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Julie Jul 06, 2017 (12:05 PM)  

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Thanks Dave for the recommendation!  I will check this out.  I listen to a lot of podcasts.  The Bubble Hour has been a source of inspiration for me these past few years. 

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Podcasts are a great source of knowledge and a typically free to listen to......


There is a really good one called "The Over-whelmed Brain" Personal Growth for Critical Thinking. 

Lot's of good stuff on there.




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Here's an interesting start point for those that need some extra motivation on week 1......


http://thesoberschool.com/start-here/

It's free and you'll get a daily email for the 7 days with a video from Kate and PDF workbooks to go along with it. The first week can be pretty tough. The extra motivation will help you along. Stay focused!

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Thanks Foxman!  I'll look into that today!

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I saw "The Shift" featuring Wayne Dyer on Youtube, really nice. 

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Thanks for starting this thread about resources.
 
I watched My Name was Bette yesterday and it was sobering, literally.  If there's anyone out there wondering what long term alcohol abuse could lead to, this is the documentary to watch. 
 
Wasted, from the Nature of Things which was also fascinating and informative.   
 
I think I'm going to read Marc Lewis' Biology of Desire next.  
 
Thanks again to everyone who has suggested resources!

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Cool deal. Will give it a try. I have been meditating on Binaural beats for 15 minutes daily with the head phones.

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I have been using a great resource since the new year.  The app "Insight Timer" is free and there is a 365 Meditation Challenge which is a great resource if you are looking to begin meditation but not sure where to start.  Day one begins with an introduction and one minute of meditating.  Day two builds with more info and a two minute meditation.  This meditation course continues for 20 days.  Start at Day one and try it out.  There are lots of other guided meditations if you so choose and the app will track your progress.

Julie Aug 18, 2016 (04:46 PM)  

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Lately, I have been listening to a wonderful podcast that really feeds my soul: Krista Tippett's "On Being".  It is full of interviews of poets, philosophers, writers, artists, musicians, religious leaders, researchers etc; people who are grappling with life's challenges and meaning.  

Interviews include Mary Oliver, Eckhart Tolle, Dalai Lama, Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist), Thich Nhat Hanh, Yo-Yo Ma, Maya Angelou, Brene Brown, etc etc.  I have found many new thinkers and artists to explore further.  I am finding it an exciting listen for my recovering heart and mind.


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I have found meditation to be a wonderful tool for grounding me and helping me to regulate my moods.  If you are interested in exploring meditation, there is a great app "Insight Timer" which has guided meditations, groups where you can ask questions, music, and lots more. Another resource that I found helpful to structure, inform and motivate me at the beginning is the book "Mindfulness: An Eight Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World".  Really the only requirement is to begin to make a little time each day and begin to sit quietly.  If you are interested, there are many books available to help with your understanding of meditation.

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Very interesting how they found, by scan, the difference in the brain of an alcoholic and a non alcoholic and how some medicine can help. There is also a section for relatives and partners to better cope with the addicted. The documentary is only available to Canada though the rest is open at large

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Here is the link http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/episodes/wasted

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Tx Julie, I will try to find it online

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Julie Jan 21, 2016 (06:24 PM)  

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On CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Channel) tonight (January 21st) at 8:00 p.m. is the show "The Nature of Things" with an episode called "Wasted".  It is  a documentary by Mike Pond,  a psychotherapist and alcoholic with 5 years sobriety and his partner.  I think it will be an interesting watch about his journey and current addiction treatment and research.  I would think it would be available online too.  

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I'm reading a book on healing the emotional trauma's that lead to alcohol abuse (but not limited to alcohol abuse). It's an excellent book. There is a reference to a poem in there that may resonate with some here if you haven't come across before...... :



Hope you take something away from it that may open up ideas....

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