So...we made magic tonight. Surrounded by 18 individuals who absolutely inspire us to show up for ourselves and eachother. The work we do between the worlds changes all the worlds. #recoveryritual #wearesacred #wedorecover
Euphoric recall & cost/benefit analysis:
I stopped loving you when I realized you stopped loving me back... just like a bad relationship, there is a reason we stay in an unhealthy partnership-because they are usually not ALL bad. Like missing an ex and remembering only the good times, we can do this remembering our drugs of choice in sobriety-this is called euphoric recall-remembering what I like to call the “purple dragon” that I chased for so many years, that perfect level of high and euphoria to make the pain go away.
To deal with this idea of euphoric recall I’ve been trying a trick where each time I think of that nice “high”, I immediately remember the other 99% of the highs which fell short of that purple dragon, and compare it to everything I’ve lost in addiction. I keep that list of what I’ve lost on hand for times when I get a craving!! I found a great tool to create this list through the #smartrecovery
website; it’s called Cost Benefit Analysis and I highly recommend it. Just as it’s important to remember why you broke up with an abusive ex (the relationship was broken, it was toxic, and the costs were too great), remembering why we broke up with alcohol and drugs is just as important. This way when we think of the memories we “love”, we can be reminded of those we hate, and what brought us to recovery in the first place.
#recovery #euphoricrecall #recoveryquotes #sobriety #SMARTrecovery #thesoberlife #unconventionalrecovery
You want to underestimate me - i’m good with that.
You want to think that I can’t overcome - I’m good with that too.
You want to think I’m weak and you still have power over me - Doesn’t bother me a bit.
You want to believe I can’t commit to my dreams or myself - Not my business.
Because what you don’t know is how powerful and strong I really am.
And I will prove to myself that the lies you told me about myself are false.
That Fire - yea, It’s Back... and in a big fucking way.
Happy Friday Goddesses! ✌🏻
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S E R E N I T Y:
*fussy baby & restless kiddos
*agitation & irritation
*Quieting of the mind
*Letting go of relentless pressures
*Reconnecting with self
B A L A N C E:
*feelings of stress *travel anxiety & jet lag
*fear, grief & trauma
*anger & frustration
*Finding inner strength *Staying present *Tranquility
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Balance is one of the five pillars of the Soberful program. It’s a vital key to sustainable sobriety. To have the very best life in recovery, which you really do deserve, emotional balance is absolutely essential.
Too much time feeling superior/entitled or inferior/unworthy is very isolating and destabilizing. Unchecked, these states of mind will always lead to cravings to change the way you feel – whether that’s with alcohol or sugar, sex or drugs, overworking or spending or obsessional love.
When we put down the bottle, our emotional growth restarts from the point when we first started drinking to excess. So it’s fairly common in early sobriety to seesaw between feeling ‘more than’ and ‘less than’ others, as we learn healthier ways of relating to the world around us.
What’s the secret to feeling equal to others? Most importantly, it’s our commitment to doing the ongoing work in recovery. We become more and more comfortable with making mistakes along the way – and as we do, suddenly everyone else’s mistakes seem much more permissible too!
#balancedlife #getsober #staysober #emotionalintelligence #eq #soberful #soberfullife #quitdrinking #alcoholfree #alcoholfreelife #alcoholrecovery #thesoberlife #sobermind #soberminded #wearesober #sobercommunity #livingsober #soberaf #freeyourmind #recoveryisworthit #sobrietyrocks
So fucking blessed 🙏🏻👑💞
We know that when anyone stops drinking alcohol, for any reason it's a radical act of self-care and self-love.
Then when they are open about it and it inspires others the ripple effects can be tremendous. This is just one such example of how much change can come from one person's choice to share their experience.
Hugely inspiring story in @bonappetitmag.
Next time we're in Montreal we're heading straight to Joe Beef restaurant and giving David a huge hug. 💙
Celebrating some positive changes in my life with alittle happy hour down at Birch's. Tonight off and tomorrow.
Remember to step into the difficult situations you encounter this week. In the past I would have turned to a bottle and pushed on through. Letting people dictate more of my life than was healthy. Today I walked away from a work situation that was no longer conducive to the life I've chosen to live. Expecting a cocktail of feelings. Especially anxiety and fear I still stepped in, and found only confidence in myself and an immense amount of relief being free from the stress of it all.
I'm not one to air the negative and despite our differences I wish the best for the crew I am leaving behind. The truth is they are an amazing group and the nicollet store will carry on. Northest burned their bridges with me through this journey into sobriety and as I know they are struggling to stay afloat, despite their confidences. I'll be praying they find their true identity as the beautiful location in northeast they occupy. Best of wishes to the kitchen crew there and all the great people that make it a unique experience for each and every guest. Of my ex I can't say the same but I will continue to work on that as a living amends for the struggles we share.
