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16 hours ago

Today is 2 months shy of my 3 years of sobriety. I never went to AA in the beginning. People say on day 1-go to a meeting. Day 2-go to a meeting. I didn’t make the honest choice to stay sober by myself. I was sick of being sick. I remember taking my last drink on 11/16/2016. I don’t remember thinking this is goodbye forever. I just thought it was goodbye until I could feel better again. . . But then I went into the hospital and day 1- was needles/bloodwork/xrays/ct scans. And then day 2- I think I was delusional🤷🏼‍♀️ I don’t remember much of it, the days were a blur. I never thought about alcohol or even craved it because I was so sick with my multiorgan failure. . . Week 1 and I was home finally! Time to go to that meeting. But I was leaning on my husband to walk and getting weaker by the day, I told my husband “when I’m stronger, I’ll go!” A day later back in the hospital with paralysis of my left side. . . 2 months after a lengthy hospitalization, I was finally home, for good! But I was learning to walk all over again, learning how to live life without falling on my face. And again, I said I was too weak, depressed, no energy to go to a meeting. . . I finally went to a meeting at 6 months sober. I didn’t feel connected to them, for the past 6 months I relied on my strength and my family/friends to stay sober. I tried it again 2.4 years later and this time I felt even more distant. . . And then I go to a recovering moms group close to my three years and wouldn’t you know... I connected. No one has the same story as me, some people have different addictions, some people dealt with different pain. But we all have the same thing in common: to be better then we were yesterday and be better moms and better people. . . This isn’t to push anyone away from AA, because I do believe it is right for some people. But for others, my message is don’t be discouraged because you don’t feel the same way even when everyone expects you to. No addiction is the same, no treatment is the same, no recovery story is the same. . . Do what feels best for you. As long as you are not hurting yourself or anyone else and you remain sober: more in comments⤵️

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Sep 17, 2019 - Relationship matters are high on your mind today, Scorpio, as the Taurus Moon in your seventh house of partnerships amplifies who you really care about the most. A partner from the past could also send some news your way today. The Sun is still in Virgo for a few more days, and is working in your eleventh house of groups has you seeing a big change on the social scene. . . There could be a power play here too, but you feel good overall. Things feel normal again, and you like that a lot. You may see some secrets or information come out, or may just see a big change, for the better in some area today. This may well happen in the area of love, with a Taurus Moon in your seventh house of partnerships today. No matter how busy the day seems, you are feeling the love. . . News or communication arrives today that could change everything, but the Sun is shining down on you with this news. You are so ready to move onward and upward on so many levels, and today the Universe is beginning to lay that groundwork for you. . . What is most on your mind today, Scorpio? . . Follow me @devin_frizado for more🔮 ——— #scorpios #scorpio #scorpiogang #scorpiolife #teamscorpio #scorpionation #scorpioseason #scorpiosquad #scorpiofacts #scorpiopower #scorpiowoman #scorpiosrule #scorpioman #scorpiomen #scorpioproblems #zodiacsigns #scorpiowomen #scorpioworld #scorpiohoroscope #zodiacsociety #zodiacs #zodiacfacts #zodiaclife #facts #zodiacsignsworld #zodiacastrology #knowthezodiac #zodiacsignsbelike #zodiacal #soberminded

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An overview of my personal experience as a Love Addict vs my recovery... . Neglecting vs nurturing myself: During co-addicted relationships I didn’t take care of myself; I was so focused on the relationship that I had no energy or time left for me. Plus, I looked to my partner for the nurturing I was missing, not realizing I’m the only one who can provide THAT type of care for myself. Today I know that if I don’t take care of ME then everything else falls apart. . Self-criticism vs compassion: I recently read through 20 years of journals that chronicle my love-addicted history and discovered a debilitating pattern of self-criticism. So much shaming and abusing myself because I couldn’t seem to ‘get better’. I had no idea that the self-criticism was actually keeping me stuck because it shrinks the part of my brain needed to make the changes I desperately desired. Now, after lots of practice, my more natural response to myself is one of compassion (again: LOTS of practice - but it works ). . Poor vs Healthy Boundaries: I’ve said before they’re like the scaffolding that holds it all together, but boundaries are much more: knowing MY stuff vs someone else’s - what I can control and what I can’t... In my LA I tried to force relationships to work by manipulating, conforming and scheming vs accepting reality and focusing on what I CAN control. Boundaries also require practice but eventually we can integrate them into how we operate in the world. . I was externally vs internally focused: My priorities were based upon things outside of myself; what did everyone else need and want and what did they need and want from me? what could I do to make them happy so that THEN they’ll be happy with me? External focus makes us wobbly and leads to dysfunction. Living internally means I’m focused on my own stuff such as my values, beliefs, behavior, needs, worthiness vs looking to others to define or provide those things. Living internally means being CENTERED. #recovery #selflove #selfworth #sober #soberlife #therapy #therapist #authenticity #trueself #blog #loveaddiction #healing #loveaddictionrecovery #loveaddictionawareness #journalsofaloveaddict #healthyboundaries #relationships

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Trying to count my blessings. Especially when feeling sour. #attitudeofgrattitude #livingsober #soberminded #musingsofaretiredbinger

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“Nothing changes if nothing changes.” Sometimes, this one stings a little. This saying often comes to me when I know deep in my bones something has to change, and that something is likely to make me feel uncomfortable. On the flip side, this saying empowers me and reminds me of my ability to choose. It’s my reminder: I am never stuck. Once I have identified the area that needs to change, I can begin wiggling my way out of my complacent, comfortable mindset and into a space that better supports my long-term vision (my dream ). I do this by accepting and honoring where I am at present and by defining ONE small action step I can take to help change the direction of my sails. The next time you find yourself feeling stuck and in the thick of it, try this little mantra and pair it with grace. Be gentle with yourself. We are all in process. And if you need a cheerleader, you know where to find me. I’ll tell you how awesome you are and remind you... YOU can do hard things!!! - - - #mantramonday #mondaymotivation #holistichealer #takeheart #ownyourstory #trusttheprocess #progressnotperfection #selflovequote #selfcarememes #healthylifestyle #cleanliving #sobermind #soberminded #recoverymemes #successmindset101 #bethechange #notstuck #folsomcommunity

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2 days ago

1,000 hours and onward! 🎉 I have no intention of just stopping now... so I guess 2,000 hours, or 1,000 days, or... who knows! • #soberminded #1000hoursdry #1000hoursdrychallenge

