I'm Amy, a recovering sex addict. This podcast, Worth Recovery, is my way of giving back and adding a woman's voice to sex addiction. I share my own recovery experiences and thoughts as I continue to keep myself on the road of recovery.
Episode 183: Holding Space
The longer I've been a coach and therapist, the more I realize recovery has a whole vocabulary all it's own! I use words people have never heard or analogies most have never heard of. So many times people ask me to define certain ideas, concepts, or words and want to know how it might work.
In today's episode, I define the concept of "Holding Space" and discuss why we need it, how we do it, and what gets in the way. Have you ever considered if you can hold space for yourself or what that would look like? Do you know the breakdown of what happens when we hold space for others or they hold space for us? What gets in the way of this happening for you? By the end of the episode you'll know all the answers and more!
Episode 182: Begin Again
Over and over, we begin again.
I believe the practice of beginning again is one of the single most significant gifts you can give yourself. This is the work of recovery. After several months of no new episodes and a few years of false starts and on and off again engagement, I begin again. Isn't that what we all do? We re-engage. We start over. We begin anew. Hopefully you'll have the courage to do the same in whatever area you need to in your life.
And hopefully you'll allow me to do that same.
All my love!
Episode 181: Can’t vs. Won’t
Do you feel stuck? Sometimes, during my 10 year sobriety journey, I have felt very stuck and very upset about being stuck. In this episode, I talk about how sometimes we keep ourselves stuck. Not all the time, but sometimes we are our worst enemy in what we are willing to do for our own recovery. You're not stuck because you can't, you're stuck because you won't.
Episode 180: Believing is Seeing - 10 Years Sober
Today, December 2, 2022, I celebrate 10 years sober. In this episode I talk about some of the thinking that had to change for me to achieve this accomplishment and how believing is seeing when it comes to our recovery.
Episode 179: Worth Reading - The Four Agreements
Continuing our Worth Reading series, I share one of the books that was fundamental to my mindset work. I was struggling with my people pleasing behaviors when my therapist recommended this book. In this episode, I share the pieces of this book that had the most influence on me.
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
Episode 178: Dimensions of Courtship - Part 2
In this second part, we continue our discussion about the 12 dimensions of courtship including intimacy, touching, foreplay, intercourse, commitment, and renewal. These later stages of courtship are some of the hardest things we do in relationships. These dimensions come from "Facing the Shadow" a workbook on sex addiction from Dr. Patrick Carnes.
Just discovered this amazing podcast recently when it was recommended by a wise woman in sa recovery and I’m so grateful! Smart, insightful , compassionate, real, and totally actionable stuff — love the book reviews too! I’m working my way through back episodes, thank you Amy!
I have been praying to know how to help my daughter. I had gone to the Ogden temple to receive direction. I came out and went to listen to a podcast and worth came up on my regular list. I thought ok what’s this ? Amy is the answer! I texted my daughter and said” I just found your best friend.” I contacted the people that she went to substance abuse rehab and said here is the core addiction. You need to listen to worth . Amy is so honest open and makes you feel very safe. I am sorry for ALL the hurt you have been through with your sex addiction Amy. On the other hand I can not thank you enough for the wisdom and inspiration you are! I sent my daughter a podcast episode to listen to. I pray she will choose to listen and meet her new best friend. ( I am not a pushy mom . I get truth present it and hope she chooses to partake. Bless you Amy!!!!!
I just discovered this podcast, and it has been vital to the start of my own recovery. It’s also well-spoken, and content is informative yet also healing. Thank you.