If you’re anything like I was before recovery, you were (or maybe still are) unable to be honest much of time. Some of that dishonesty has to do with not trusting others. If you grew up in a chaotic or unsafe environment, that makes sense. Lying was self protective. However, now that we’re adults and can choose who we surround ourselves with, it’s easier to be around safe and caring others.
The thing that’s news to me is that honesty requires trusting *myself* too! It’s not just about trusting other people. Now that I can trust myself to take care of myself, to set boundaries and enforce them, I don’t feel the need to lie like I used to. That includes trusting myself not to put myself in harm’s way and to now surround myself with safe, caring and respectful others.
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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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