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44 minutes | Feb 23, 2022
Episode 179: Worth Reading - The Four Agreements
Continuing our Worth Reading series, I share one of the books that was fundamental to my mindset work. I was struggling with my people pleasing behaviors when my therapist recommended this book. In this episode, I share the pieces of this book that had the most influence on me. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
40 minutes | Feb 16, 2022
Episode 178: Dimensions of Courtship - Part 2
In this second part, we continue our discussion about the 12 dimensions of courtship including intimacy, touching, foreplay, intercourse, commitment, and renewal. These later stages of courtship are some of the hardest things we do in relationships. These dimensions come from "Facing the Shadow" a workbook on sex addiction from Dr. Patrick Carnes.
33 minutes | Feb 9, 2022
Episode 177: Dimensions of Courtship, Part 1
The goal of sex addiction recovery isn't sobriety. Sobriety is a tool we use. But the actual goal of sex addiction recovery is that you have amazing relationships! Relationships that bring renewal and energy to your life! Relationships that fill you and become an asset to you. These types of relationships require an understanding of what Courtship is and the different dimensions that courtship can follow. Thankfully, Dr. Patrick Carnes has outlined these dimensions and given us a pattern we could follow to help us learn new skills. Using these dimensions I discuss where we can sometimes get stuck and what skills we need to get ourselves unstuck as we work to improve our relationships.
36 minutes | Feb 2, 2022
Episode 176: Models of Addiction
For decades we've been viewing addiction through the disease lens. Before that, it was a moral failing. What is next as we increase our knowledge and understanding about what addiction exactly is and how it starts in our lives? In this episode I share how my view of addiction has changed over time and how I gauge what is helpful in my own recovery from addiction.
38 minutes | Jan 26, 2022
Episode 175: Worth Reading - ”Ready to Heal”
Worth Reading is a series of podcasts where I share my review of books that have had meaning to me throughout the recovery process. Today I reflect on "Ready to Heal: Breaking Free of Addictive Relationships" by Kelly McDaniel. Kelly does a beautiful job explaining some of the unique considerations that need to be made for women in recovery from love, relationship, or sex addiction. I share some of the most meaningful insights she provides and expand on how they impacted me in recovery.
42 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
Episode 174: Long Term Recovery
In December 2021, I celebrated my 9 year sobriety anniversary. Wow! 9 Years Sober! One of my clients asked me, what has changed in my life since becoming sober? In this episode I share my top 10 changes in my life with longer term sobriety and recovery. I hope this helps you think about where you're going in recovery and what longer term sobriety and recovery and help you achieve!
38 minutes | Jan 12, 2022
Episode 173: Leveling Up
Evolution is a necessary part of life. As we grow and change, it is necessary to reevaluate our recovery and our life. Our beliefs, practices, thinking patterns and perspectives need to change and keep up with our growth. In this episode I discuss how evolution happens and how we can evaluate our recovery to level up. You can download the episode worksheet here.
33 minutes | Jan 5, 2022
Episode 172: Implementation Framework
Happy New Year! Welcome to 2022! After a long hiatus of podcasting, I'm at it again. January is my favorite month of the year. I simply LOVE New Year's, and every year make a major plan with goals, accountability charts, and even a PowerPoint presentation for motivation! In this episode, we explore how to implement a change in a way that will last. Vision + Skills + Incentives + Resources + Action Plan = Sustainable Change You can download the diagram here.
62 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Episode 171: BDSM with Kristal Garcia
Sexuality is unique for each person. However, abuse is never a healthy part of sexuality. In this episode, I explore the connection between BDSM and abuse with Kristal Garcia. Kristal is a self-identified recovering sex and love addict. Her story can be found on a previous episode of Worth Recovery. Here we define and discuss what exactly BDSM is and the challenges of this community. More information about Kristal can be found here: https://www.openheartsunite.org/
29 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
Episode 170: Motivation
Motivation.... how do you get it? how do you keep it? how do you refuel it? This is one of the most common questions I get! So in this episode I share with you my ideas on how to find and keep motivation. I spell out a three part plan and share some of my own experiences. Remember: Motivation comes to me from the inside, I am my own motivator! Until next time, Amy Episode 001: My Recovery Plan
41 minutes | Jan 27, 2021
Episode 169: Worth Reading - Alcoholics Anonymous
New Series Announcement! I'm super excited to start a new series this month - Worth Reading. The 4th week of every month this year we will discuss or explore a book that had significant impact in my own recovery journey. We will start today with Alcoholics Anonymous - Big Book. In this episode I discuss my love for reading and why reading has always meant so much to me. Then we explore the history of the Big Book and how it paved the way for so many of the recovery resources available today. Last, I go chapter by chapter and share with you some of my favorite quotes and how they impacted my recovery. What books have impacted your recovery?
21 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
Episode 168: Intent and Impact
One of the questions people consistently ask me is about the ONE THING that made the difference in my recovery. That is an impossible question to answer, of course. And I give my best attempt in this episode. Let me share with you part of my journey to self-awareness.