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4 days ago

"Forget all the reasons why it won’t work. And believe the one reason why it will." -Unknown #believe #recoveryispossible #lovewithoutmartinis #soberminded #recoveryisworthit

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4 days ago

Sep 13, 2019 - The Pisces Moon is in your fifth house of pleasures and entertainment, Scorpio, so you are feeling like relaxing for a little bit today. This energy could have you feeling a little lazier than usual, and if you need a day off, today is a good day for that if you can swing it. You may be thinking of romance today, and if you do, don't obsess about it. . . Follow love today in a way that is fun and carefree. Those little steps today could turn something small into something big as you get excited about tomorrow's Full Moon in a fellow Water. . . Don’t feed the insecurity machine today, or that light and joy is going to glide right past you and your insecurities are going to manifest into reality. Pull yourself out of the dumps today if you need to by spreading some love around. And if you can't swing that today, a little time of reflection or you time may be just what you need to find fun today. If you can swing the day off, then take it, or even just some time off just for you will help you to feel the love today. . . Follow me @devin_frizado for more🔮 ——— #scorpios #scorpio #scorpiogang #scorpiolife #teamscorpio #scorpionation #scorpioseason #scorpiosquad #scorpiofacts #scorpiopower #scorpiowoman #scorpiosrule #scorpioman #scorpiomen #scorpioproblems #zodiacsigns #scorpiowomen #scorpioworld #scorpiohoroscope #zodiacsociety #zodiacs #zodiacfacts #zodiaclife #facts #zodiacsignsworld #zodiacastrology #knowthezodiac #zodiacsignsbelike #zodiacal #soberminded

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5 days ago

As children, Love Addicts don’t receive consistent Unconditional Positive Regard; but, since we ARE children and we’re egocentric (as we should be as children ) we don’t understand WHY a caregiver isn’t nurturing; so we figure ‘It must be me, I must not be good enough or I did something wrong’ and in order to (hopefully ) get the love we need to survive we DO something that will (hopefully ) earn it. We learn at an early age that we can’t just BE and receive love, we must DO. . I call this type of doing something ‘tap dancing’, as in entertaining and performing; the belief is ‘if only I’m well behaved or get good grades or do the dishes or keep my voice down-anything other than be my Authentic Self since that doesn’t seem to work- then MAYBE I’ll get the validation I need and crave’. And oftentimes we do get it, for a few minutes, then it’s gone again and the tap dancing cycle repeats. So, basically, we learn to tap dance for crumbs. . This is conditioning and we carry this messaging and belief with us into our adult relationships. As adults we’re attracted to partners who aren’t fully available and we TRY to MAKE them more available because we believe 1 ) the reason they’re not available is because of us (something we’re doing wrong ) and 2 ) if only we DO the right things THEN the partner will love us more/be available. What we’re really trying to get is the Unconditional Positive Regard we never received as kids and definitely won’t get as adults from another adult. . But we’re addicted to the TRYING; to the planning, plotting, scheming, manipulating. Even if rationally we know our worth, the subconscious messages are hard to overcome, especially when triggered by a Love Avoidant partner. And, if we DO get healthy love from an available partner, it’s so uncomfortable that we may push it away. #cycleofloveaddiction For more information about love addiction see my website (linked up there☝🏼 ) and/or check out Facing Love Addiction by Pia Mellody💕 . #recovery #selflove #selfworth #sober #loveaddictionawareness #codependency #relationships #therapy #therapist #loveaddictiontherapist #blog #loveaddictionblog

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5 days ago

Hustle wins.

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6 days ago

Sep 12, 2019 - Romance is high on your mind today, Scorpio, or at least you are feeling like you want to play a little bit. This is all due to the watery Pisces Moon in your fifth house of pleasures and entertainment. So, you are feeling very dreamy and excited by romance today, Scorpio. . . Continue to be your saucy self today, breezy, casual, and not the obsessive jealous type that Scorpio can be known for. Allow romance and playfulness to just play out naturally today, and don’t be afraid to be a little vulnerable today. The person you show this side to will be very grateful, for a very long time, even if today is just about fun. . . You may just be enjoying fantasy land on your own, or with your favorite partner. Either way, today's Pisces Moon is right in your wheel house and you are feeling the love. . . Follow me @devin_frizado for more🔮 ——— #scorpios #scorpio #scorpiogang #scorpiolife #teamscorpio #scorpionation #scorpioseason #scorpiosquad #scorpiofacts #scorpiopower #scorpiowoman #scorpiosrule #scorpioman #scorpiomen #scorpioproblems #zodiacsigns #scorpiowomen #scorpioworld #scorpiohoroscope #zodiacsociety #zodiacs #zodiacfacts #zodiaclife #facts #zodiacsignsworld #zodiacastrology #knowthezodiac #zodiacsignsbelike #zodiacal #soberminded

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6 days ago

Yep, every single time I finally extracted myself from a tumultuous love-addicted relationship I’d see the mess that had built up because I neglected my Self and my life in order to devote allllll of my energy to my project. . My relationships were always projects; that included energy-consuming efforts such as: 1 ) how can I change him into the ideal partner; 2 ) how can I change MYSELF so that I can be HIS ideal partner; 3 ) how can I force this relationship to be the best relationship EVER even though we are clearly not a match. So much strategizing and manipulating and all because there was so much potential IF ONLY ______ (fill in the blank ). . In the meantime...all of the things I actually COULD control were wilting; when Love Addicts are caught up in a co-addicted relationship there is little to no self-care. Stuff stacks up, like an overflowing list of to-dos and when the relationship finally ends it’s like WHOA, what a mess. Part of recovery is nurturing vs neglecting the Self, taking care of your own to-dos vs taking care of someone else’s. #focusonyourowntodos #recovery #selflove #selfworth #sober #soberlife #therapy #therapist #authenticity #trueself #blog #loveaddiction #healing #loveaddictionrecovery #loveaddictionawareness #journalsofaloveaddict #healthyboundaries #relationships #communication #soberminded

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6 days ago

Be conscious of your thoughts. Be sober minded. Thanks for sharing this @jordan b.peterson #jordanbpeterson #12rulesforlife #12rulesforlifeanantidotetochaos #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthisimportant #mentalhealthquotes #soberminded

