Holidays. Holy Daze! This time of year, more than others, many people indulge and over-indulge. The effect on our relationships of drinking, eating, spending, using pot, and other “escape hatches” can be intensely negative, but also hard to pinpoint. In this episode, I’m getting specific about the damage my food addiction did in my life & marriage and giving you tools to address any compulsions or addictions you identify in yourself. I’ll also share what to do (and what not to!) if you suspect your sweetheart has a problem.
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Stepping into recovery has opened up new vistas for me... New possibilities. There’s a depth and a sweetness in my marriage, and also my relationship with myself and my relationship with the Divine, that I couldn't have even imagined when I first began.
- Michele Lisenbury Christensen
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It’s really vulnerable to share the story of my addiction and to admit publicly how powerless I am about what I eat. But if sharing my story helps even one person see that they don’t have to struggle daily forever with their own addiction, it will absolutely have been worth it.
I deeply hope this episode has helped you yourself and/or a loved one with more compassion and hope.
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My favorite books on recovery (notably, all by actual addicts, not just clinicians who try to help without having walked the path:
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts - Gabor Maté
Recovery―The Sacred Art: The Twelve Steps as Spiritual Practice - Rabbi Rami Shapiro
Twenty Four Hours a Day - a daily thought I read first thing every single morning