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Tap Into You – Do You Believe???????

How many times in our lives have we not done something simply because we didn’t believe in ourselves, simply because we didn’t think we were deserving or worthy, simply because we was afraid that we would fail?

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Founder Warrior Foundation.


The answer to that question is easy, too many times we have used these excuses to avoid doing something cause of fear, doubt, or uncertainty. The thought of failure for many of us is a looming distraction that ultimately keeps us from achieving the greatness that each one of us was created to be.

 

 

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We cannot tap into our full potential and we cannot be the Kings and Queens we were created to be by continuing to allow society, or another individual to tell us who we are and what we can or cannot do. We must face our fears, no matter how hard it may be it’s vital to our growth. We must overcome the doubt, and stop putting limits on ourselves and what we are capable of. We must quit allowing outside forces to define who we are, we are good enough, smart enough,pretty enough, and deserving of the life we are striving to live.

It is my challenge to you to begin tapping into your full potential each and every day. Show no mercy. Hold back nothing. Step into greatness where you were born to be. God bless you my friends.

 

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Vulnerability Is Powerful and Beautiful

There is something about tearing down all those walls it took years to build and kicking fears ass. It takes a great amount of courage to be vulnerable, to take the mask off and show the truest version of yourself to the world. That courage takes you to a whole new level of living a life on purpose. The beauty of vulnerability is that we are changing ourselves and the lives of others. By being vulnerable we are not only showing the world we accept and love ourselves as we are but that we accept and love each other. Vulnerability radiates compassion and that alone brings in and gives a tremendous amount of support.

You Are Not Your Past

You have started over and it’s time to grab a hold of the NOW. Your past does not define you, nor does your addiction. Everything is fresh and new and it’s time to step out of the shadows of the past. Who you are is a culmination of all things beautiful and tragic leading up to what you are made of and who you are. You will forever continue to grow emotionally through life experiences if you put the work into recovery.

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Who you are will change every day because each moment adds to the nature of our being, not just one event. You are seeing the world, people, places and events and most importantly yourself through a new set of eyes. There is nothing, absolutely nothing that you can do to change the past, it’s over and done with. Nothing good will ever come out of going back time and time again with the “I wish I would have done this”, or “I wish I wouldn’t have done that”. You are here, right here in this very moment and you have all the power within you to appreciate the tolerable, if not beautiful moments now.

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You Have the Ability to Control Your Thoughts

More than likely you have had thousands and thousands of negative thoughts about yourself and your life. Stop! There is no need to sabotage the love for yourself, your family, or life for that matter any longer. Believe it or not, we are not here to live in misery although many of us have been through some very difficult life lessons. You have the ability to control how much energy you put into the negative and into the positive thoughts that come to your mind.

The truth is no one is positive 100% of the time; life makes that impossible because of the events we must go through that are out of our control but necessary for human growth. Of course you can’t help it when something triggers and a thought that is painful, unpleasant or downright unbearable; but you have the ability to take that negative thought and focus on something positive and positivity trumps negativity every time! It is imperative you do this for the way we think is the way we live, the way we learn to love ourselves again.

Doing this opens up the allowance of receiving positive things back into your life. If you put practice into this, and I mean on every thought you have, the more pleasant your thoughts become and when you get really good at it, it will start coming to you naturally. We think becomes what we attract. If you want a life filled with an abundance of love, laughter, friends, better jobs, closer relationships start focusing on controlling your thoughts now! When you start to have a better outlook on life and you shift that energy from negative to positive your whole world changes. You have paid your dues, you deserve to live a happy life regardless of your past.

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Even Without Anything You Are Everything

Through your life of addiction you may have lost family members, relationships, homes, friendships, jobs, your driving privileges or custody of your children and you may have lost it all at the same time like I did. Although there is a deep level of pain that comes with losing it all, there is a tremendous blessing in it. You may have been stripped of everything that gave you an identity, all things you were attached to; but the beauty comes from being alone and without attachments, so that you are forced to look at yourself and find who your truly are. You have been humbled, the ego has been deflated or completely removed. With this come a great amount of clarity and a perfect time to find out who you are and you need look where you may have never looked before.

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The opportunity is here now to dig beyond who you thought you were and discover the nature of your being, who you truly are deep down in your soul and you will be surprised at just how much beauty you will find when you allow yourself and dedicate yourself to digging down deep enough.

