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Honest talk from a 1971-born Scotsman who got sober in 2005 and quit opioids in 2017. No holds barred - philosophy, spirituality, addiction, recovery, mental health, pressures of life, gratitude — these are all parts of my life that I talk about at length.

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Honest talk from a 1971-born Scotsman who got sober in 2005 and quit opioids in 2017. No holds barred - philosophy, spirituality, addiction, recovery, mental health, pressures of life, gratitude — these are all parts of my life that I talk about at length.

    Episode 134: The Pros and Cons of AA

    Episode 134: The Pros and Cons of AA

    Whether you're for or against the 12-step program of Alcoholics Anonymous, there can be no doubt that, for some, it works. I'm one of those people for whom it works ... so far. It did what I needed it to do - gave me a blueprint for not picking up a drink for a day at a time. Those days have now added up to more than 16 years, for the first 10 of which I was a regular AA attender.


    These are some rambly thoughts that were inspired by an interesting tweet thread I read that was started by Curtis Evans. See the link below to the original tweet.


    Links

    Tweets from Curtis Evans
    The Real AA: Behind the Myth of 12-Step Recovery, by Ken Ragge
    Dopesick
    The Artist's Way, by Julia Cameron


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    Episode 133: Diet and Exercise Feedback Loop

    Episode 133: Diet and Exercise Feedback Loop

    I'm walking in what little daylight there is in Scotland at this time of year to go and pick up my refill of Metformin.


    Links:
    August Bradley's Pilars, Pipelines and Vaults Life Operating System

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    Episode 132: What Step 3 of AA Means to Me

    Episode 132: What Step 3 of AA Means to Me

    Watch the video of this episode here: https://youtu.be/_ZwSKAQks_M


    Step 3 in Alcoholics Anonymous is the first time in the 12 steps that God is mentioned. For that reason, it's sometimes seen as being a tricky step to take newcomers through.


    It doesn't need to be complicated though. It's not religious, it's not ideological, it's not dogmatic. It's just deciding to acknowledge that you're not in control, which you already kinda know anyway, right?


    "But if only it weren't for ..."


    Yeah, that! That's what needs to go, and that's the bit that's really hard in day-to-day recovery. But non-addicts don't think about this stuff as much as we in recovery do. Thats' where the 'grateful' alcoholic comes from. We can change the world by changing ourselves, by simply making that decision.


    That got kinda preachy, didn't it? You see? Step 3 can be hard! Watch the video and hopefully, it'll help you to understand that it can be as easy as pie, and who doesn't like pie?




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    • 12 min
    Episode 131: Self Sabotage

    Episode 131: Self Sabotage

    Everytime I start to get momentum, I seem to sabotage it. Why is that?

    • 13 min
    Episode 130: Resistance is Futile

    Episode 130: Resistance is Futile

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    • 30 min
    Episode 129: Grocery Shopping and Despair

    Episode 129: Grocery Shopping and Despair

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