Episode 214: How to Turn Your Recovery Into Your Superpower
with Dianne A. Allen
This episode is very near and dear to my heart. In the past 40 years, I have been working with people who have dealt with serious addictions of all kinds. Even I struggled with some of my addictive kinds of things, too. I watched people suffer in misery, and gifted people go through silent pain and die of this disease. I’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly in how our legal and medical systems handle these cases.
The crucial fact that I learned is that your recovery can be your superpower. Whether you are battling with trauma, anxiety, depression, or substances, know that there is hope for you and the opportunity to change the narrative of your life. Yes, there’s a solution, and you will feel better.
Join me in this episode of Someone Gets Me —How to Turn Your Recovery Into Your Superpower. ▶️
Key points covered in this episode:
✔️ Recovery means “to feel better.” When somebody comes into my world, and they’re asking for my assistance in whatever capacity, I know that what they’re trying to say is “I feel miserable,” “I don’t know what to do,” or “help me feel better.” The first step is to assure that person that, yes, it’s never too late to heal, get better and get you where you want to go.
✔️ Be willing to do something different. The solutions to our situations vary for each of us, but the process is the same. Most people want to feel better, yet they don’t want to do much work about it. They don’t want to feel uncomfortable or go through the hard parts. You can WANT to change, but you must be WILLING to do things differently.
✔️ You can’t save your face and your butt at the same time. It is a necessity to link ourselves and others. In this journey towards seeking healing, we cannot do things alone. Being vulnerable, authentic, telling the truth, having inner integrity, and trusting someone to walk the road with us is the key to relieving and releasing the inner pain and suffering and getting back ourselves to heal fully.
✔️ Happiness activates the right karma. Understand that what you put out goes back in your life. When you think negative or judgmental thoughts, you may get it back in your life tenfold. Start getting aware and choose to be happy because, after all, it is a choice. Use your brain’s reticular activating system to rewire yourself – bringing more joy back into your world, which activates your capacity to listen more, care for others, being more generous and compassionate.
✔️ Talk, act and speak with kindness. Sometimes the kindest thing we can do for another person is to call out the deception. You don’t have to be mean or call them names, but tell the truth. That’s hard to do when you know you care about somebody, but believe me, bringing something to their attention that will bring them good is the best thing you can do.
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