Love, peace, & bacon grease. As always stay beautiful. You are worth it! You are all amazing humans because you are yourselves and I love you for it.
#soberlife #sober #recovery #youareworthit
❤️ #soberchef #soberliferocks #thesoberlife #soberissexy #soberaf #livinglife #lovinglife #sunlightinmylife #gogetit #bethelight #positivevibes #youareaunicorn #love #loveyourself #lovingthesoberlife
IM A WHOLE HAND SOBER!!! 🎉🎉 5 months and one whole hand! Can you FEEL my excitement?! That’s 153 days. Bad days. Good days. And all those in between... ALCOHOL FREE. And I’m damn proud of it. It’s not rainbows and sunshine every single day of sobriety. Some days are HARD. But I continue to choose sobriety and it continues to teach me things I wouldn’t have learned otherwise. Sobriety has given me the gift of presence. I’m fully present in moments both mentally and emotionally. And I think that’s such a GIFT to my children. 💗💗
and I basically live for days I can brag about my dog. This little lady is 4 years old and she has done so much in her little life! She is a rescue mosaic from Burns Lake. When I applied to adopt her the agency had had over 300 applications within an hour. The reason they picked me? (Other than me being an AWESOME fur mom) we worked at an #addictiontreatment
centre. The rescue agency was so thrilled she was going to help people heal on the path of recovery every day. I have to say my opinion may be a little bias but she really is the best at what she does. She has an innate ability to sense what people need. Some she will just jump right up on their lap without hesitation and fall asleep. Others she will sit on the tips of their toes as if to ground them. Others she will just sit next to with that look of “I got you”. She was two months old when I adopted her and she’s been helping people in recovery ever since. Her last name was given to her by a former client - Josie Manyhairs makes a significant impact on people in recovery. ❤️❤️❤️Do you have a Josie story to share? Comment or send us a message so we can pass it along to her❤️❤️❤️Lisa, Proud mum of Josie Manyhairs. #dogsofinsta #ilovemydog #wearesacred #therapydogsofinstagram
Yesterday my little brother celebrated 1 year of sobriety. I’m hoping he’s alright with me sharing this with you all... but I’ve recently found a lot of inspiration and guidance in sober accounts here on the gram. It’s amazing to watch him practice so much discipline, self control, patience and love throughout this massive lifestyle shift.. at such a young age. The thing about my brothers story is none of us knew. We were totally in the dark when his struggles finally came into the light. I pray for him and the rest of my family every night and know it’s a true blessing to continue to wake up to them. Never take life for granted and always, always speak up if you think someone needs help. You’ll never regret it ♥️ proud of you bro you make me better. Xoxo, big sis
You ever get asked if you're ok and you say "I'm fine"... because easier than explaining yourself or in my case, not really sure why I feel down sometimes.
Instead of frustrating the shit out of someone I'll say I'm just tired. 😊🤷♀️🤦♀️ We have to stop avoiding our feelings and talk about them. This goes hand in hand with addiction as well as mental illness. When something is triggering you PLEASE talk to someone. Family, friends, sponsor, the sober community, the are so many avenues. When we hold it in, it only festers and becomes unbearable.
We are all guilty of trying to handle our shit ourselves, the truth is...we can't. We need to feel that we aren't crazy for feeling out of control. We aren't, we are just wired differently, and IT'S OK. But...we need help when we are triggered, so reach out, be humble, let's help each other. 🖤🦋🖤
Even if you had a bad day, or moment, if you are still sober... You conquered today.
Love you guys. Peace and strength to everyone.
#perceptionisreality #girlswithink #imfine #mentalillness #soberissexy #girlswithtattoos #semicolon #inked #unfuckyourself #recovery #soberliving #soberaf #halfsleevetattoo #countrygirls #love #fuckheroin #fuckaddiction #fuckdrugs #sober #soberlife #sobriety #soberliving #soberquotes #compassion #encouragement #empath #moon #soberissexy #shamelesssobriety #thesoberlife
Sometimes I feel conflicted about posting pics of my body publicly. I've never felt unhealthy even at the most unhealthy times in my life. But today I can say I'm proud to share a healthy happy me with the world. Even in the short time since I've started this journey into a sober life I've noticed big changes in my confidence, my attitude towards myself, as well as the challenges i have and will face.
We are talking about vulnerability and intimacy this week. Start with yourself allow yourself to feel vulnerable, take those chances, and most importantly step into the feelings, the situations, and the trials that you are faced with. Fear tells us to run. Fear, self doubt, and shame can lead us back to our vices. Guide us away from the light.
I've had conflicts and struggles this week. Taking my anger management class was hard. Sitting down with my boss and truely voicing my needs and concerns was as well. But in the end compromising on issues that lead to my last fall from sobriety are not something I am willing to do again. Alot of people in my life struggle with a new assertive and honest me.
