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SobrietyWoD Thought of the Day 1/10/18 Neighbors and Comparison

Without others, I don’t exist. I can’t be cruel, I can’t love, I can’t help or hurt, I can’t respect, I can’t give, I can’t receive, I can’t be unselfish, I can’t teach, I can’t learn, I can’t share. Without you, there is no me. Without knowing you, I can’t know me....

SobrietyWoD Thought of the Day 1/8/18 How is your ring dip?

In CrossFit we have a movement called the Muscle-Up. It’s sexy. Therefore, it is a desirable achievement. It involves jumping up and grabbing onto two rings and performing a movement that changes the athletes position from hanging below the rings to supporting himself...

SobrietyWoD Thought of the Day 1/7/18 Time Under Tension

In strength training, time under tension refers to how long you spend putting muscular effort into an exercise. Lets think about a simple exercise like the shoulder press. Holding the load on your shoulders in not extremely difficult. Holding the load over your head...

SobrietyWoD Thought of the Day 1/5/18

Exposure leads to discomfort. Discomfort leads to desperation. Desperation leads to change. When Arnold Schwarzenegger wanted a 6 pack, he wore a half-shirt around the gym so everyone could see his gut hanging out. That provided the necessary discomfort for change....

SobrietyWoD Thought of the Day 1/4/18 Outside the Box

My recovery is affected way more by what happens in my life outside of the rooms than what happens in them. It is great that I find myself able to act unselfishly, listen to people, share hope, serve, and love unconditionally while in recovery specific situations like...

SobrietyWoD Thought of the Day 1/3/18 We Admitted

If we just meditated on that for a few minutes. We admitted.... How long did that take? Step 1 could have started with “We knew” or “We realized” but it starts with “We admitted.” Admitted assumes we already knew. For many of us, we knew for a long time. If not knew,...

SobrietyWoD Thought of the Day 1/2/18 Bracketing

“If our program works for Olympic Skiers and overweight, sedentary homemakers then it will work for you.” -Greg Glassman, Foundations “If our spiritual program works for those with the loftiest schooling and SAT scores, and the least educated, down and out...

SobrietyWoD Thought of the Day 1/1/18 Projection

Addiction, I’ve learned is all about ego. Excessive self-interest, self-concern, self-centeredness, self-absorption. “How do I look?” “What do they think of me?” “How did that sound?” “What will happen to me?” “Who will look out for me if I don’t?” Recovery, I’ve...