Happy Friday, Nation!
As the week comes to a close, I am so glad that the weekend is here! Have you started prepping for Thanksgiving yet?
This will be our last newsletter until the Tryptophan from the turkey hits us and Thanksgiving is said and done! I’ll be flying up to Boston next week to surprise my best friend and I will definitely be missing the Florida sunshine. (Let’s just please take a moment and pray he’s not reading this)
This time of year I see most of human-kind either in a flurry from preparing food and shopping lists for black Friday. (Let’s just call it what it is, which is a holiday itself). Or, they’re a tizzy full of anxiety in preparation to see family. But, some of them are nostalgically reminiscing of the past year and how grateful they are. Don’t get me wrong, some of these people can be a combination of all three, but I happen to (attempt) take part in just the latter.
Gratitude can be so simple, yet can change our whole lives around. It can turn a terrible day into a good day and a good day into an even better one. But, even as we sit around the table with loved ones and our hearts are filled with joy, we must remember that gratitude it is something that can be practiced year round.
What are you grateful for today? How can you practice this, not only in the third week of November, but every week of the year?
Happy Thanksgiving, SoberNation! We are grateful for each and every one of you!
We’ve got some great stuff for you this week! Have a safe and sober holiday!
From The White House To Hollywood
On this week’s episode of “Recovery Unscripted,” Steve Ford, son of Former President, Gerald Ford, and addiction awareness pioneer, Betty Ford, shares his personal journey about living in the White House and his own battle with addiction, ultimately leading to a new life in recovery.
No, you don’t have to be Gandhi to be spiritual! Do you feel your life is lacking? Do you want to find a bigger purpose? We’ve created our second course on Sobriety Engine,and can’t wait for you to check it out! This course offers a week’s worth of practical lessons, feedback, exercises and readings designed to guide you on a path of self-discovery.
You’re A Survivor
God know’s we’ve been through turbulent waters with the life our addiction brought. One common characteristic in recovery is that we all show perseverance. This featured T-Shirt from New Lyfe Clothing features a ship of going through those waters and takes a modern twist on a traditional design.
Take Control Of Your Health
If we’re not taking strides forward, we’re only moving backwards, right? A good friend of mine recently went through a weight loss transformation and shed a whopping 120 pounds. In this weeks Podcast he goes in depth about his own experience and we discuss alarming statistics regarding our nations health and the health care industry. Stay informed, my friends!
Jace has Been To Treatment Nine Times
In this week’s “Far From Finished” Podcast, Jace shares about his methamphetamine addiction. When he was on meth he would lie to anyone to get what he wanted. He would do anything to get high. Today, he has a job that he loves and he’s engaging in healthy relationships. He feels happy in recovery, a feeling he’s never felt before.
The Doctor Is In
This past week, Cover2 Resources interviews Dr. Brown. Dr. Brown is a the Chief Medical Officer at Meridian Healthcare in Youngstown, Ohio serving individuals and families struggling with addiction. Dr. Brown goes into medication based treatment, affordability of programs, and chronic relapse. Three hot topic subjects in the industry.