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wastedtime Jan 20, 2017 (09:20 AM)  

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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. 

wastedtime Jan 19, 2017 (08:10 AM)  

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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!

foxman Jan 11, 2017 (12:50 PM)  

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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.

Julie Jan 11, 2017 (12:41 PM)  

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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.

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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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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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Hi Julie,


I've followed Marc Lewis' site for a while now and really like the discussion forums. Great reference. Thanks for adding to the resources.

Dave

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I want to recommend a great website:  memoirs of the addicted brain.  It is written by Marc Lewis the neuroscientist who wrote the excellent book, "The Biology of Desire". The website contains lots of intelligent and thought-provoking discussion about addiction by scientists and people in recovery.

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Hi Emma,


Yes, it speaks to me as well. We hang on to so much nonsense that only serves to anchor us in place, and has no purpose except to keep us stuck in the past. The past is cement. We can do nothing to change it, however, we can consider the moment, take a step back if necessary to review our perspective, and decide our future. We decide our course of action, where we want to go. Listen to your heart when it speaks to you because your path belongs to you, no one else. What a great gift when you choose to accept it!

I like your attitude Emma. You inspire me, You're going to be fine. Looking forward to sharing your idea's and the journey.

All the best.


PS. I'm off tomorrow on a bit of R&R for a week so if I don't respond it's just because I no internet. Going to explore a new perspective I've wanted immerse myself for quite a while. So much to look forward to. :)

All the best,

Dave

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