looking for what is missing within us. But that search outside of ourselves will never be fulfilled. The search must start at home. With the self. If we go looking for love in our emptiness, we will only find more emptiness. For what we manifest in the world is a powerful reflection of how we feel about ourselves. Our beliefs about what we are worth, what we deserve and our right to happiness, reflect the love we will bring into our lives. When these beliefs change, so will the love we surround ourselves in. #selflove #soulwisdom #12stepstorecovery #cleanandsober
I never thought I would be #happy again. How could I be happy without having a drink to celebrate or having something to take the edge off? My smile is back in full force. There is so much #beauty in the world that I have been missing for years. By numbing myself I was robbing myself of joy and the ability to be present. #giftsofsobriety #sober #soberlife #soberliving #cleanandserene #12stepstorecovery
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