You now have the ability to be present and start appreciating what you have and not what you don’t. This takes patience, guidance and discipline. We are told “To seek through prayer and meditation”, meditation is often overlooked because we are so accustomed to asking through prayer for what we need. When you meditate you find what you already have everything you need. You don’t have to be a Yogi to do this, you don’t have to climb mountains or travel the world! You can do this wherever and whenever you like. Through proper guidance and discipline you will find that everything you ever needed is in you already; faith, love, beauty, courage, compassion, companionship, will, acceptance, passion, authenticity, and forgiveness. It is when you find that, there is nothing that will hold the value that you once gave it and you will never feel alone.

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You Can Be the Person You Want To Be

You are free! You surrendered to the addiction and you are a Warrior! You are a bad ass! You have done one of the hardest things in life. You are taking control back over your life and you no longer are the person alcohol made you think that you were. You are unstoppable now. So go back to a time when you had big dreams, go back to a time when you had a passion for something that you didn’t pursue because the addiction or fear may have held you back. If that passion is still running deep, make your dreams a reality my friend for you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. It is time to be who you were meant to be from the very beginning of your existence; YOU!

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meditationMeditation Works! Who Knew?

By: Lisa
What the heck is Meditation?

Whatever it was, I was sure it wasn’t for me….sounded a bit ‘out there’. I eat meat, don’t you know!

About two months into Sobriety, I took a Compassion workshop for a day, and this also included a bit of guided Meditation.

My first understanding of Meditation was that it was ‘thinking about nothing’ – and I assumed you had to be in a totally quiet place.  The odd time I had tried it my mind kept racing to all sorts of random places and wouldn’t be quiet.

All too hard………….

I have come a long way since those beliefs.

I have now learnt that Meditation can be a simple BREATHING Meditation – that is about sitting in a comfortable position and ONLY focusing on the breath coming in and out of your nostrils.  Be gentle with yourself and kindly bring your concentration back to the in and out breath if your Mind wanders.  This is all you do, it can be in a noisy or quiet place, the trick is to just focus on the breath and that way your Mind will become clear.

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BUT then I started hearing about Meditating on something, a particular topic for example.  What??  I thought you meditated to have a clear mind??

In my regular Thursday meditation classes I have been taking since about Week 8 of sobriety, I learnt that you can choose a topic, and think about just that topic, while you breathe in and out.  To be more specific for example, you could Meditate on JUST thinking about a sick loved one becoming Well while breathing IN, and on your OUT breath, focus on the negative energy of the illness being puffed out as thick black smoke.

Well, well, well, who knew?

I quickly learnt to improve my technique, it was like anything, it just took practice. At home when I practice, I set the timer on my phone and  meditate for about 12-15 minutes, this is a manageable amount for me right now and just enough to start to settle and relax (and dribble).- then I KNOW I am relaxed!

So – all good.

Then, this morning, 112 Days into Sobriety and coping pretty well so far, I felt very tired and edgy and felt like I should sleep. BUT I knew I wouldn’t be able to because my Mind was too racy.

So for the first time, I chose to meditate because I felt I NEEDED TO, not just because I was practicing how to do it out of class.

I did a simple breathing meditation where I ONLY focused on my IN breath and then my OUT breath.  That was all.  My mind did start to wander but not for long.  I gently brought it back to my breath.

I went ‘hard out’ and practiced for 20 minutes.  I knew I was relaxing while I was doing it because when I heard the phone ring, or other noises, I was slightly jolted back to consciousness from a slightly dreamy place. (but no dribbling this time, funnily enough !)

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I have to honestly say I came out of that meditation feeling like I had had about two hours sleep.  No bull!

It centered me, it calmed me, and I am definitely HOOKED.

Initially I did it because I had an incredibly busy day ahead and I needed to be able to cope.  The meditation set me up nicely and put me into a nice calm space, ready to forge ahead.

I am a regular chick and would not describe myself as alternative or particularly spiritual.

Meditation now works for me.  Once upon a time, not very long ago, I remember pouring a large glass of Gin and Tonic at 2pm on a Saturday afternoon, purely and simply to take the edge off and to relax. This was the earliest time I had ever poured myself a drink alone, solely for the purpose of ‘relaxation’.

I have now emulated that relaxation feeling with a 20 minute Meditation and I say, if it works for you, THEN DO IT.  Whether you are one day sober or 1 year sober, if it achieves a desirable outcome for you, then it must be a good thing.  It is for me anyway.

Sobriety is a personal journey.

