“NA meetings preach these three words over and over, “principles before personalities.” We often compare ourselves to other addicts. It makes it easier to justify our own addiction or diseased way of thinking. Whether we want to or not, it happens, probably more frequently than any of us would like to admit.
Maybe that justification comes from the fact that we didn’t do a certain type of drug, maybe it comes from the consequences we did or didn’t suffer compared to others in the room, or maybe it simply stems from a lack of or lesser amount of relapses. No matter how or why we begin comparing ourselves to others in the room, we are failing at our recovery. Placing principles before personalities is a key component to our recovery. Without this, we are one step closer to relapse.”
New blog post, link in bio. This one focuses on the importance of stepping outside of your comfort zone and my experience tonight at a NA local area birthday party/speaker event. I had an amazing time, and I learned a lot about the importance of fellowship and connecting with other addicts. As always, feel free to comment and share your own thoughts on the subject. 💕🙏🏼
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Just over here wondering for the hundredth time if this is actually happening... I mean the baby is really starting to pop out now, but I still feel like a poser 🙈
DAY 83: Treated myself to some new books today...time to sit down with them + a cup of tea. 💗💙💗💙💗
Life is what you make it. Do your best every day, and revel in the small, slow progresses. Remember that if you just keep doing what you’re doing, the small progress adds up! #onedayatatime #newadventures
Breathe... Just Breathe!
These words were gifted to me this morning after having my first panic attack in a while 🙏💜
In the spring of 2016 my nervous system endured 2 mental/nervous breakdowns... something that many people cant fully relate too and not something that I would wish on anyone!
For 4 months I had multiple panic attacks daily, was out of commission for about 7 months. I also got really comfortable crying 24/7 in front of everyone!
I was told my nervous system would be overstimulated for about 5 years and that the Type A lifestyle I had been taught/living would no longer to be my norm if I wanted to heal my mental health and nerves
In the fall of 2016 I finally figured out after 29 years; that I share a vessel with High Functioning Anxiety which comes with Social Anxiety, Chronic Depression, ADHD, PTSD. I was offered several prescriptions however at this point I knew how much I had already healed with a holistic approach in my weight loss journey.. why not apply it to my mental health + get to understand it!
I had a yoga practice, eating cleanly and was then introduced to DoTerra Essential Oils! These are 100% Pure Certified Pure Therapeutic/Tested Grade Oils that are full of healing magic 💫
I was offered a sample of Arborvitae. A wonderful oil that helps with anxiety, heavy chest, hyperventilating, crying and I discovered immediately a must for all Panic Attack First Aid Kit!
Placing a drop in my palms, cupping my nose and taking ujjayi style breathes.
Within seconds the weight of my chest is loosened.
The lead like feeling in my muscles slowly lifts.
And my breathe smoothes out to a 3-4 second breathe within 5-10 mins
I had a Panic Attack this morning after realizing all of the good I have in this moment, how many wonderful people I have around me all while fearing if it’s to good to be true. My nervous system is learning to understand the different feeling of being overwhelmed and has come a long way in 2 years!! 🙏
I’m so grateful that I said Yes to @juliepakis
In October 2016! When she offered me the sample of Arborvitae. Thank you for opening my eyes to the empowering and natural world of Essential Oils!
We’ve Got This! 💪💕
Trying to hold it all together!! This is me racing out the door to run errands in town 40 mins away.... Running 2 home based businesses and trying to eat healthy and take care of dog mum duties plus rig-wife life has me scrambling at best some days! Managed to pack a protein and greens smoothie, mid day supplements and a fat burner/metabolism burner for a kick in the pants to keep me going.....
Who doesn’t love Eucalyptus? 🍃🐨 Eucalyptus Radiata is another strain of eucalyptus and has the second highest abundance of 1,8 cineole (eucalyptol) after Eucalyptus Globulus. I’m diffusing this tonight because my respiratory tract needs some support. I’m loving it!
So last night my doctor called me and said that i needed to get back to the hospital as soon as possible because of the fact that my port incision still had discharge. He said with the amount of antibiotics i have been on there shouldn't be any discharge. So i drove 4 hours in a winter storm to get back to the hospital i had been discharged from this last tuesday. During my drive i had to administer my last iv antibiotics through my port. Im going to miss my port but i will be getting a new one in a few weeks. #portacathgirl #hospitalstayssuck #hospital #infection #portinfection #onedayatatime #justkeepswimming
Love is an action word.
Love me? Take care of you!
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At the casino meeting a seriously epic person for the first time @hollyannehalter
thanks for taking the time to get to know me
It was such a beautiful day for a beach day!! Too bad I had to work but it was a nice break in my day!! One day, I'll live close to the beach!! That's my goal!!🌞
#beachweather #beach #oneday