self inquiry

Recovery and Service in the “Time of Covid”

Service is one of the basic tenets of sustainable recovery. We learn early on that we can’t keep what we have without giving it away. We do that by being a greeter, making coffee, setting up or putting away chairs, chairing, or sharing at a meeting. We also have group work like H&I representative, regional …

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Perceptions, Illusions and Triggers- How Yoga Helps

    I have been trying to unravel the relationships between perceptions, illusions (or delusions) and triggers, and what yoga offers me in terms of healing. PIT (perceptions, illusions, and triggers) grab me through my senses and misguide me via my gut. My gut informs my brain, again, and without a pause, without intervention, my thinking …

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Self Reliance and "Otheration" – What Is The Middle Ground?

Learning that I am lovable and worthy was a huge part of my ability to maintain my sobriety. The warring thoughts in my head, the ones that told me I didn’t deserve this beautiful life, my “success” in career and relationships threatened to undermine my recovery. It was critical that I redeem my self respect and …

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Using Yoga to Handle Fear – My Ocean Kayaking Experience Part Two

Fear and Kayaking- Part Two Sea Kayaking in Hawai’i: a day that gave me lessons about myself dressed in the mantle of panic. In the solution. I moved into my yoga practices. First- breathe. Then be sure you are rowing effectively, find your balance, engage your core, use all your muscles; not just the easy …

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