Episode 103: How to Go from Black-and-White Thinking to Seeing the Gray


Most people in recovery have or have had lives filled with chaos on dysfunction. When we’re surrounded by chaos, we’re frequently “activated” as if on alert, which means it’s hard to think clearly. One of the ways our thinking gets distorted is that we see things only in stark contrast – like the stark contrast between the colors black and white. In order to be able to see and experiences the nuances of life (the gray area) we have to slow down, stop dissociating and  become calm. Reaching out to others to get feedback on our perspective is also helpful. Learn more in this episode.

You might also find these episodes helpful:
#8 Learning to Pause
#9 Reaching Out to Others
BONUS episode: What to Do When You’re Triggered (between ep # 93 and #94)

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What is Fragmented to Whole: Life Lessons from 12 Step Recovery?

This is the podcast “Fragmented to Whole: Life Lessons from 12 Step Recovery.” It will help people who want to heal to move from fragmented to whole.

Hi, I’m Barb! I share my experience, strength and hope from 12 step recovery in each episode. They’re all 20 minutes or less. Unlike most recovery podcasts where you hear a person’s whole story, in this one each episode is about a specific topic.

There are many life lessons from 12 step recovery that are applicable to those in and outside of recovery. This podcast brings some of those lessons to the airwaves, including such topics as learning acceptance, recognizing and overcoming victim mentality and establishing healthy boundaries.

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