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Day 12: Cultivate Peace Within & Live in the Moment

Day 12 of 12 Days of Emotional Sobriety There is no better time than the holidays to cultivate a feeling of peace within. Most people these days are increasingly busy making it a challenge to stay mindful and present to

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Day 11: Be of Service to Others

Day 11 of 12 Days of Emotional Sobriety The third pillar of recovery, after personal recovery and unity with the fellowship, are acts of service. This takes us out beyond our own self-interest and allows us to, often for the

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Day 10: Give Others the Benefit of the Doubt

Day 10 of 12 Days of Emotional Sobriety Sometimes people’s intentions are malicious – but most of the time they are not. Most people do not set out to intentionally hurt others.  And yet, it’s impossible to be close to

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Day 9: Practice Gratitude

Day 9 of 12 Days of Emotional Sobriety One of the most powerful tools in your recovery toolkit is gratitude. It’s impossible to feel sorry for ourselves when we are being grateful. That does not mean dismissing real emotional pain.

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Day 8: Be Realistic

Day 8 of 12 Days of Emotional Sobriety Many addicts suffer from ‘fantasy functioning’. We come by it honestly, if we have grown up with a lack of healthy, positive role models for life. In attempts to compensate for low self-esteem,

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