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Be the change the world needs and is waiting to see🙏 #2019 #nowisthetime #children #love #kindwords #value #parents #mom #dad #gifts #life #peace #soberminded #joy #goodnight #culture #money #time #prayer #jesus #whynotyou #you are more than enough to shift our world to better💙

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1 weeks ago

Sep 11, 2019 - Home matters are on your mind today, Scorpio, and you have some energy helping you in this area. It's all favorable, but this is Air sign energy today, meaning rational thought is favored over emotional decisions. . . You have the Moon in Airy Aquarius and in your fourth house of roots today, bringing an intellectual energy to the home front. Just follow your hunches on this one, you won’t be wrong. At the same time, there will be a lot of messages going back and forth for you, and the energy is there for you to deal with them well. If you have a big idea to pitch while you are dealing with them all, today is a great day to go for it. . . Follow the light means that you just need to stay positive and generous in spirit, and the people that are trying to provoke you today will fail, as usual. Kindness is the best revenge, and the best weapon today, Scorpio! . . Follow me @devin_frizado for more🔮 ——— #scorpios #scorpio #scorpiogang #scorpiolife #teamscorpio #scorpionation #scorpioseason #scorpiosquad #scorpiofacts #scorpiopower #scorpiowoman #scorpiosrule #scorpioman #scorpiomen #scorpioproblems #zodiacsigns #scorpiowomen #scorpioworld #scorpiohoroscope #zodiacsociety #zodiacs #zodiacfacts #zodiaclife #facts #zodiacsignsworld #zodiacastrology #knowthezodiac #zodiacsignsbelike #zodiacal #soberminded

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1 weeks ago

"Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change." -Wayne W. Dyer #mindset #outlook #soberminded #lovewithoutmartinis #recoveryposse #relapsefighter

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1 weeks ago

Love Addicts don’t enjoy their relationships; we’re never truly content, we don’t feel secure, we struggle with trust and respect...it’s not awesome. Yet these relationships are valuable partly because they’re distracting; they keep us externally focused so that we don’t have to face the discomfort that comes with being us. . Love Addicts are prone to some serious self-loathing, but that’s not all we’re trying to avoid; there’s also a lot of life that gets ignored during these relationships: financial life, social life, creative life, work life, self-care👈🏼important things like that were low on the priority list if I was busy in a co-addicted relationship. I used to envision the mile-high stack of to-dos that desperately required my attention and would literally place my relationship between that stack and me, positioning the viewfinder so that all I could see was my partner. . Little did I know that within that stack were opportunities that what would lead to more self-love. Part of my recovery was to finally focus on my finances and work and health and friendships; to focus on things I could control. This was true self-care, and it led to improved confidence and valuing myself and once THAT happened everything shifted- I’m no longer willing to risk my Self for turmoil because I’ve worked too hard to find her among that big stack of stuff that I neglected for so long❤️ . #recovery #selflove #selfworth #sober #soberlife #therapy #therapist #authenticity #trueself #blog #loveaddiction #healing #loveaddictionrecovery #loveaddictionawareness #journalsofaloveaddict #healthyboundaries #relationships #communication #soberminded

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1 weeks ago

Credit to from @jodiwhitelpc ( @get_regrann ) - You know that feeling when someone gets in your hula hoop with you? Meaning they cross your boundaries and go from curious to all in your business, tryin to tell you how to handle something or how THEY would handle it IF they were you even though you didn’t ask for that input? ....yeah, THAT type of thing is a boundary crossing. . Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could all just accept that others aren’t US, that we all handle situations differently and that, usually, it’s none of our business? If we didn’t take things personally or feel the need to take on someone else’s situation? . Healthy boundaries are the solution. Need a refresher on boundaries? Check out Anne Katherine’s book called, simply, ‘Boundaries: Where you end and I begin’ 👍🏼 #allaboutboundaries #healthyboundaries #recovery #selflove #selfworth #sober #soberlife #therapy #therapist #authenticity #trueself #blog #loveaddiction #healing #loveaddictionrecovery #loveaddictionawareness #journalsofaloveaddict #healthyboundaries #relationships #communication #soberminded - #regrann

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2 weeks ago

You know that feeling when someone gets in your hula hoop with you? Meaning they cross your boundaries and go from curious to all in your business, tryin to tell you how to handle something or how THEY would handle it IF they were you even though you didn’t ask for that input? ....yeah, THAT type of thing is a boundary crossing. . Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could all just accept that others aren’t US, that we all handle situations differently and that, usually, it’s none of our business? If we didn’t take things personally or feel the need to take on someone else’s situation? . Healthy boundaries are the solution. Need a refresher on boundaries? Check out Anne Katherine’s book called, simply, ‘Boundaries: Where you end and I begin’ 👍🏼 #allaboutboundaries #healthyboundaries #recovery #selflove #selfworth #sober #soberlife #therapy #therapist #authenticity #trueself #blog #loveaddiction #healing #loveaddictionrecovery #loveaddictionawareness #journalsofaloveaddict #healthyboundaries #relationships #communication #soberminded

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2 weeks ago

My theory is that no one escapes The Wound. As Pia Mellody says ‘Anything that’s not nurturing to a child is traumatic to the child’. As kids our nervous systems aren’t able to tell the difference between a life or death experience and what is simply someone else’s bullshit behavior that is hurtful but has nothing to do with us, especially if it’s our parent’s behavior. . Kids are egocentric and a parent’s love is needed for survival; so, if that love is withheld then that IS registered in the nervous system as Danger-Danger. AND if this happens consistently the wounding deepens, especially if appropriate coping skills aren’t modeled for the child (and they usually aren’t in such cases ). . BUT it’s not always the parents; a traumatic childhood experience can look like being bullied in school or a teacher is mean to us or we’re picked on by a sibling. These used to be considered ‘Little t’ traumas (vs ‘Big T’ traumas such as abuse ) but studies have shown that trauma is trauma to the nervous system. . Some of us have wounds that don’t bother us because we were provided with enough Unconditional Positive Regard and healthy coping skills to function in life; sometimes these wounds lay dormant until triggered by another traumatic experience; sometimes we live in our wounds because we didn’t receive that UPR👈🏼 like Love Addicts. . Love Addicts have big, hungry wounds that get triggered often and scream ‘FEED ME’; the LA’s wounds craves the UPR that was never, or inconsistently, provided in childhood. Once triggered, the LA tries and tries to feed the wound with something external, such as validation from a partner, but it’s never enough. The key is to look internally and nurture the wound with Self love because that’s the only true source of soothing (this is a big topic and there’s more to come💕 ). #loveaddictionis #recovery #selflove #selfworth #sober #soberlife #therapy #therapist #authenticity #trueself #blog #loveaddiction #healing #loveaddictionrecovery #loveaddictionawareness

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2 weeks ago

Guard what gets your attention.

