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Real Life Recovery

You are made of body, mind, and spirit.

You may love it, like it, feel neutral about it, or dislike it, but your body is the home in which you live this lifetime.

Your mind is the power with which you walk through this life.

Your spirit is the part that is really you.

Food and eating are precious gifts to our bodies, minds, and spirits.

 In our journey into insane food behavior, we have lost the ability to recognize the true purpose of this gift.

Recovery from food addiction means that we are in the process of rediscovering how to use food to nourish us, and to treat the body with dignity and respect.

As we emerge from our addictive behaviors, we begin to recognize and respect the true nature and intention of food – to nourish the body, fuel the mind, and soothe the spirit.

There are no mistakes, only lessons to be learned.  In school, you were allowed to study the lesson, and then take the test.  In life, you take the test first.  Then you may choose whether you wish to study the lesson.

A lesson is repeated until the test is passed and the lesson learned.

When you find yourself in the same situation repeatedly, that means you did not learn the necessary lesson.

The value of your spirit, of the person that you truly are, is not related to your body and mind’s success at learning the lessons.

Blame, shame, guilt, and verbal self-abuse may prevent you from learning the lessons.

Recovery is a process of learning new behaviors and developing new skills for handling life’s problems. Situations that look like failures are often part of the process of growth and learning.

Recovery requires a new skill set.

You must become willing to learn the skills that create, protect, and enhance your recovery in order to maintain it.

The answers to your difficulties are inside you. All the resources you need are given.  You need only to look, listen, trust, and accept help.

Beginning at this moment, you can begin to change your opinion of yourself by changing your behaviors.  Thoughts are behaviors.

What you think about, you will become.

6 Responses to Real Life Recovery

  1. Theresa McPherson April 30, 2019 at 12:17 pm #

    This is so true. I think it’s time to really learn the lesson . Exams are coning

    • H. Theresa Wright May 2, 2019 at 3:18 pm #

      There is a test at least every day. We pass some and miss out on others. Good luck and keep studying!

  2. martha r. wrigley April 30, 2019 at 1:46 pm #

    Theresa, I really liked this one. The emphasis upon lessons rather than mistakes is appreciated by me who hates criticism. I’m trying to accept criticism as valuable feed-back but am not there yet!

    • H. Theresa Wright May 2, 2019 at 3:17 pm #

      Recovery is truly a process of growth, not a destination!

  3. Sallie Vaaler May 1, 2019 at 11:25 pm #

    What an amazing and truly insightful blog. I love your website and never fail to find valuable information to share with a mindful-based weight management class that I teach here in San Diego. Thank you for this blog. Resolute words tempered with compassion and accountability. You could’t have stated it any better. Thank you!

    Sallie

    • H. Theresa Wright May 2, 2019 at 3:17 pm #

      Thank you. I am glad you like it. If you want to talk more about your work, be welcome to call me. Theresa

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