What Chewbacca Mom has to Teach Us about Recovery

Here at S.A.Lifeline Foundation, we are busy getting ready for the Conference on November 17th.  (We are SO excited for this–Register today if you haven’t yet!) When I met with Rhyll this past week, I bemoaned the fact that I had yet to write the Blog Post for this week, and worried how I would…

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Challenging the Order of the Arrow

We are grateful for our guest-post today from Shiree, who shares her strength, hope, and experience in this thoughtful post.  Thank you, Shiree! My brother had one more step to earn the Order of the Arrow in Boy Scouting: sleep alone one-fourth mile from the group all through the night without a tent. This would…

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Sexual Addiction Recovery Affects the Entire Family

On Saturday, October 13th, S.A. Lifeline Foundation will be hosting a Family Fun Run. We hope you will join us in beautiful Mapleton at 9:30 am for an easy-paced 5k for the entire family.  There will be fun prizes and awards that are worth your time! Why is it important to us to host a…

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Sponsorship is a Gift

When I first walked into an SAL 12 Step meeting, I heard a host of words and terminology that were Greek to me.  Among the most foreign concepts I heard amounted to the following: “I called my sponsor to surrender…” I came home from group those first few weeks and told my husband that I…

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How Do I Work the 12 Steps?

In our last post about doing daily step work, we got a few questions about how to work the 12 Steps one day at a time. Before we share our experience, what’s been your’s? How do you work the 12 Steps on a daily basis? What does “working the 12 Steps” mean to you? As…

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Life is Hard…but so were 80s bangs

This week, we are lucky enough to hear from my hilarious recovery friend, Ali.  Ali’s Facebook post from a week ago prompted discussion in our 12 Step meeting, and when I went to check it out, I knew it was something that needed to be shared.  Hope this post strikes a cord with you. If…

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Back to School, Back to Recovery

Yesterday, I woke up at 7:00 am, packed lunches, brushed hair, took pictures, gave hugs and kisses, and biked my kids to their first day of school.  Even though my eyes filled with tears as I realized this would be the last time I would drop my daughter off at elementary school (how can she…

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Summer Apologies & Conference Save the Date

So, one of my favorite recovery mantras and self-checks can be found in this short list: Humble. Honest. Accountable. Time for some accountability. My life this summer has been unmanageable!  I apologize for taking a break from the blog. There is no big problem going on, just 5 kids home on summer vacation and an…

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Secure Attachment, Empathy and Boundaries in Sexual Addiction

Boundaries are one of the buzz words of sexual addiction recovery and therapy.  And there is a good reason for that…it’s because if you don’t have boundaries in place, no matter how much therapy you pay for, how many 12 Step meetings you go to, how often you call your sponsor…you are never going to…

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