How to Overcome Any Addiction…

Posted in Videos on August 3, 2014 by brandy

Addiction

I have recently came across Teal Swan: The Spiritual Catalyst.  She has some great insight on many issues we face today.  Here is a video she did on: How to Overcome Any Addiction.  It has helped me and others very much.  I hope it does the same for you… <3!!!  BTW…I am celebrating 5 months of no alcohol….Yay!!!

Click here to watch…

Dharma Punx: Noah Levine

Posted in Time 4 Change with tags , , , , , , on February 20, 2014 by brandy

Noah LevineI can really relate to his story: Dharma Punx by: Noah Levine.  He  has been going “against the stream” his whole life. Early on, punk rock mirrored his own desire to smash through personal and social patterns of ignorance and delusion. Later, Buddhism offered the internal tools to skillfully and gently engage in this upstream journey.

Dharma Punx - Noah LevineNoah Levine is appealing to a new generation by blending the energy and action of punk with the wisdom and compassion of the Buddhist dharma. Punk rock and Buddhism share the fundamental philosophy that each of us creates our own reality. Real freedom is available as we learn to be aware in each moment, to take notice when we are caught in habitual streams of destructive thoughts or actions, and to experiment with consciously choosing to change those patterns.  He has some great audio recordings that talk about the 12 steps and buddhism.  A new journey of self discovery  and healing from suffering from any addiction….Click here for audio clips.

I’m Still Here

Posted in My Thoughts, Videos on February 17, 2014 by brandy

I am still here…. so much to say too little time.  I wanted to share this video of Lady Gaga about her drug/alcohol addiction.  I never really liked her music until now. Please watch…. Lets change the world together!

It’s time for a change!!!! LOL

Daily Meditations

Posted in Daily Meditations, Prayers with tags , , , , , on August 20, 2013 by brandy

falling
You should not dwell too much on the mistakes, faults, and failures of the past. Be done with shame and remorse and contempt for yourself.  With God’s help, develop a new self respect. Unless you respect yourself, others will not respect you. You ran a race, you stumbled and fell, you have risen again, and now you press toward the goal of a better life.  Do not stay to examine the  spot where you fell, only feel sorry for the delay, the shortsightedness that prevented you from seeing the real goal sooner.

Prayer for the Day:

I pray that I may not look back. I pray that I may keep picking myself up and making a fresh start each day.

TODAY

Posted in Daily Meditations with tags , , , , , on July 31, 2013 by brandy

Today
AA Thought For The Day:
This leaves only one day-today. Anyone can fight the battles of just one day. It is only when you and I add the burden of those two awful eternities, yesterday and tomorrow, that we break down. It is not the remorse or bitterness for something that happened yesterday or the dread of what tomorrow may bring. Let us therefore do our best to live but one day at a time.

Winter The Dolphin

Posted in My Thoughts with tags , , , , , on July 31, 2013 by brandy

Winter
Meet Winter The Dolphin…the famous star in the movie ” A Dolphin Tale”.  I wanted to share her story because she has inspired me so much.  This is her story below:

At only three months of age, Winter found herself wrapped tightly in a crab trap line and was unable to escape. She was rescued from Mosquito Lagoon (near Cape Canaveral) and transported to Clear Water Marine Aquarium to begin a long rehabilitation. Unfortunately, Winter lost her entire tail as well as two vertebrae a result of the serious injuries that she had sustained.

Although her story is intriguing, it is also very rare, as many dolphins unfortunately die in monofilament and crab trap lines. Despite the odds against survival, Winter’s energy and ability to adapt to her new physical form has surpassed the expectations of many experts. Winter has done amazingly well in the short time since her stranding. She has completely healed, adapted to a new swim pattern, and learned to eat fish on her own… about twelve pounds a day! She is growing quickly, and now weighs in at 230 pounds!

Me and my daughter came to see Winter here in Clearwater Beach, Florida. She is so amazing to see in person swimming away as if nothing was wrong with her… I am sharing this story because sometimes I feel like I have such a handicap by being an alcoholic.  Almost like loosing a limb and feeling like in some ways I do not fit in with the normal crowd or “drinkers”. I have recently felt down and out that I have this disease. But after witnessing this amazing creature and everything she has been thru and she is still going strong after all of it. This makes me feel so much better about where I am today and that this disease is actually making me stronger than I have ever felt before in my life. I am not giving up and I will continue my journey in sobriety and will hopefully inspire others who struggle with alcoholism as Winter has inspired so many people with handicaps. It is all about taking something that is so bad and turning it into something positively amazing! Living Strong… I would not feel this way if I was not an alcoholic and that I am truly grateful for!

Humility

Posted in My Thoughts with tags , , , , , on July 20, 2013 by brandy

humilityHumility is a strange thing…I guess I had been on that so called “pink cloud”  the first month or so of my sobriety.  The past week has been an emotional roller coaster.  One minute I am happy and positive and the next not so much.  Even in the midst of my mixed emotions I have not had the urge to drink, and that I am truly grateful for.  I am just not use to feeling everything and yes, when times got tough I drank… ok, I drank even when times were not tough.  This whole humility thing is such a fragile and beautiful thing.  I have never felt so much humility ever in my life…my sobriety gives me this.  Such a precious gift that even in the hard times I can stop and say at least I am sober… at least I know what it feels like to want to die.  Anything I feel now even if it is not all peachy and bubbly, at least I don’t feel like I did the last time I drank.  Being in recovery makes me feel human and alive.  It’s like being part of the 1% percent club..we are a special breed of people and we all get to share our experience, strength and hope.  Just as I am typing this makes me feel so much better about were I am in my life TODAY!!!