 

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To Meditate or Not to Meditate?

By: Beverly Sartain

I had an interesting conversation with a colleague a few weeks back. She brought up the notion that meditation should not be introduced too soon in a person’s recovery.

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I have to admit, I had never of thought of this perspective before. We all hear about meditation and its benefits. Could meditation in early stages of recovery be a bad choice? She insisted that those newly sober have trouble sitting with themselves; bodies are detoxing and the mind can be vulnerable at this time.

I had to really sit with this one.

Part of my journey has been about finding my own truth, not just accepting everyone else’s. I thought of my own process. I have always been someone inclined to the spiritual. I wanted to connect with myself on a deep level. Substances were getting in the way of me knowing myself fully. Meditation was an avenue to connect with my Authentic Self.

I have since understood that not everyone wants to know themselves so deeply. I have respect for different levels of consciousness. The reality is I didn’t get into meditation until I was six months sober. It began with a meditation partner, and it was sprinkled throughout my Spiritual Psychology program.

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During that time, I began to sift through different kinds of meditation. I found tremendous value in learning how to “sit.” It remains an intricate part of my daily recovery practice. With that being said, it’s not for everyone and takes time to develop.

I’ve concluded that what is most important is the person’s curiosity for meditation. If someone in early recovery felt called to meditate, I wouldn’t stop them from doing so. I would explore the intention and motivation behind their curiosity.

Meditation is a personal choice that needs to be left to self-determination no matter what stage of your recovery process.

 

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Ringo Starr: Rehab Pulled Me Through

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The music business is a wild ride, isn’t it? The closer you come to the top the crazier it gets.

Ringo Starr should know. You can’t climb any higher than Paul, Ringo, John, and George with the success of the Beatles.

Starr joined the band in 1962, replacing the drummer, Pete Best. After the Beatles broke up in 1970, he went solo and produced several hit songs. In 1981, he married the Bond girl, Barbara Bach.

Unfortunately, by then Starr’s party life had created a serious drug and alcohol addiction. He would consume a bottle of champagne before lunch and finish the rest of the day in a haze of chemicals. His addiction continued to spiral downward through the 80s until he was consuming 16 bottles of wine every day.

Holy crap, that’s a lot of vino!!!!!

“Barbara fell into the trap because of me,” Starr said to Steve Dougherty and Victoria Balfour in a People Magazine interview. “She was an actress, who used to go to bed at 10:00 at night and get up at 8:00 every morning. Til we met. Then her career went the same way as mine. The result of being drunk was that nothing happened.”

Starr and Bach became the party couple. If there was a hot party in Los Angeles, they were there.

“I got involved with a lot of medications,” Starr told Jane Warren of Express Magazine. “You can listen to my records go downhill as the amount of medication went up.”

There are photographs of Starr that show him playing all over the world. Looking at them still amazes him. He has absolutely no memory of those concerts.

“It got worse,” he said to People Magazine. “The blackouts got worse, and I didn’t know where I’d been, what I’d done. I knew I had a problem for years. But it plays tricks with your head. Very cunning and baffling is alcohol.”

In 1988, Starr and Bach checked into a rehab clinic in Tucson, Arizona.

“I’m not a violent man,” Starr said in the Express Magazine interview. “But I was getting violent. And it was just painful waking up in the morning and starting drinking again.”

But that didn’t stop him from drinking during the flight to rehab. He arrived completely smashed. However, Starr soon realized the severity of his alcoholism. After that, he did whatever they told him. Rehab turned his life around, and he’s been sober since 1988.

“Eight days in I decided: I’m here to get help because I know I’m sick,” Starr told People Magazine. “Thank God, it pulled me through. I can never thank that clinic enough.”

But reentry into society wasn’t easy. After rehab, Starr’s sober life became more important to him than feeding his addiction. Like all recovering addicts, he needed to establish firm boundaries to protect his recovery.

Starr and Bach learned how to go to parties without drinking and leave before midnight. Likewise, they walked away from friends who couldn’t handle their sobriety.

Six months after rehab, Starr formed his “All Starr” band. Rocker friends like Joe Walsh, Todd Rundgren, Nils Lofgren, Billy Preston, and Dr. John hit the road every year to perform with him. Twenty-two years later, All Starr is still touring. Rocker friends in the band change from year to year. But no matter. His fans love it!