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Unconditional Positive Regard is what a child SHOULD receive from her parents (or primary caregivers ); it’s a person’s first experience with ‘love’ and lets the child know that she can be her imperfect Authentic Self and still be accepted and cared for (no matter what ). UPR also shows the child how to love and value herself. BUT Love Addicts do not receive consistent UPR as children, which leads us to search for - and subconsciously expect it- from our partners. . This lack of UPR also leads us into relationships with emotionally unavailable partners (Love Avoidants ). Oftentimes a Love Addict’s wound is triggered by the emotional unavailability; this ignites a painful quest for UPR from the partner because only that external validation will convince the LA that she’s worthy (👈🏼 all subconscious stuff ). BUT it’ll never happen because no adult can provide another adult with the UPR that they should’ve received as a child (because UPR is a special kind of love at a crucial time in our development ). . There’s a lot of romantic talk about ‘unconditional love’ but Healthy Adult Love is love with boundaries, and it requires Love of Self first and foremost. Loving your Self involves knowing and respecting yourself; it requires valuing who you are and maintaining that consistently through all your imperfections and fuckups. Even though we didn’t receive the UPR we needed and deserved as children, we are capable of providing it for ourselves today; understanding this and ending the cycle of searching externally for the UPR is a BIG part of love addiction recovery. #loveaddictionis #recovery #selflove #selfworth #sober #soberlife #therapy #therapist #authenticity #trueself #blog #loveaddiction #healing #loveaddictionrecovery #loveaddictionawareness #journalsofaloveaddict #healthyboundaries #relationships #communication #soberminded

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2 weeks ago

Sunday funday it aint hawaii but we there in spirit. #paradise when there is no more drama. #nomoredrama #maryjblige #soberminded #enlightened #sofieahalva #islandgirl

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2 weeks ago

Let's talk about the myth of moderation. I bet some of you intended to moderate last night...but found yourself right back in the same old trap where "just a few" turns into "a few too many"...I've been there too. And it sucks. What a way to increase self-doubt, huh? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now, I'm not saying moderation is impossible, but tell me: how many times have you tried moderation only to find yourself back on the ol' hamster wheel of over-indulging? 🙈 Sis, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Moderation is kind of a drag. 😫 Let me share a few of the "moderation" tricks I've tried (don't even act like you haven't used some of these ). 🍷 Only drinking on certain nights of the week or for "special occasions" 🍷 Telling yourself you'll only have X number of drinks, then switch to water. 🍷 Alternating cocktails with water. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ...the list goes on (anxious to hear any of your creative ploys down in the comments though!! ) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do you know how often my attempts at moderation left me feeling like a huge success? Rarely. Have ya been there? 🥀 Here's the thing, ALCOHOL IS TOUGH TO MODERATE. So, if it hasn't been working out for you, YOU'RE NOT ALONE. 👭 What I can tell you is that there is an easier way. Imagine what you could accomplish if you freed up all the mental space you've used to obsess over when you will drink & how much...or the energy you've used beating yourself up for over-indulging? ✨ Let me share my experience with you in my F R E E Masterclass: 5 Secrets You Need To Know To Go Alcohol-Free In A Society Obsessed With Drinking. You can get instant access if you head on over to the link in my profile. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you've been wondering what it might be like to take a real break from alcohol, this Masterclass is for you ❤. . . . 📸 @shellyborga #sobercurious #quitdrinking #stopdrinking #alcoholfree #soberseptember #hangoverfree #nohangover #imneverdrinkingagain #moderation #healthylifestyle #sober #soberminded #sobriety #sundayscaries

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2 weeks ago

Great #cycle into the #countryside today. After #run and #walk last night I decided to #train for an #ironman type event. Will give me a #training #focus which I need right now. Think for a #beginner the #race is called a #sprint ? Correct me if that is wrong. Thanks. Anyhow will be looking more into it in the coming days. #addictedtomyrecovery #mentalhealthrecovery #depressionrecovery #anxietyrecovery #eatingdisorderrecovery #addictionrecovery #sober #soberminded #keepgoing #nevergiveup #47yearsyoung

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2 weeks ago

#doublevision happens if u have #toomuchfun @thewharfdc #Bwell be #soberminded #Godsplan 😎😇

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2 weeks ago

Absalute nightmare of a day with no #motivation and dark #clouds of #depression Was I tempted to #drink to #escape ? #yes What stopped me? #prayer and the thoughts of getting more #sick by adding #alcohol Got up and out for a #run and #walk over a local #countryside #hill and it was better than any #drug could have done. Thank you #god #God #activetime 58mins #addictedtomyrecovery #mentalhealthrecovery #depressionrecovery #anxietyrecovery #eatingdisorderrecovery #addictionrecovery #sober #soberminded #doingitsober #jesus #holyspirit

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Sep 06, 2019 - The Sagittarius Moon is still in your second house of money, and this is going to have your mind focusing on money and on fun today, Scorpio. This is going to work in your twelfth house of endings, and will come with a guardian angel to help and guide you. A big change is coming that makes you feel good about who you are, and your place in the world, Scorpio. . . Today the energy is breathing some fresh and exciting energy into the air for you, Scorpio. You’ve been working hard towards a personal goal, and you have achieved some pretty awesome things as a result. You’ve owned a personal situation, and today is a great time to reward yourself, and the people that you love and value the most. . . Finally, it feels like everything is going your way, and the work that you have been doing for the people you value the most is finally paying off. This is true even if you can’t see the results just yet. The Universe is working on them for you as we speak. . . What are you feeling excited about? . . Follow me @devin_frizado for more🔮 ——— #scorpios #scorpio #scorpiogang #scorpiolife #teamscorpio #scorpionation #scorpioseason #scorpiosquad #scorpiofacts #scorpiopower #scorpiowoman #scorpiosrule #scorpioman #scorpiomen #scorpioproblems #zodiacsigns #scorpiowomen #scorpioworld #scorpiohoroscope #zodiacsociety #zodiacs #zodiacfacts #zodiaclife #facts #zodiacsignsworld #zodiacastrology #knowthezodiac #zodiacsignsbelike #zodiacal #soberminded

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2 weeks ago

Life motto.

