Only through complete defeat are we able to take our first steps towards liberation and strength.
Admitting of our personal powerlessness, finally turns out to be a firm foundation for a happy and purposeful life that may be built.
When alcohol influenced every facet of my life, when bottles became the symbol of all my self indulgence and my life style, when I came to realize that by myself I could do nothing to overcome the power of alcohol, I realized I had no recourse except surrender.
May you come to believe
May you come to trust
May you come to surrender
May come alive
to your unfolding 💚
#toyourunfolding #wedorecover #soberliving #sherecovers #sobermovement #soberlifestyle #sobercommunity #soberlife #recovery #alcoholfree #sobriety
Be like a cat.
Elegant yet playful, cuddly yet fierce.
Don't like someone? Walk away.
Made a mistake? Walk it off.
Never apologize for who you are.
Be like a cat.
Connection is the entire reason Sober Solidarity was born. Being sober in a society that uses alcohol for celebrating, commiserating and everything else in between can leave one to feel alienated or alone. But you are not alone, you have a whole tribe of people marching on the same path, you just need to find them! We are helping you do that by aggregating all of what’s happening in the alcohol free community into one place. Push yourself to get out there, connect with others, share your story. Because together, we are strong - together, we thrive. ✨
4 new events added to the calendar page! 🥳 Know people in and around London who might find this info helpful? This page/site is only useful if people actually know it exists, please share.
In early sobriety, these words were so refreshing to read. 👀 ❤️
I really struggled with what people would think of my "lifestyle change." I was scared they wouldn't trust my seriousness. I thought they were waiting for the ball to drop and for me to return to my self- destructive ways. I wanted to change, I was ready to change, yet I felt like I had some sort of outside pressure or obligation. 😨😞
But these words reminded me and gave me permission to let those fears go, and grow into this new version of me in peace. I didn't have to prove myself, explain myself, or defend myself. I could just do my thing and do it for ME! 🙌 ❤️
If you needed these words today, I hope you can also work towards giving yourself permission to DO YOU FOR YOU! You don't need anyone's approval to grow into a new version of yourself, and you certainly do not need to explain or apologize as you do it! ❤️
#sobermom #soberlife #livesober #sobriety #odaat #growth #doyou #instagood #fitlife #fitmom #momswholift #momlife #sahm #pilotswife #militarywife #momof3 #teetotaler #sherecovers #wearetheluckiest #selflove
Louis Bourgeois didn’t create the first of her spiders until she was in her 80s (in the 1990s). I had the chance to see them one more time before they left @sfmoma
and was brought right into my heart, as I am every time I’m in the presence of her work.
It told me: it’s not too late. It’s never too late. Go begin whatever it is you’re meant to be doing. What a remarkable legacy she left us. 💕
I had the honor of guest co-hosting @theunruffledpodcast
with my dear friend @tammisalas
and the ep is up! In the earliest days of sobriety Tammi and I used to be “Fridays fucking suck” text buddies. We’d exchange texts on Friday mornings, afternoons, evenings, to commiserate. Times have changed and it was fun to have this convo really feel that. 💛 Link to listen in profile. 🔗
Continuing with the summer guest co-host series, Tammi gets to spend some time talking to Laura McKowen. You may know Laura from her previous interview (Ep. 44) or as the former co-host of the wildly popular HOME podcast. Her newest podcast creation is Spiritual-ish which she co-hosts with Meadow DeVor. They talk about creating online courses and charging what you’re worth, how Laura tackled writing her forthcoming book, We Are the Luckiest (releasing 12/31/19), as well as getting into the nitty gritty about recent panic attacks and so much more. Over the years, Laura has become a trusted friend and really walks the walk when it comes to her sobriety and creativity.
As always, thank for listening, for sharing, for commenting. We love it. Link in bio to this week's episode + a complete archive of episodes.
A huge congrats to Nikki Myers of @y12sr
on celebrating 19 years of continuous recovery.
We are so grateful to have Nikki as one of our speakers at SHE RECOVERS in Miami next year. Nikki inspires us in so many ways. From the way she lives her recovery every day, her passion for advocacy and recovering out loud, to founding Y12SR-The Yoga of 12-Step Recovery, a recovery pathway that supports so many to recover by connecting the dots between the ancient wisdom of yoga, the practical tools of 12-step programs, and the latest research on trauma healing and neurobiology.
As Nikki says "Y12SR is bigger than me, and I have to share this with others to serve the greater whole." We thank you Nikki for continuing to serve our communities and showing that recovery AND MIRACLES are possible.
You are a miracle, and we love you.
Would you love to hear Nikki speak at She Recovers in MIAMI? Visit our website to register, less than 35 early bird tickets currently remaining. ✨Link in bio✨ #sherecoversmiami #yogaof12steprecovery #somaticexperiencing #healingtrauma #recoverywin #celebraterecovery #sobersisters #sherecovers
I haven't had a sip of alcohol in 400 days. That's a miracle for me!!! I drank for over 20 years of my life. That's what I did and the majority of my friends did. I didn't see a problem with it, until I did. The last 2 years of my drinking career, (I say career with all sincerity because it became a 24 hour job for me.) Drinking consumed my every thought. I was always rushing my life to get to the next drink. I would be absolutely lying if I said that "The thought of drinking never crosses my mind." Bullshit, that thought has crossed my mind many times. For me, I don't "play the tape" because my best thinking got me drunk. I pick up the phone and call someone when I have those thoughts. Sobriety hasn't come easy for me, it has been the hardest thing I've ever done. It has also been the most rewarding, bravest, and courageous thing I've ever done. If you are new to sobriety, embrace the SUCK. It's going to suck for awhile, it's supposed to. Reaching out in those moments of suck is vital. My inbox is ALWAYS open. Happy Tuesday guys!
I saw a couple walking their dog and pushing their baby in a stroller. I got mad at them. How dare they seem happy! Don’t they know what they have won’t last forever? That dog will die, the baby will grow up. That woman will work hard to keep it all going, have another baby and for what? The memory? The fleeting joy? I paused, felt my anger and asked where it was coming from. I started crying. I felt my grief. The second stage of grief is hitting me hard these days, anger. I am pausing a lot. Taking my time, keeping quiet when I want to scream. Noticing my thinking around stories I have created. Feeling my body tighten, and allowing it to release. “Getting better” seems like a long road for me. #anger #sherecovers #recovery #divorce #grief #onedayatatime
SHE RECOVERS Sharing Circle Tucson debuts Thurs, July 25, 6 to 8 p.m. at Solar Culture.
SHE RECOVERS is an international movement of women who are in or seeking recovery from substance use, depression, grief, codependency, cancer, and other life challenges and behavioral health issues.
The Sharing Circles are open to the same.
Cost is $15 to $25 sliding scale, with scholarships available so no one is turned away. Payable at the door or register in advance on Eventbrite.
SHE RECOVERS Sharing Circles are held monthly across the globe, with all groups discussing the same topic every month.
Message me or email rynski@ rynskirecovery.com for more info.
Would LOVE to see you there!
#recoverytucson #tucsonwomen #sherecovers #sherecoverstucson #sherecoversaz #rynskirecovery #recoverysupport #recoverygroup