31 10, 2015

Being Sober is a Worthy Goal

October 31st, 2015|Meditation, Recovery Stories|0 Comments

This morning I wake and ask myself, what really keeps me sober. In fact, how have I stayed sober from my drug of choice for ten years? I realize it was having the worthy goal to be and to stay a sober person, living a sober life. I committed to this goal and remind myself of it every day. I know that what my mind can believe & conceive, it can achieve. I work towards this goal with all my actions throughout my day. I realize that I am the sum of my thoughts thus far and if I make my thoughts positive and productive, clear and precise, so will be my life. Best of all, I’ve recognized the secret to happiness is freedom and the secret to freedom is courage. So start today to set a worthy goal to have the courage to stay sober one day at a [...]

2 08, 2015

Recovery: The Gift of the Present

August 2nd, 2015|Early Sobriety, Meditation|0 Comments

Five tips for staying in the moment I founded Love & Recovery as a place to find beautiful gifts and inspiration for people in recovery. One of the greatest gifts any of us can give to ourselves and to others, is the gift of our full attention, our presence. Have you ever noticed that the more idle time you have, the more havoc your thoughts can create? I’m half tempted to throw in a little smiley face to say I’m kidding, but really…I’m not. Recently, I have had a lot of time on my hands. And, with that time comes a very active mind and imagination. Random thoughts of fear, catastrophe, grandeur and glory race through my head all day long … if and when I give them free reign. I trust that God always has a plan for us. And right now, I feel His plan for me is [...]

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