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“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein #life #soberlife #soberminded #lovewithoutmartinis #healthymind #recovery #recoveryisfun #youdoyou

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2 weeks ago

When I walk in the spotlight this is what I see Everybody stops and they staring at me I got passion in my heart and I ain't afraid to show it. I'm sober and I know it . . Ha ha, I’m so corny. I have had that song from LMFAO stuck in my head for days, and obviously I changed the words🤓 . . Sober life vs. dying inside: what can I say? It’s night and day. Everyday prior to getting sober I would wish for the day to go by so quickly... and for what? To get back to my bottle of booze😣 I enjoyed spending time with people-as long as I had a nip in my pocketbook. . . My body and my brain got to a point where I needed alcohol just to get through a day. My work suffered because I was so cranky with withdrawals all day. My home life suffered because I was agitated until I could get a drink and then once I got a drink, I drank until bed. . . Getting sober was the best thing I ever did for myself and my family. I have so much time for so many things because I’m not constantly taking a nap or drinking my life away. . . If you think you have a problem... get help! Stop drinking and come to the light side✨ You’ll have some rough days, but they will outweigh the hell you are living now. I know because I’ve been there and I’ve come out on the other side-stronger, wiser, more loving, healthier and most importantly happier💜 . . Feel better, live your life✨ ——— #sober #recovery #soberlife #sobriety #soberliving #soberaf #alcoholfree #soberissexy #love #sobermovement #addiction #sobermom #depression #healthymom #fitness #aa #womenofrecovery #mentalhealth #motivation #wedorecover #healthy #soberaf #cleanandsober #awakening #recoveryispossible #mindful #soberminded #healthyminds #sorrynotsorry #alcoholfreelife

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2 weeks ago

If you’ve been following me, you know that I’ve gone though some health issues. I was paralyzed on my left side and then recovered only to end up a year later with a shoulder injury which resulted in 19 months worth of surgeries, cortisone shots, physical therapy and rest and following mindfulness😉 . . You can be mindful while exercising. You can even meditate while exercising... did you know that? Harmonizing your mind and body is powerful. You’re making strides—figuratively and literally—for your physical and mental health. . . Why mindfulness is important while exercising or doing many activities is... When you aren't focused on what you're doing, you may lose that sense of satisfaction for a job well done and, not only that, your workouts may not be as effective. Mindfulness while exercising brings a stronger connection to your body. . . You’ll be pleasantly surprised with the benefits you feel practicing mindfulness: You may discover that changing how you exercise can inspire more mindfulness and more workout satisfaction. Just a thought💭 . . Have a great day!!! Follow me @devin_frizado for more🧘‍♀️ ——— #encouragement #motivation #inspiration #love #faith #god #jesus #encourage #hope #empowerment #positivity #prayer #alcoholfreelife #truth #positivevibes #soberminded #onedayatatime #mindful #inspire #life #selflove #motivationalquotes #grace #mindset #peace #entrepreneur #godisgood #believe #success #healthymom

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2 weeks ago

I’ve learned the hard way that self-criticism and beating myself up get me nowhere and literally keep me stuck. Through years of love-addicted behavior I not only undervalued myself but I abused myself for doing so and shamed myself continually. . I know now that I was doing the best I could with the conditioning I have...that it takes time, practice and repetition to learn how to use new tools...and that the subconscious mind is a powerful presence that’s always willing to remind us why we’re not ‘enough’. . Self-compassion is one of the most important exercises I’ve studied and THE most helpful tool in my recovery. Empathy for the Self: Who knew this seemingly woo-woo practice could make such a difference? #selfcompassion #notwoowoo ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #recovery #selflove #selfworth #sober #soberlife #therapy #therapist #authenticity #trueself #blog #loveaddiction #healing #loveaddictionrecovery #loveaddictionawareness #journalsofaloveaddict #healthyboundaries #relationships #communication #soberminded

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2 weeks ago

Sep 05, 2019 - With the Sagittarius Moon in your second house, you may be seeing some money come in from global connections, Scorpio. Or you may find a new way to make money using global income streams today or over the next few days. . . You are feeling confident and inspired today, and this energy is making you laugh and feel good. Foreign matters that deal with either business or a renewed sense of confidence are likely going to be on your mind today, Scorpio. With the Sagittarius Moon in your second house of resources, you are drawing on Sagittarius themes to improve your bottom line in the bank. And you are going to have some luck this way too, Scorpio. . . You may be aching for travel, or be using travel or foreign connections to improve your financial affairs. But at the same time, you are also feeling Sagittarius optimism today. You might even be able to make money with this today. What money matters are you tending to today, Scorpio? . . Follow me @devin_frizado for more🔮 ——— #scorpios #scorpio #scorpiogang #scorpiolife #teamscorpio #scorpionation #scorpioseason #scorpiosquad #scorpiofacts #scorpiopower #scorpiowoman #scorpiosrule #scorpioman #scorpiomen #scorpioproblems #zodiacsigns #scorpiowomen #scorpioworld #scorpiohoroscope #zodiacsociety #zodiacs #zodiacfacts #zodiaclife #facts #zodiacsignsworld #zodiacastrology #knowthezodiac #zodiacsignsbelike #zodiacal #soberminded

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2 weeks ago

“When I was young, I watched my mom battle breast cancer and it forced me to grow up fast. I figured out how to help take care of her when and where I could. Then when she lost her battle, I had to learn how to take care of myself since my dad was working a early morning to late night job. While it was really hard to adjust to life after she was gone, I had to grow up and learn how to raise myself, everything I went through made me a much stronger and matured person. I think at this point in my life I've grown to be the man that my mom wished and hoped I would become. I truly believe, although I lost her, I always knew she was guiding me along to be the best I could be. “ -Dylan

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2 weeks ago

Which side of themselves do people reveal to you? Do you make people want to be better?

