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140: Journaling (Sort Of)

140: Journaling (Sort Of)

2022-06-2601:01:51

We are talking all about journaling. Jenny joins us to help us understand the benefits of journaling. Have you always thought journaling was just like keeping a diary of how you felt each day? Well there's so much more to journaling. Artistic expression, keeping track of events, organization, lists, bullet points, etc. Journaling doesn't even have to be writing, it can be audio recordings. There's no wrong way to journal. Listen in to learn about the benefits of journaling, different ways you can journal, and share with us how journaling has helped you. Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  or find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or find us on our website at www.recoverysortof.com. Commitment episode Dark Side episode Death episode --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/support
This month we are talking about the spiritual principle of commitment. Jenny joins us to examine what commitment is, how it might be different than any other choice we make, and how to practice commitment. Commitment can seem like a lifelong decision, or an eternal choice, but maybe commitment is softer and more like choosing to do something for now that works. Listen in as we discuss commitment and share your thoughts on how commitment works in your life. Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  or find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or find us on our website at www.recoverysortof.com. Trust episode Spiritual Bypassing episode Nostalgia episode --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/support
What do you do when you find recovery, only to find out you have a chronic illness that will impact you the rest of your life? We have Drew join us to talk about Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and what it's like to try to adjust to a new life after adjusting to a life without drugs. How do you deal with finding out that your life will not be the 'normal' life that you came into recovery to get? What new levels of acceptance are needed to shift to a new way of life all over again? Listen in and find out about the struggles of chronic illness in recovery. Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  or find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or find us on our website at www.recoverysortof.com. ACEs episode Spiritual Bypassing episode --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/support
We are talking about problem gambling, disordered gambling, or gambling addiction, whichever feels right for you to call it. We invite Will on to teach us all about the life of a problem gambler. Will shares his story, talks about the work he does now as a peer assisting with the problem gambling community, how to recognize problem gambling, the seriousness of the obsession and compulsion to gamble, and what can be done once someone decides they want to change their relationship with gambling. Listen in to learn more about this destructive behavior and how you might be able to help. Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  or find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or find us on our website at www.recoverysortof.com. National Council on Problem Gambling website National Problem Gambling Hotline 1-800-522-4700 Gamanon episode SMART Recovery episode Celebrate Recovery episode --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/support
We are talking about spiritual bypassing and what it's like to explore our dark sides. We have on Dave and Jenny to help us explore what spiritual bypassing is, how it is used, and what the drawback to it is. In spiritual bypassing, we try to move into the solution, or some positive frame of being, too quickly. We go around the feelings of the current struggle instead of actual dealing with them. In order to deal with them, we have to look at our dark side, or shadow self. Listen in to learn about the process of being present with where you are. Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  or find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or find us on our website at www.recoverysortof.com. Meditation episode Death episode --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/support
We are talking about death. Like, your death. And our death. Death is a topic that we mostly avoid as a society. Even when we see it happening before our eyes, it's often the elephant in the room. Can we help normalize talking about death? We are all going to die. Can we get comfortable in that idea? Can becoming more comfortable with death help us live a more fully realized life? Can the impermanence of our journey help us to live it more fully? Listen in and share your thoughts about how death has helped you live your life. Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  or find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or find us on our website at www.recoverysortof.com. Grief episode --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/support
The spiritual principle of trust. We continue to examine a spiritual principle each month. We delve into what trust is, how to practice trust, ways that might be useful to create more trust in our lives, and if there is an unhealthy level of trust. Just like some other spiritual principles, it seems there is a balance of trust that feels like the appropriate and healthy amount. Too little trust is harmful to our lives, and yet too much trust could also be harmful. How do you practice trust in your life? Are there particular ways in which you feel you have cultivated trust? Listen in to learn more about trust and share your experiences with us. Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  or find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or find us on our website at www.recoverysortof.com. Judgment episode Polyvagal Theory episode Honesty episode Willingness episode Courage episode Grief episode --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/support
Continuing in with Billy's story, this is part 2, the recovery years. Billy shares about what it was like to get into recovery, the challenges of early recovery, some of the many events that have happened along the way, and the different pieces he has picked up along the way to help transform him into the person he is today. Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  or find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or find us on our website at www.recoverysortof.com. Billy's Story Part 1 episode Openmindedness episode Willingness episode Isolation episode Courage episode --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/support
Billy steps up to tell his story. This isn't a story told in the sense of a 12 step share, more of just a personal history. Billy recounts the events from his childhood and into his time of use of mind and mood altering substances. Listen in to learn more. Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  or find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or find us on our website at www.recoverysortof.com. Courage episode --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/support
We are talking about courage today. What is courage? How would we develop and strengthen courage? Is it a process of being braver? Or is courage what happens when we practice other spiritual principles? We define what courage is not, which is not having fear, courage is walking through fear. Is courage a good thing to have fully, or is there a balance of courage and fear that is more useful? Listen in and share your ideas about courage to help us understand the concept. Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  or find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or find us on our website at www.recoverysortof.com. Harm Reduction episode Safe Use Sites episode Honesty episode Polyvagal Theory episode --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/support
We are talking about isolation. You might have heard the saying that "An addict alone is in bad company." Or maybe "You're never really alone because your higher power is always there with you?" Or how about "A person with no sponsor has a fool for a sponsor." It's often said that isolation leads to relapse. If the understanding that the disease of addiction, or substance use, tends to stem from a lack of connection, this could very well be true. We dig into isolation and examine if there are times when it's okay to isolate, if there is a difference between isolation and solitude, and the feeling of being lonely. Listen in and share your thoughts with us about isolation. Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  or find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or find us on our website at www.recoverysortof.com. Willingness episode --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/support