Starr gives his vegetarian diet, working out every day, and meditation all the credit for his good health and youthful appearance. At 73, he bounced across the stage last year during the Grammies. His energy was contagious as he and Paul McCartney celebrated a 50-year tribute to the Beatles first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. Seeing Starr in action certainly makes a believer out of you.

And I’m totally on board with that. Rehab and Flip’s vegan recipes are the mix that works for us, too. We don’t exercise (what’s that??) every day like Starr. But we’re still above the grass and grooooooooovin to life.

Hey, that’s all that counts, right?

 

 Flip’s Outta Sight Vegan Recipes

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 Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten-free)

  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons organic vanilla extract
  • ½ cup organic cane sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup organic brown sugar
  • ½ cup organic coconut oil
  • 1 cup organic rice flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup organic vegan chocolate chips

1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.) Blend milk, vanilla, cane sugar, brown sugar, and coconut oil in one bowl and set aside.

3.) Combine baking soda, baking powder, and rice flour in a separate bowl.

4.) Fold the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir thoroughly.

5.) Add the chocolate chips and mix well.

6.) Grease a cookie sheet with coconut oil and scoop out spoon-size balls of cookie mixture. Space each ball two inches apart.

7.) Bake for 10 minutes.

8.)  Time to chow down on this melt-in-your-mouth yumminess!

 

 Meditation and Addiction

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“At the end of the day, I can end up just totally wacky,” Ringo Starr said in one of his famous quotes about meditation, “because I’ve made mountains out of molehills. With meditation I can keep them molehills. I feel the older I get, the more I’m learning to handle life. Being on this quest for a long time, it’s all about finding yourself. Well, I’m getting happier all the time, which is very nice.”

Starr learned how to meditate in 1968 when the Beatles traveled to an ashram in India’s Himalayas to study with one of the great masters of meditation, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

“That’s all drugs and alcohol do,” Starr said in one of his famous quotes about addiction. “They cut off your emotions.”

Did you know there’s always an emotional cause for addiction? It’s true. Think about it. What’s bugging you, scaring you, making you anxious or stressed? Most addicts are afraid they can’t change these emotions, so they dull them with alcohol, drugs, or their addiction of choice.

But that isn’t true. You can change your emotions. And science has proved it.

“New research shows that we can alter the structure of the brain and reap benefits,” Ronald Alexander, Ph.D., told Psychology Today. “Sara Lazar, a researcher at Massachusetts General Hosiptal, discovered that the more one practices mindfulness meditation, the thicker the brain becomes in the mid-prefrontal cortex and in the mid-insular region of the brain. Changing your mind (or thought processes) actually causes changes in the brain.”

Meditation can change the physical structure of the brain? Wow! But that’s not all. There’s more.

“Mindfulness practice may positively affect the amount of activity in the amygdale, the center of the brain responsible for regulating emotions,” Alexander continues in Psychology Today. “The heart rate lowers, breathing deepens and slows, and the body stops releasing cortisol and adrenaline into the bloodstream; these stress hormones provide us with quick energy in times of danger but have damaging effects on the body in the long term if they are too prevalent. By building new neural connections among brain cells, we rewire the brain, and with each new neural connection, the brain is actually learning. It’s as if we’re adding more RAM to a computer, giving it more functionality.”

Looks like Starr and the Beatles are on to something with meditation. But what else can it do for you?

  • Lowers high blood pressure
  • Releases accumulated stress
  • Increases energy
  • Relaxes muscles
  • Eliminates stress-related body pain
  • Reduces anxiety attacks
  • Increases happiness and calmness by releasing serotonin
  • Sharpens your focus and your ability to concentrate
  • Improves your immune system
  • Increases creativity
  • Develops intuition

It’s easy to see why Starr is such a fan of meditation and why some rehabs teach meditation to recovering addicts. I guess it’s no surprise Paul McCartney is also a supporter of meditation. In 2010, McCartney, Starr, and Donovan raised money to teach a million at-risk children around the world how to meditate, giving them the skills to overcome the effects of the stress and violence in their lives.

Maybe after reading about all the benefits of meditation you’d like to try it, too. But how do you meditate if you never have before? It’s easier than you think. Here’s a simple, yet highly effective meditation technique.