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2 weeks ago

Years ago I had a therapist who I REALLY liked. One day she told me about a conversation she’d recently had with HER therapist; now, this was way back before I realized the importance of doing one’s own work (especially if you’re helping others do theirs ), so I said ‘Wait: YOU have a therapist too?!’ My awesome therapist laughed and said ‘Of course! Never trust a therapist who hasn’t done her own work or pretends she’s never needed to do so’. For real. . And THAT☝🏼 is one if the most important things that anyone has ever said to me. Not only was it great advice, but it also allowed me to see my therapist as human vs super human. She was a person, just like me; imperfect and willing to talk about it. No longer was she on a pedestal upon which I perceived her to be better than me and this allowed me to be more vulnerable and open with her. In other words, my therapeutic experience improved because of her willingness to be real AND that willingness shaped the way I operate as a therapist today. . I’ve heard from several therapists that they’re afraid of sharing their stories due to fear of what people will think. But I really believe that telling those stories helps others and that the right people will be drawn to the message. Plus: I spent years trying to pretend I have it all together so I know THAT doesn’t work for me; so far sharing feels much better. . #recovery #selflove #selfworth #sober #soberlife #therapy #therapist #authenticity #trueself #blog #loveaddiction #healing #loveaddictionrecovery #loveaddictionawareness #journalsofaloveaddict #healthyboundaries #relationships #communication #soberminded

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2 weeks ago

I'm finding my best self-care comes in the form of resting. Yes, my body ( #napqueen ) but most importantly my head and my heart. They are way busier than my body ever is...let's be honest...so taking that moment or that afternoon, or heck, even the whole day sometimes, to just be still, to surrender my worry, to knock the wind out of fear, and to amplify my choice to believe Him - that's MY self-care. Sure, writing about doing it - rest, surrender - is a LOT easier than actually doing it, but it's so necessary + a discipline worth mastering. Did I mention I am like the least disciplined person EVER?! 💁 I am. Definitely not my strength but thankfully for me, I am not operating in my own but rather in His.

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2 weeks ago

You know that negative self-talk that sneaks up and says things like: You can’t do THAT! You’re not smart enough! You don’t have enough experience! Who do you think you are, anyway?! (Danger, Danger; Fear, Fear; Etc... ) ☝🏼That’s a buncha outdated nonsense BUT it feels very real and, worse, it can feel very true - but it’s not. Those are old defense messages that USED to keep us ‘safe’ but actually kept us small and feeling stuck. . When those messages come up for me I’ve learned that self-compassion works better than ignoring them; noticing them and saying ‘huh, there’s that message again’ and reminding myself that there’s no truth there. Then, if the message persists, I kick it to the curb, knowing it will be back and accepting that (and the acceptance is part of self-compassion, too ). #selfcompassion #recovery #selflove #selfworth #sober #soberlife #therapy #therapist #authenticity #trueself #blog #loveaddiction #healing #loveaddictionrecovery #loveaddictionawareness #journalsofaloveaddict #healthyboundaries #relationships #communication #soberminded #therapyworks #therapymemes

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3 weeks ago

Sep 03, 2019 - You are going to be feeling very good today, Scorpio, and you want to stay fixated on this energy at all costs. The Scorpio Moon is in your first house, baby! And you do love a good Moon day. It's a wonderful day to start something new, try a new look, or just launch a fresh chapter for yourself, Scorpio. . . Today is all about putting behind you what isn't working, and focusing only on what is. The energy of new beginnings should excite you today. . . Follow your emotions and your instinct with everything that you do today. The energy that begins today marks the end of a very long and emotional cycle for you. And it is a cycle that you need to complete, to see success in a key area of your life. We repeat, the way you are perceived by the world today is gold. . . Follow me @devin_frizado for more🔮 ——— #scorpios #scorpio #scorpiogang #scorpiolife #teamscorpio #scorpionation #scorpioseason #scorpiosquad #scorpiofacts #scorpiopower #scorpiowoman #scorpiosrule #scorpioman #scorpiomen #scorpioproblems #zodiacsigns #scorpiowomen #scorpioworld #scorpiohoroscope #zodiacsociety #zodiacs #zodiacfacts #zodiaclife #facts #zodiacsignsworld #zodiacastrology #knowthezodiac #zodiacsignsbelike #zodiacal #soberminded

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3 weeks ago

Love this 💋 Go out and be kind to others and yourself. Throw it out there like a powdered sugar rain 😄 #youmatter #loveyourselftoo #soberminded #livingsober #musingsofaretiredbinger

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3 weeks ago

I’m crazy grateful for a wonderful long much-needed weekend; for my babies, for love, hope, freedom, feeling emotions without checking out or escaping in or way or another, for my little family and the many wonderful humans in my life ❤️🦋🦁👣here’s to change and growth and overcoming 👣🦁🦋❤️keep going! no matter where you’re at or how you feel, your strength and perseverance will help shine a light for others and you will feel so free xxx #grateful #love #hope #overcome #strength #joyinthepain #healing #DVsurvivor #sexabusesurvivor #truthtelling #sobermom #soberminded #juststay #TRE #traumatherapy #dothework #grace

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3 weeks ago

Chilling at the lake getting my studying & read on ... #selfcare #selflove #focus #soberminded #investinginmyself

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3 weeks ago

I know, I know; you’re probably thinking ‘Jeez Jodi, it’s a holiday, give it a rest with the boundary talk’ but BOUNDARIES DON’T TAKE TIME OFF🤓 . Some weeks have a therapeutic ‘theme’ - a topic or concern that is brought up by numerous clients (or friends, family, etc ) - and last week the theme was Boundaries. If I had a motto it would be: All healthy behavior is dependent upon healthy boundaries. In other words, boundaries are really friggin important. And probably the most important rule of boundary setting is this: If you set a boundary be prepared to stand behind it if you want it to be respected and observed. YOU are responsible for respecting your own boundaries; after all, we can’t control if someone else respects the boundaries, right? 👈🏼we can only control what WE do. BUT, if we set a boundary and ‘go back’ on it then people around us learn that we’re all talk, or don’t mean what we say when we say it. Our behavior either validates or invalidates our boundary. . I think of healthy boundaries as the scaffolding that holds everything together; without them stuff just falls apart or never gets built in the first place. #boundariesareimportant #setemdontforgetem #recovery #selflove #selfworth #sober #soberlife #therapy #therapist #authenticity #trueself #blog #loveaddiction #healing #loveaddictionrecovery #loveaddictionawareness #journalsofaloveaddict #healthyboundaries #relationships #communication #soberminded

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3 weeks ago

Happy Motivational Monday and Memorial Day too. . . . Have 3 spots available today for calls. Click the link in bio to book your call.

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3 weeks ago

Try. Try. Try again.

