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    My first year of sobriety brought 4 unexpected lessons!

    Reflecting on one year sober Wow, who would have thought what could be possible in one year sober! This post is quite delayed as I celebrated my first year of sobriety on the 5th August 2018. But the fact remains: Yay Me! Since my last post, where I spoke in a podcast to a counsellor, author and friend, Freddy van Rensburg, about my spiritual journey and the 12 step program, a lot more has happened. I decided to share a few lessons I learned during my first year of recovery. I’ll be honest and say that these lessons definitely solidified as  I got further into my recovery journey. But for…

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    Meet Me in the Field interview – Spirituality in addiction recovery – with Freddy van Rensburg

    The biggest issue I faced in my recovery, specifically in the beginning, was tackling spirituality in addiction recovery. I struggled with the wonderful 12 step programme. Yes, of course, I’m going to be honest. With one year of being sober behind me, which you can read about on my blog (I include writing about that time I “woke up” wondering who the hell I am ), I can honestly say that if I had a better grounding, spiritually speaking, I believe it could have been easier. Perhaps. But everything happens for a reason, they say. In the long run, I suppose that I needed to do more work spiritually. I don’t speak openly…

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