A good friend of mine says me that we all stand inside a hula hoop. Somethings we allow inside, and the rest of the world stands outside. Take time for self inventory and make those lines clear with yourself today. "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the difference." And never forget I am here walking this path with you. You never have to do it alone. Feel free to message me anytime. Within recovery and stewardship we find strength, unity, and self knowledge.
Stay beautiful everyone and remember you are incredible because you are, Yourselves and I love you for it.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes.
#soberlife #sober #recovery #youareworthit
❤️ #soberchef #soberliferocks #thesoberlife #soberissexy #soberaf #livinglife #lovinglife #sunlightinmylife #gogetit #bethelight #positivevibes #youareaunicorn #love
Recovery isn't a race. You don't have to feel guilty if it takes you longer than you thought it would. 🖤🦋🖤
Reposted quote from: @team_sober_
You have to remember, different people did different drugs, had different reasons for numbing the pain, did them for different spaces of time, find different methods to stay sober. There are so many factors that go into recovery and it's insane to think it's going to be the same journey for everyone. 💙Be gentle with yourself, do what works for you. We are all here for you no matter what level you are on. If the struggle gets harder all of a sudden, don't freak out, you just leveled up. 👊💥
I got you, we got you, and most of all... YOU got you. ~Fall down 7 times, stand back up 8 baby.
If you wake up, you try again. 💪😎
Mondayest Tuesday ever y'all! 😂
~Reach out anytime❣
#perceptionisreality #girlswithink #trustintheprocess #differentlevels #soberissexy #girlswithtattoos #differentdevils #inked #unfuckyourself #recovery #soberliving #soberaf #halfsleevetattoo #countrygirls #love #fuckheroin #fuckaddiction #fuckdrugs #sober #soberlife #sobriety #soberliving #soberquotes #compassion #encouragement #empath #moon #soberissexy #shamelesssobriety #thesoberlife
Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.
Great meeting and some killer food tonight. #bensfriends
at Lynhall in Uptown. Only with an amazing group like this can you find a topic like sex focused so keenly on a desire for true intimacy in all our relatioships. Not just with our partners and future partners but our closest friends and family, our sponsors, and our family in sobriety. Our discussion points on intimacy and vulnerability are one of so many reasons to join us at 630pm Monday nights. All that is required is a desire to seek sobriety and recovery within the service industry.
#soberlife #sober #recovery #youareworthit
❤️ #getloosid #soberchef #soberliferocks #thesoberlife #soberissexy #soberaf #livinglife #lovinglife #sunlightinmylife #gogetit #bethelight #positivevibes #youareaunicorn #spreadlove #lynhall #uptown
Should've stayed, were there signs, I ignored?
Can I help you, not to hurt, anymore?
We saw brilliance, when the world, was asleep
There are things that we can have, but can't keep
If they say
Who cares if one more light goes out?
In a sky of a million stars
It flickers, flickers
Who cares when someone's time runs out?
If a moment is all we are
We're quicker, quicker
Who cares if one more light goes out?
Well I do
The reminders pull the floor from your feet
In the kitchen, one more chair than you need oh
And you're angry, and you should be, it's not fair
Just 'cause you can't see it, doesn't mean it, isn't there
Reposted pic from: @sobermotive
If you're struggling please reach out. You aren't alone. The are many and no one can do it alone. Love, peace, and strength to everyone.
#perceptionisreality #girlswithink #linkinpark #onemorelight #soberissexy #girlswithtattoos #stopthestigma #inked #unfuckyourself #recovery #soberliving #soberaf #halfsleevetattoo #chesterbennington #love #fuckheroin #fuckaddiction #fuckdrugs #sober #soberlife #sobriety #soberliving #soberquotes #compassion #encouragement #empath #moon #soberissexy #shamelesssobriety #thesoberlife
We're behind the scenes planning tons of Booze-Free fun for YOU and YOU and YOU! We can't wait to tell you ALL about it very soon. Stay tuned! (and yes, we like to rhyme) It's all coming in good time... haha! See what we did there. 😊
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt
Keep on doing you today everyone. Remember I love you all for being just that. Amazing humans doing human things. Dont forget to love yourselves today as always, and rate yourself 10 out of 10. No one else can be you, and you are the best you that you can be each and every day.
#soberlife #sober #recovery #youareworthit
❤️ #getloosid #soberchef #soberliferocks #thesoberlife #soberissexy #soberaf #livinglife #lovinglife #sunlightinmylife #gogetit #bethelight #positivevibes #youareaunicorn #spreadlove
💞 Sunday out with my pal 💞
I haven't had a drink since the 2nd of Dec & I'm not missing it one bit! I have never been a big drinker anyway but not even having one or two when I go out doesn't half make me feel better. It used to make me feel sick, have really bad indigestion (like an old woman) and make me generally really uncomfortable, so knocking it on the head has been really easy & really beneficial for me 💃😃