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3 weeks ago

Aug 31, 2019 - Oh you are having a mysterious kind of day, aren't you, Scorpio! The Libra Moon touches your twelfth house of endings, and there could be some secrets in the mix as well. Stay even keeled and do not react emotionally. To anything. Your clever wit and calm smile will easily make you the winner today if you can keep that in mind. . . Your wit gets a little scattered under stress, but this isn't as big as it feels. Some primary partnerships may also try to stir it up with some drama today. It could also be partners from your past. This is the kind of energy that ex's love to play with just to push your buttons. But you have strength in spades, and far greater than any opponent that comes your way today. Or any day. They just don’t know it. . . Or perhaps they do, and this is why they try to push your buttons so much. Take it as a compliment when people try to bring you down, Scorpio. They see something in you they can never be. . . Are you prepared for that, Scorpio? . . Follow me @devin_frizado for more🔮 ——— #scorpios #scorpio #scorpiogang #scorpiolife #teamscorpio #scorpionation #scorpioseason #scorpiosquad #scorpiofacts #scorpiopower #scorpiowoman #scorpiosrule #scorpioman #scorpiomen #scorpioproblems #zodiacsigns #scorpiowomen #scorpioworld #scorpiohoroscope #zodiacsociety #zodiacs #zodiacfacts #zodiaclife #facts #zodiacsignsworld #zodiacastrology #knowthezodiac #zodiacsignsbelike #zodiacal #soberminded

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3 weeks ago

I have to say, not obsessing over where we are going so I “get” to drink and party over the holiday weekend is quite relaxing. Plus I won’t have that tug of war with my husband because he doesn’t want to go anywhere I can drink my face off and I don’t want to just sit at home. I can just chill and enjoy it. 🤙🏼 I am good with that. Even if that means he wins and we don’t go anywhere 😂🙄 #marriedtoahomebody #livingsober #soberminded #musingsofaretiredbinger #soberlabordayweekend

110
3 weeks ago

Ole #depression nearly had me not leaving the house today. Only with God's strength did I get to #gym Very hard to stay #focused and #struggled Still a #workout and ended up going out and about for an hour after. Definitely feel better for pushing myself to get out. 30 decline #situps 5x5 62.5kg kg #squats 5x5 70kg #benchpress 5x5 35kg #overheadpress 5x5 60kg #bentoverrows 5x5 90kg #deadlift 1 #pullup 0 #widegrippullups 19 decline sit ups 6,252kg #volume ( warmups not included ) #addictedtomyrecovery #mentalhealthrecovery #depressionrecovery #anxietyrecovery #eatingdisorderrecovery #addictionrecovery #sober #soberminded #doingitsober #Godfirst #gymday #stronglifts5x5 #5x5 #strength

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3 weeks ago

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3 weeks ago

Bruh. #stayfaithful #soberminded #focused

111
3 weeks ago

Let’s just say that I’ve spent a lot of time not knowing what I brought to the table and too much time at tables that weren’t right for me; tables where I felt uncomfortable but believed I was SUPPOSED to sit there and make it work because 1 ) this is a perfectly good table, I should be happy here; or 2 ) if I sit here long enough maybe someone will give me this table because they’ll see that I deserve it; or 3 ) I simply didn’t realize I had the option, the POWER, to get up and move to another table (I’m speaking metaphorically here, but I’m sure you’ve figured that out ). . I spent a lot of time trying to fit myself into someone else’s life. I conformed to fit their value system, their needs, their beliefs; I dressed the way they wanted me to, took up hobbies they enjoyed, ate food they liked. I hooked up my little wagon and hoped they’d take me somewhere vs realizing I could get there myself. . Today I have my own table; I no longer need to say ‘Excuse me is it OK if I sit here at YOUR table because I don’t have one because I don’t feel worthy enough for that but maybe if I could please hang out here with you I will FEEL worthy?’ Nope. No more. My table is my home base, my center, my SELF; and it’s mine, all mine. . #recovery #selflove #selfworth #sober #soberlife #therapy #therapist #authenticity #trueself #blog #loveaddiction #healing #loveaddictionrecovery #loveaddictionawareness #journalsofaloveaddict #healthyboundaries #relationships #communication #soberminded

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3 weeks ago

Fuck yes! F*ck your wine mom trend. F*ck your white claw trend. F*ck your bougie booze trend. F*ck your hipster booze trend. And fuck your “drink because it’s cool trend” Fuck it all 🖕🏼—-> I know it doesn’t sound like it but I say that with a lot less anger than I used to carry. Not even that long ago I would have said all that with angst -probably stemming from jealousy- but I can say it now more matter of fact like. Fuck your trends I do not need to conform. I’ll stay on my side growing 😎🤓🤟🏼✌🏼 #sobermovement #livingsober #soberminded #musingsofaretiredbinger

120
3 weeks ago

Man this is a tough one to swallow!!!!

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3 weeks ago

You guys might find a little humor in this. So, Others have offered me some advice in the past on developing my abilities, relax and don’t overdo it. . . So, I’ve just done my regular meditating and some reiki to myself and family and tried to keep from feeling overwhelmed by others energies as I have in the past. . . Today, I’m doing dishes and I hear voices. It sounds kind of muffled but still loud enough to hear. I stop the water and start moving around the room. I say in my mind “slow down so I can understand you.” It seems to get louder but more muffled. The dogs come in and they look confused too. I know animals can hear spirits, so I wonder how I can fine tune it. . . I figure if I go outside maybe the natural air will help or maybe the energy from my favorite tree (so I have a tree in my backyard and when I feel Sad or overwhelmed I sit near it and everytime the wind blows I literally feel everything relax and return to normal ) so I go to the tree and guess what? Someone’s damn radio is on, like a loud speaker 🔈 😂 so... I think I did all the right things, so next time when it’s real I’ll be ready. The one thing I didn’t do was listen to my body. I normally feel the weirdest feeling when spirits are near, it’s like a shiver across my back or an extreme case of the goosebumps in like waves depending on who it is. . . I don’t think anyone else would think this is funny except you guys😂 Who puts on a loudspeaker at 1pm on a Thursday? . . #highervibrations #higherconsciousness #love #selflove #spiritualawakening #awakening #wisdom #meditation #peace #spiritualgrowth #lawofattraction #higherfrequencies #lightworker #thirdeye #psychic #higherself #chakras #awareness #psychicmedium #spirituality #thdimension #mindfulness #spiritual #starseed #soberminded #instakolkata #newdelhi #healer #higherfrequency #healthymom

