Blogs

Let Go of the Controls

November 19, 2019

“You have the controls,” my flight instructor says. “No, you have the controls,” I say back. “No I don’t,” he says. “You do.” My banter with my flight instructor can…

Trusting Ourselves

November 05, 2019

Trust can be one of the most confusing concepts in recovery. Who do we trust? For what? The most important trust issue we face is learning to trust ourselves. The…

Keep Yourself Charged

October 22, 2019

Imagine wearing an energy meter with three zones: green for safe, yellow for caution, red for danger. You’ve got a strip that reads each area of your life: nutrition, sleep,…

Honor the Needs of Your Body

September 24, 2019

Take time to rest and regroup as often as you need. At the beginning of the journey and along the way, take time to honor your body. When you honor…

Wants and Needs

September 10, 2019

Part of taking responsibility for ourselves means taking responsibility for what we want and need, and knowing that’s okay to do. Learning to tune-in to ourselves, learning to listen to…

Talking to God

August 27, 2019

Did you ever call someone on the phone, thinking they weren’t home and expecting to get their answering machine instead? That’s how it was the first time I called God.…

Honor the Process of Spiritual Growth

August 13, 2019

Don’t wait for things to change. The change you’re waiting for will come from within you. Start to nurture yourself through each stage of your evolution, your spiritual growth. Waiting…

Let Go of the Past

July 30, 2019

I was sitting outside on the patio one morning. A foggy mist gently covered the peaks of the Ortega Mountain Range. The birds were singing. My mind wandered back to…

Acting As If

July 16, 2019

The behavior we call “acting as if” can be a powerful recovery tool. Acting as if is a way to practice the positive. It’s a positive form of pretending. It’s…