In the world of scientific data, new understandings of the internal mechanisms that create substance abuse, and harm reduction, have we lost the voice of abstinence? We have on Alexis and Giuseppe from the New West area of Vancouver to talk about how they feel that the abstinence option of drug treatment and recovery is being lost. Treatment for addiction is often funded based on evidenced based practices, which anonymous programs do not meet the criteria for. We explore why all the funding seems to go towards medicated assisted treatment and there is no funding for the abstinent individual. And when it comes time to have a conversation about how to help people, the abstinence voice is missing from the table. Listen in and share your opinions with us about what needs to be done. Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  or find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or find us on our website at www.recoverysortof.com. Harm Reduction episode Recovery Kidz Last Door Recovery Better App --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/support
What is harm reduction? Why would we want to offer harm reduction to people? Does harm reduction already exist in other areas of life? Does harm reduction limit people's desire to find recovery? Is harm reduction killing people? We talk with Jerah about harm reduction and how it looks in action in a small, rural community. Listen in and tell us why you agree or disagree with harm reduction methods. Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  or find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or find us on our website at www.recoverysortof.com. David Poses episode Voices of Hope harm reduction --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/support
What is willingness? The ability to be willing? Being willing? The readiness to do something? How do we actually practice willingness? Is there a tactic to be more willing? Can we possible make ourselves more willing that we are? Is the answer to just keep doing the wrong thing until we are ready to do the right one? Is willingness gained from taking a beating? Is willingness openmindedness in action? We talk all about whether we even believe in willingness and our ideas around this spiritual principle. Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  or find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or find us on our website at www.recoverysortof.com. Judging episode --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/support
We explore the world of judging. We hear early on not to judge others, or take other's inventory, but then we are told to stick with the winners? Well, how do we judge the winners? Judging is a slippery slope. On one hand, every thing we do is a judgment. We judge if we want to get out of bed in the morning. On the other hand, judging can leave us feeling pretty bad about ourselves and others. Do we judge ourselves by the same measuring stick we judge others? Is it even possible to not judge? Can judging help us? Is there a useful way to approach judging? We talk about all these concepts, and ways to cope or help with our judging habit. Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  or find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or find us on our website at www.recoverysortof.com. Openmindedness episode Perfectionism episode Safe Use Sites episode --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/support
We welcome Idalia, the public outreach coordinator for Al-Anon in the Maryland and DC area, to help us explore the world of Al-Anon. We talk about what Al-Anon is, who might find it useful, what types of struggles Al-Anon helps people address, what you might find when you go to an Al-Anon meeting, and who might not find benefit from Al-Anon. Idalia shares parts of her story, what Al-Anon has helped her with, and some of the specifics of how the Al-Anon program works. Listen in to learn more about Al-Anon, if it might be beneficial for you, and where to start. Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  or find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or find us on our website at www.recoverysortof.com. Al-Anon Newcomers Packet Maryland and DC Al-Anon --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/support
We explore the world of being in recovery from substance abuse and also having bipolar disorder. Erin joins us to help describe the world of bipolar. What's the overlap like? Are parts of recovery from one struggle also relevant to helping recover from the other? Are there any practices that we generally suggest to people in recovery that might not be the best for individuals that deal with bipolar? We start out explaining the diagnostic criteria of bipolar disorder, move into what it might feel like, look at some of the risk factors, address some of the triggers, and finally talk about some of the best coping strategies. Listen in and learn about bipolar disorder, to either help yourself in your recovery or maybe better understand someone close to you. Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  or find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or find us on our website at www.recoverysortof.com. Honesty episode --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/support
We talk about the safe use sites, also known as safe consumption sites, also known as harm reduction sites, also known as legal injection sites. We explore the 2 locations that have recently opened up in New York City, what they do, how they work, and if it seems to be helping. There has been much criticism of the idea of having safe use sites, even within the recovery community. The idea of safe consumption sites is to meet people where they are. If they aren't ready to get in recovery, let's keep them alive. And also decrease the shame associated with drug use, in order to guide them toward recovery. We talk the facts and a bunch of opinions about the safe injection sites. Listen in and learn. Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  or find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or find us on our website at www.recoverysortof.com. Drug Court episode David Poses episode Nostalgia episode --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/support
On this episode, we explore the world of family members who are affected by problem gambling. We are joined by Christine, who shares her story of how problem gambling in her family led to her introduction to Gam-Anon. We talk about what the program of Gam-Anon has to offer, how it addresses the struggles of the "Anon" member of the family system, and how to start the journey of getting help. Gam-Anon is a 12 Step self-help fellowship of men and women who have been affected by the gambling problem of another. We ask what constitutes problem gambling, how a family member might know that it is a problem in their lives, if codependency is a factor, and more. Listen in as we explore Gam-Anon. Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  or find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or find us on our website at www.recoverysortof.com. Gam-Anon website Gam-Anon family questionnaire --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/support
Continuing our dive into spiritual principles, we focus this month on openmindedness. We explore the world of having an open mind. Are you openminded? How many people think they are closeminded? I bet very few people think they have a closed mind, and yet, we encounter so many people that are not open to new ideas outside of what they already think. Science has shown that the brain seeks out information that verifies what it already believes, and discredits information that is contrary to our beliefs. So how do we measure our openmindedness? Are there practices to increase our open mind? Jenny joins us and we take a couple quizzes to explore our own openminded ability. Listen in as we talk about the world of being openminded, and take the quizzes with us to see if your mind is as open as you think it is. Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  or find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or find us on our website at www.recoverysortof.com. Wise Speech episode Simplicity episode Other Openmindedness episode --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/support
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Bill Tuerke

I really enjoy the conversations about recovery and addiction. Practical application of spiritual principals is essential to a good life.

Dec 15th
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