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3 weeks ago

I don’t post about my self care all the time because I literally do it everyday and some days multiple times- You’ll see when you have teenagers that you are alone with your thoughts alot😂🤣 Being alone while in sobriety can be dangerous, thankfully I have used this time wisely😄 . . When I used to drink it felt like me time. The next day- I’d feel selfish about it (even though it was destructive- it still felt like me time ) so when I got sober and started focusing on me- I thought self care was selfish and I felt bad when I just needed to shut my bedroom door... because I didn’t do the self care it would result in me slamming the door and telling every to fuck off. . . Slowly, I started realizing self care was the only way for me to be a normal human being. Without self care, I became a nutcase-screaming, crying, bringing up every hateful emotion and memory to add fuel to the fire. . . The thing is, when I’m having self care moments, I reflect on memories just like those ones and I work through them silently and without having another person to add their opinion or judgement, I am able to hear my own thoughts more clearly. . . When you have a lot going on, your stress level is high for family drama or just random shit pissing you off, it’s so good to have these self care moments-work on yourself, calm down and quietly work through the problem or situation. As time has progressed, I can tell you I have learned how to respond better without reacting and getting myself worked up. . . Using this new knowledge for future situations where people are trying to push buttons or elicit a negative response from me has really changed me. I won’t tell you that I don’t still fly off the handle and get a little crazy, but I can tell you that there are way less times of me regretting something I’ve said. . . Follow me @devin_frizado for more🍦 ——— #selfcare #selflove #selfcarethreads #love #explorepage #explore #skincare #threads #aesthetic #loveyourself #selfcaretips #healthymom #beauty #sobermom #selfcarethread #selfcaresaturday #health #selfcaresunday #inspiration #skin #mindfulness #awakening #happiness #mentalhealthawareness #soberaf #soberminded #selfcareaccount

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3 weeks ago

"It takes courage to examine your life and to decide that there are things you would like to change, and it takes even more courage to do something about it." -Sue Hadfield #courage #soberlife #soberminded #lovewithoutmartinis #recoveryposse #onedayatatime #recovery

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3 weeks ago

My friend Michele is having a local event in Middleboro @lorenzos_italian_restaurant_ to talk about CBD. I don’t work with this company but I sure do love this oil💚 Tag @michele morris.102 or message her if you want to be added to her guest list.... and the food there🤤 . . #cbdoilsaveslives #cbd #cbdoil #cbdbathbomb #cbdoilfordogs #cbdoilforpets #ilovecbd #cbdtestimonials #cbdhealth #cbdaily #cbdlife #savinglives #holisticlifestyle #organicmama #guthealth #soberminded #mindfulmind #alcoholfreelife #soberaf #healthymom #healthymind

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3 weeks ago

I love this image by @revelatori because it’s so true: I used to think I was doing The Work because I went to therapy, sometimes; because I ‘had a therapist’; because I could tell people ‘things my therapist said’. But I wasn’t doing The Work. . I didn’t do the REAL work until I got so tired of my own stuff - my patterns, my behavior, my pain. And that’s how we get to The Work: Eventually we get reallllllly tired of doing the same thing and hoping for a different thing, we get to a point where, even if fleetingly, we realize ‘Oh, I’m the problem here and I can choose to make change’. 👈🏼 And that might not even be a conscious message but a feeling or a knowing or a gentle internal nudge (or sometimes a shove ) that gets us to not only show up but to do The Work. And that’s where Real Change happens, that’s where the AHA! moments happen, that’s where the relief can finally happen. #therapyworks #recovery #selflove #selfworth #sober #soberlife #therapy #therapist #authenticity #trueself #blog #loveaddiction #healing #loveaddictionrecovery #loveaddictionawareness #journalsofaloveaddict #healthyboundaries #relationships #communication #soberminded

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3 weeks ago

Do you live above the line, or below the line? Can’t have both.

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3 weeks ago

“Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.” ‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:5-6‬ ‭KJV‬‬ #keepwatching #astronomy #astronomer #nightsky #binarystar #approaching #solarsystem #soberminded

873
3 weeks ago

Top of my list: Dramatic,stressful shows putting people and children though trauma. SERIOUSLY why do all the TV shows have to kill,kidnap,hurt, or always have some kind of baby or child crying? Aren’t our lives dramatic enough?! I get made fun of A LOT because this happens and I drop a show or have to walk away. My empathetic gentle heart cannot handle this shit. It gives me anxiety and fills me with sorrow for the children in the world who have this terrible depiction as a reality. You laugh because I feel anxiety and unease for tense situations on TV? I’m dumbfounded how you find this as entertainment. My heart bleeds compassion and love for all those that need it. Adults, kids, animals, any multicellular life. #raw #empath #empathproblems #livingsober #soberminded #musingsofableedingheart #musingsofaretiredbinger

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4 weeks ago

I’m told that Yogi Bhajan actually said ‘Every bad habit has five SISTERS’ but I couldn’t find the quote online AND why do the bad habits have to be sisters?! Trust me, little brothers can cause problems too. . My friend @atxsarah reminded me of this quote recently when I was telling her about my fascination with how one Thing is usually connected to another Thing (and so on... ). For example, The Thing for me was my love addiction; once I worked through that in therapy my life was much better, I was much healthier, EXCEPT there was a secondary Thing: Drinking. The drinking started with the love addiction (they were intertwined ) and I used it to medicate the shame and other painful feelings triggered by my LA. So the drinking had to go. THEN I realized the other Things that were also connected to my love addiction: people-pleasing, perfectionism, self-criticism. Yep, that’s a few siblings right there. . My point is that we all have a Thing and if we’re aware enough and brave enough to work on that Thing we’ll (hopefully/ideally ) find relief; BUT, in that process, we’ll also learn a lot about ourselves - and in THAT we MIGHT just learn that we have other Things that need to be addressed before we can find LASTING relief (and that’s the beauty of the therapeutic process, of The Work ). . #recovery #selflove #selfworth #sober #soberlife #therapy #therapist #authenticity #trueself #blog #loveaddiction #healing #loveaddictionrecovery #loveaddictionawareness #journalsofaloveaddict #yogibhajan #healthyboundaries #relationships #communication #soberminded

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4 weeks ago

“Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭6:19-20‬ ‭NLT‬‬ #nodrugs #noalchohol #notattoos #loseweịght #ibelongtojesus #jesussaves #jesusislord #nomarijuana #soberminded

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