  • Find a comfortable position (sit or lie down).
  • Close your eyes and imagine a solid gray wall.
  • Focus on that gray wall and empty your mind of all thoughts.
  • Sweep away any thoughts that invade your mind, while you focus on that gray wall. Don’t worry. Zillions of thoughts will come. It’s normal. Just dismiss them and calmly return your focus to the gray wall.
  • After a few minutes you’ll feel your body relax. Accumulated tension will leave your muscles. Your breath will deepen and become slower.
  • Meditate for at least ten minutes. Practice every day. Gradually increase your meditation time until you’ve reached thirty minutes. That’s a good goal to work toward.

The effects of meditation last all day. Suddenly, irritating people and situations no longer bother you. You’re calmer, happier, and your focus is sharper. If you stick with it, you’ll realize all the benefits I mentioned above.

The sense of peace that meditation brings to your mind, emotions, and body is truly amazing. This alone makes meditation worthwhile. Give it a try and see for yourself. Maybe, like Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney, you’ll also become a fan of meditation. It’s definitely one of the “good” addictions.

 

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Hey, we know you’ve got questions, things you’ve been wondering about us or whatever. So go ahead and ask. You can ask us anything. Really. We’ll answer all your questions in this column, depending on how many brain cells are firing (you know how it is). Send your questions in an email to dearflipandflop@stopfryingyourbrain.com and we’ll answer them as soon as we can. Or we’ll try. Maybe. We hope.

 

Dear Flip;

Do you wear perfume? If so, what’s your favorite scent? (soberflowergirl68)

I adore vanilla and always have. I’ve worn lots of vanilla scents over the years. The perfume I wear now is “Vanilla Lace” (Victoria’s Secret). Love the vanilla and musk combination in that one. The body spray and body lotion ROCK. My fav organic body lotion is “Tropical Vanilla” (Out of Africa). I’ve gone through many bottles of all of these. Yummmmm!

 

Dear Flop;

I’ve been in recovery for a year. But I still think about drugs every day. Will this ever stop? (cleandaybyday)

 Probably not. Rehab is just the beginning. That’s why they call it “long-term recovery.” It’s a lifelong process. The addictive mind always wants its fix. That’s why you have to find a “good” addiction to feed it. Meditation is a good choice. Athletic activities like golf, tennis, running, or working out are also good. Friends tell me these are highly addictive, too. I wouldn’t know, couch potato that I am. Flip gets her fix from vegan cooking. She’s become a pro at it. When her addictive mind drives her nuts, she heads to the kitchen and starts baking. Hey, works for me. Btw, have you tried her chocolate chip cookie recipe? Outta sight, man. Totally!

 

Dear Flip;

The way you kept rescuing your alcoholic ex-husband cracks me up! I can totally relate with my old man. Did your ex ever go to rehab and get sober? (youbetyourbippiechick)

No. And that’s why we’re divorced. My dad was an alcoholic, so I know the drill. I was clean and in long-term recovery when I married my ex. He didn’t drink for years. Then he got in with a bad crowd, started hanging out at bars with them every night, and became an alcoholic like his new friends.

I was shocked. Can you imagine? My worst nightmare had come true. If you’re the child of an alcoholic, you know what I mean. You got out of that situation as soon as you could, and it’s the last thing you wanted as an adult. But there it was. Suddenly, I was watching him like a hawk, all those little signs when he came home from the bar every night that would tell me how much he’d been drinking. Just like when I was a kid with my dad. It was horrible to find myself in that position again.

Alcohol turned my ex into a stranger. He was cranky and mean all the time and NOT the man I married. Alcohol changed his personality so much he wasn’t anyone I would have dated. And I NEVER would have married a man like that. I had to walk on eggshells with him all the time like I did with my parents. It was awful. The sweet, loving guy I married was gone, and I was stuck with this heartless, narcissistic stranger. Yuck!

I rescued him for three years. I wanted to give him a chance to realize how his alcoholism was destroying our marriage. I wanted him to go to rehab. He never did. None of it. You can’t fight the bottle in this kind of situation. The bottle always wins. I learned that as a kid. So we grew apart and eventually split.

It was the best decision for me. And that’s the thing. Everyone is different. You have to do what’s best for you, whatever that might be. Listen to your heart. It will always lead you in the right direction.

 

Dear Flop;

Does Flip really wear cowboy boots all the time?   I can’t imagine that! (winelessinNYC83)

She does. She’s a mountain chick from the Appalachians, and they live in their boots. Won’t wear any other kind of shoes. A good pair of cowboy boots lasts a decade or more. Especially her favorite brand, Ariat. When one pair wears out she buys a new pair, and it lasts for another 10-15 years. But that’s my Flip. Gotta love her, dude!

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