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Online Recovery Support – Episode 276

On this weeks show…….

  • Coincidence, serendipity. or???? What’s real in our lives?
  • Are you willing to deeply and profoundly trust in someone else, or, in life itself?
  • Living in the flow of life.
  • What’s hidden in our life that we don’t see but is there just the same. What are we missing because we are not trusting?
  • More on catastrophic thinking and auto pilot disaster programming that most of us have grown up with.
  • My new addiction and wondering if recovery is really possible. Popsicles??
  • Are “rules” real, or do we just make them up?
  • “It”, no matter what “it” is, always works out. We don’t know how, but if stay patient it always comes.

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Online Recovery Support – Episode 275

On this weeks show a quick reminder about www.portland detox.com and finding help in general no matter where you live.

  • More on Robin Williams and the different diagnoses and feelings about his and our pain and discomfort. When we hurt, we hurt.
  • We all seek to be loved, a lover, or love itself. Some different perspectives onfeeling love.
  • Happy Birthday!! and much gratitude to our supporters.
  • Relapse, and the use of antidepressants to avoid feelings. Some perspective on how antidepressants (while helpful at times) can also interfere with our healing steps and simply, feeling.

This and more on ORS 275!!

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Online Recovery Support – Episode 274

The majority of this weeks show is devoted to the life and passing of Robin Williams, his struggles with chemicals, and the incredibly complex and often misunderstood, Bipolar disorder.

Some step work review, and, “Where do I find my truth?”

This and more on ORS 274.

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Online Recovery Support – Episode 273

On this weeks show we look at The Root of the Problem in another episode of “Dean Speaks.”

  • My gratitude to our friend Angie for her contribution and support.
  • Turning down the noise in our minds.
  • Interested in Meditation candles? Contact Teresa @ teresa_mp9@yahoo.com
  • More examples of people doing what they Love……..
  • Centering ourselves in our bodies prior to mediating.
  • Listening to The Still Small Voice .

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Many thanks to all!!

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Online Recovery Support – Episode 272

More on the work of Viktor Frankl.

  • Sharing the message of recovery with others while maintaining healthy boundaries.
  • Drinking in recovery from opiates? NOT recommended.
  • Our fear, resistance, and avoidance of pain.
  • A review of the body mind connection, and some examples of our bodies ability to heal itself (if we allow it.)
  • Making space for the expansion of our consciousness.
  • Our capacity for Loving, and being Loved.
  • Worthiness and Self Love.

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Online Recovery Support – Episode 271

On this weeks show we visit the work of Viktor Frankl and the “Fish Head Soup” story.

  • Congratulations to Scott and his amazing journey navigating “the system” while remaining in recovery.
  • A réponse to a listeners comment/question about how to help those who may not want help.
  • A revisiting of “Raising the Bottom”.
  • When to help, when not to.
  • What happens when we let go of the attempt to control another persons behavior.
  • “Quit telling me what to do!!” People get better when they are ready, not when we want them to.
  • A reminder about Course in Miracles and The Presence Process.

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Online Recovery Support – Episode 270

Celexa and Lexapro, side effects include sleeping 20 hours a day!! A short story about same.

  • Antidepressants as a way of “checking out”?
  • A retelling of “The Bedwetting Story”.
  • Its all about Love!!
  • More on “external validation” and the Love of Self. (A continuation from last weeks show)
  • Healthy role models and getting our needs met, appropriately.
  • Settling for less.
  • YOU are a Spiritual being……….. and more than you think.
  • The wall of Narcissism and, letting “things” define me.
  • Another installment of “Dean speaks”.

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Online Recovery Support – Episode 269

Validation External vs.Internal. Where does it come from? Myself or my environment?

  • Where do I “do” my work?
  • Becoming my own source of goodness and abundance in my life.
  • Am I needy?
  • The story of Kurt getting “fired” by Larry :)
  • My “unmet” needs.
  • Our Inner Guidance. Listen or ???
  • A short talk about “parenting” an adult.
  • A recovery story from jail.
  • More on ego’s and vulnerability.

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Online Recovery Support – Episode 268

On this weeks show I share another personal story of healing and revisit “asking for help.”

  • A few words about CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and its usefulness in recovery work.
  • Sleep!!
  • Managing feelings that surface after years of repression.
  • Listening to the language of your body.
  • Living our life, our truth.
  • Learning “tools” for expression.

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Online Recovery Support – Episode 267

Happy Birthday and much gratitude to our good friend Stuart!!

Congratulations also to another awesome friend, Gene.

Thanks to Gene a gift from Gene we spend some time on a book called Refuge Recovery by Noah Levine that examines recovery fem a Buddhistr perspective.

  • Another benzodiazepine warning story.
  • A personal, emotional, and “real” story from Kurt’s life.
  • “Triggers” and the “Messengers” in our life.
  • How we insulate ourselves from pain.
  • Kurt violates a couple of The Four Agreements.

This and more, with our gratitude for all your support.

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