79 minutes | Jan 13, 2021
Episode 167: Women's Stories Series - Lisa
Continuing my work to get more and more women's recovery stories out there - que Lisa. She is amazing. I was truly inspired by her compassion and empathy towards those she encountered on her road to recovery. I am honored to bring her story to you. Remember, when we share our story or hear the stories of others, a new piece in our own life heals. That was definitely the case with Lisa. I'm forever grateful for her willingness to share so much with us!
27 minutes | Jan 6, 2021
Episode 166: Loving Yourself Through the Process
2020 was not my best year. While I learned a lot and had some great opportunities and wins, there were many things that didn't happen. I'm calling it the year of false starts. It took a toll on me and on Worth Recovery. However, I'm doing the work to change that. In this episode I discuss how shame and guilt have kept me frozen and not moving forward and how learning to love myself through the process has been the most rewarding.
84 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
Episode 165: Women's Stories Series: Kristal
What an amazing opportunity to have Kristal Garcia on the podcast! I was inspired by her radical self-love and forgiveness. I was challenged by her confidence and boldness. I was changed by her story. Every time I hear the story of another woman, a little piece of my heart heals. That was definitely the case here. You can read about Kristal and hear here stories here: https://www.kristaldenisegarcia.com/ The video that inspired me that I cite on the episode is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUPLBdWyHL8
28 minutes | Sep 8, 2020
Episode 164: Tending to Our Emotions
Emotions. They are beautiful and make us human AND they are difficult and can make us fearful. In this episode I share with you a recent problem I had with tending to my own emotions. I hope you take some time today and tend to your emotions.
57 minutes | Jul 13, 2020
Episode 163: Women's Stories Series - Rosario
I love having guests on the podcast. I love it even more when they are women sharing their own recovery journey. Rosario is a brave young woman sharing her battle with sex and love addiction. She discusses her struggle with religion and relationships. She shares how bad it got and what made it better. She talks about how self-compassion is the way she started to find healing and what her recovery looks like today. I'm on a journey to share as many women's stories as I can during the rest of 2020! Do you want to share your story? It doesn't matter where you are in your recovery journey - at the beginning or many years in - your story is important and can make a huge difference for people. I'd love to have you on the podcast! Reach out! firstname.lastname@example.org and let's make it happen!
36 minutes | Jun 24, 2020
Episode 162: The Connection Crisis
Connection is such a necessary part of life. Yet, for so many reasons it feels scary and unsafe. With everything else going on the world right now - pandemics, civil unrest, social distancing, protests, etc. - connection is every more essential than ever. Why? Try this Ted Talk by Johann Hari Or this one by Brene Brown In this episode I discuss why we need connection and the offer four invitations for you to connect. 1. Worth Recovery Women's Stories Series 2. The Worth Circle - online FaceBook support group 3. Recovery Coaching 4. Call and connect with me - go to the Recovery Coaching page and schedule a call with me. I'd love to connect, even if you're not interested in coaching.
32 minutes | Apr 27, 2020
Episode 161: Privilege, Pandemic & Pacing
There is a whole lot going on right now. As we grasp for information we don't have a whole lot of expectations are being put on us and how we should be responding to this pandemic. Truth is we're living in unprecedented times. Times that have never before been experienced by anyone currently alive. It's important, now more than ever, that we truly understand ourselves, our position, and our pace. I burnt out quickly the first few weeks of quarantine and was a mess by week 3. In this episode, I share some of the thinking that helped me pull myself together again. I hope it's helpful for you. And a reminder: Always stay kind. Poem referred to in the episode: https://www.oprahmag.com/entertainment/a31747557/and-the-people-stayed-home-poem-kitty-omeara-interview/ Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: https://www.simplypsychology.org/maslow.html ======================== Announcements: I’d love to connect with you! If you want to talk about coaching, the worth circle, online sex addiction groups – OR if you just want to talk to someone who gets it – schedule a time with me here: https://worthrecovery.com/recovery-coaching/ Interested in learning more about the Worth Circle? Awesome, I’d love to tell you. You can either schedule a time to talk to me above or check out the website with more information here: https://worthrecovery.com/worthcircle/ Want to join my sex addiction groups for women starting in May, 2020? I’d love to have you! You can email me, schedule a time to talk or read more here: https://www.healingpathsrecovery.com/events/ You can always email me: email@example.com
61 minutes | Apr 21, 2020
Episode 160: Women's Stories - The Grace Spot
Alice Taylor is the author of "Restored: A Women's Guide to Overcoming Pornography", a book full of amazing, practical tools to help you in your recovery. She generously agreed to share her story with us as part of our Women's Stories series. I'm grateful for her courage. You can read more about her story and order Restored at her website: https://thegracespot.com/ =============================== Announcements: I’d love to connect with you! If you want to talk about coaching, the worth circle, online sex addiction groups – OR if you just want to talk to someone who gets it – schedule a time with me here: https://worthrecovery.com/recovery-coaching/ Interested in learning more about the Worth Circle? Awesome, I’d love to tell you. You can either schedule a time to talk to me above or check out the website with more information here: https://worthrecovery.com/worthcircle/ Want to join my sex addiction groups for women starting in May, 2020? I’d love to have you! You can email me, schedule a time to talk or read more here: https://www.healingpathsrecovery.com/events/ You can always email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
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