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If you're not growing you're dying...

Life has been extremely hectic and I realised that I haven't posted for an exceptionally long time, so I have made time this morning to sit down and catch up a little and do a little self reflection at the same time.  And the idea that has…
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Challenge and Change...The Chaos of Recovery!?!

One of the recurring themes in the recovery coaching work that I do is that people think that once they have undergone possible treatment and are now working their recovery, that life is going to be easy.  That everything is miraculously going…
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When I is Replaced by We...

It's been a while since I posted!  Namely because the start to this year has been nothing sort of hectic and not quite what I was hoping for the the New Year clock struck twelve, but we forge on with hope and fortitude.  I also migrated my…
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What's Your Reaction?

The Silly Season is approaching and that means that there will be triggers aplenty for anyone - whether in recovery or not!  Because everyone is triggered by situations all the time.  It's just how we cope with it that varies.  Unacknowledged…
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I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become!

There is no shame in being or knowing someone with a substance abuse disorder! It's time to let go of the guilt and embarrassment that is felt around having a dependence on a substance.  People who develop substance abuse disorders are not…
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SHARP sponsors Jhb recovery film festival

Film is such an important way of spreading the culture of recovery. Part of the treatment process is educating the client and providing them with a practical experience of what it feel like to live in a culture of recovery. One of the many…
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RECOVERY & WELLNESS COACHING - PRINCIPLE NO 1

by Anthony Eldridge-Rogers Founder of the Foundation for Recovery and Wellness International The practice of Recovery and Wellness Coaching rests on 4 principles. Principe Number 1 is “Recovery and Wellness always comes from the person…
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What if I fall!?

As you may have noticed from my posts, I truly believe that I am living my purpose by "paying it forward" and aiding others on their journey through recovery.  And it's incredibly rewarding work walking with someone as they grow and develop,…
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Education is a weapon!?

I spent three days at the end of last week at recovery coach training at Sharp Treatment Centre which was an interesting and fulfilling learning experience.  As a certified life and recovery coach I am extremely interested in new ideas, tools…
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I love you, but I'm not like you...

Earlier this year a close family member told me that their spouse had voluntarily entered a six-week treatment program.  I'm always delighted for those who chose to pursue treatment and recovery, but it often raises some interesting questions…