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The kind of sadness you feel at the end of summer. When the fireflies are gone, the ponds have dried up and the plants are wilted, weary from being so green. Honorable Mention. I have not personally read or finished the following books but they are on my list and everyone in the recovery community swears by them, so here you go. Annie Grace has a great podcast and YouTube channel for people looking for additional resources and tools.
Where I diverge from Annie Grace is believing in the notion of controlling or reducing alcohol.
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I admittedly have this book by Ann Dowsett Johnson in my library and started it back in but have since forgotten it. I will finish it eventually. Drink is not an addiction memoir so much as an investigative look into why women, specifically, drink and despite my mindset at the time of reading it, I did find it fascinating.
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I also appreciate that she interviewed top psychiatrists and neuroscientists for this book to get a better understanding of what drives us to become addicted to alcohol. In this book, McRaven shares the top ten principles he learned during Navy Seal training and how they can transform a life.
The first one is easy — every morning, make your bed. Personally, making my bed first thing helps me start my day from a place of calm. The bed looks neat and orderly, I can keep trudging through. Meditation has transformed my life, truly. I would not be where I am today or sober without it. That being said, it did NOT overnight transform my life.
I love this book because Dan Harris has such a realistic, genuine take on meditation as a transformational tool. His story is compelling. Enter, begrudgingly, the world of meditation.
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Read this book. Listen to his podcast. Trust me! Because many people live habitually as if the present moment were an obstacle that they need to overcome in order to get to the next moment. And imagine living your whole life like that, where always this moment is never quite right, not good enough because you need to get to the next one. That is continuous stress. Oh, how I love this book by Mark Manson. Life is never going to be all sunshine and rainbows, so what to do?
First, drop that fluffy nonsense. Second, get a reality check. Life is inherently unfair. Manson argues that there are only so many f cks we have the capacity to give in this life, so we need to choose them wisely. His tell-it-like-it-is style is super refreshing. At the core of this book is the idea that by understanding how habits work, you have the power to change bad ones and reinforce good ones.
I personally find it so compelling because Duhigg does a wonderful job of showing what this looks like in the real world with anecdotes from individuals to businesses to Olympic athletes. But with time and effort, almost any habit can be reshaped. He has a fascinating ability to weave seemingly disparate anecdotes together to create a picture of some ultimate truth. His books are interesting and will change the way you view the world.
Outliers is fantastic because it dispels a lot of the magical thinking we have about what makes great people so great. High-achievers are not special unicorns, it turns out. This book will help you see the world, and your own potential, much more clearly. But it is striking how often it is overlooked. We are so caught in the myths of the best and the brightest and the self-made that we think outliers spring naturally from the earth.
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We look at the young Bill Gates and marvel that our world allowed that thirteen-year-old to become a fabulously successful entrepreneur. Our world only allowed one thirteen-year-old unlimited access to a time sharing terminal in If a million teenagers had been given the same opportunity, how many more Microsofts would we have today? A lot of us drink because we are trying to escape ourselves and our lives. My journey includes constantly striving to understand myself and the human experience more, learning about success, and then find some courage to go after it.
Striving and doing hard things makes me feel better about myself and the better I feel, the less I want to drink. I say this with the caveat of some people will try their damndest and never make it in this world. Greatness is many, many individual feats, and each of them is doable. I listen to his podcast and feel instantly motivated. This guy knows his stuff and constantly shares it with people. Through this pursuit, he gifted us all with his book Tools of Titans. The frank way the book addresses the sensitive issues of alcoholism and domestic violence, and the vivid recall and dramatic impact with which some scenes are described, make this a powerful testament.
Both inspirational and informative, also about the role AA played in her life once she admitted she had a problem.
Behind the Curtain: A Journey to Sobriety
The author stopped drinking 33 years ago and after achieving sobriety her career flourished and she opened her own business in She is now in her seventies and semi-retired, and has grandchildren who regard her as a "cool gran," something that would not have been possible if she hadn't stopped drinking. The manuscript would not only appeal to help-seeking addicts or to those already in rehab, but very strongly, too, to family members and friends of such persons who are often in great need of information and support. This is a personal testimony that will be helpful to many people.
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