90+ days and counting

DSC_0012Everyone has made it 90 days.  That is reason to celebrate in and of itself.

Everyone uses whatever means they can to be and remain sober.  The first 90 days we use our cunning, our guile and our will.  Our will is the part of us that empowers us to create a bottom line and stand behind that bottom line.  “I must keep my agreement and not….. (do whatever)….

Our will is strong for the short term and we feel like we can do anything as long as our will power is strong.  But….. then life has a way of eroding that will power.  Like a slow stream of water, life challenges us.  We get buffeted around by life’s challenges, stresses and worries.  We handle the challenges, initially, and then we begin to tire from the internal pressure that comes from reality not developing like we had hoped.

At this time of the year life’s challenges gather momentum.  Families gather at holidays and old stresses within the family come back to the surface.  These old stresses feed the Addictive Personality.  Most of the time this is where the Addictive Personality got rooted in our being.  It is not uncommon for the pretender voices that weaken our will, to start to re-activate their song.  Our pretender voices start to gain more and more power.  We pay attention to them and we empower that part of our self that wants to numb and find short term pleasure leading us to long term pain.  We fight hard to stay positive and sober.  And yes, this can be quite a challenge.

This is where we must use the community we have built and continues to strengthen us, that helps bolster us when stress is present.  Calling and sharing with our brothers and sisters, asking for help and supporting each other reinforces us as a family, a family that shares the sober journey.  This anchors our commitment to our agreements and our sobriety.  We must reach out before the stresses have us reaching for the doorknob to our back door.  We have closed those back doors and we must hold strong to keep them closed during these holiday times.

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I have been sober…

I have been sober from alcohol and drugs for 27 years. But I decided that I wanted more for my life and needed help. APP helps me carry a deeper awareness, which provides me greater freedom.

Stacy

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2016-08-08T00:02:50-07:00

Stacy

I have been sober from alcohol and drugs for 27 years. But I decided that I wanted more for my life and needed help. APP helps me carry a deeper awareness, which provides me greater freedom.

What did the APP give to me?

What did the APP give to me? There are effective ways to see the patterns and deal with them.  I always thought life happened to me. I now engage with life.   I am more responsible for my healing and myself.

Deborah

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2016-08-08T00:13:18-07:00

Deborah

What did the APP give to me? There are effective ways to see the patterns and deal with them.  I always thought life happened to me. I now engage with life.   I am more responsible for my healing and myself.

Why APP?

Why APP?  I just had a wheat intolerance, didn’t I?  Then why did I eat a whole loaf of bread at a sitting or sneak back to the kitchen for a bit more cold pizza.  Why?

I needed help.  APP’s community support, weekends of teaching and ceremonies taught me how I used comparison and judgment to stay small.   Then I learned to reassemble my life with self-care, self-love, and self-worth.

Deanna

5.0
2016-08-08T00:13:42-07:00

Deanna

Why APP?  I just had a wheat intolerance, didn’t I?  Then why did I eat a whole loaf of bread at a sitting or sneak back to the kitchen for a bit more cold pizza.  Why? I needed help.  APP’s community support, weekends of teaching and ceremonies taught me how I used comparison and judgment to stay small.   Then I learned to reassemble my life with self-care, self-love, and self-worth.

I highly recommend…

I highly recommend the program and Debra as a teacher. I began APP with the goal of getting sober from alcohol, which I have for 8 years now.  I received so much more than I expected: more confidence, more enjoyment of life, more will power and strength of mind.

Steven

5.0
2016-08-08T00:14:14-07:00

Steven

I highly recommend the program and Debra as a teacher. I began APP with the goal of getting sober from alcohol, which I have for 8 years now.  I received so much more than I expected: more confidence, more enjoyment of life, more will power and strength of mind.

In April of 2011…

In April of 2011 I began the APP Program. The hard reality I faced was that I was addicted to suffering.  The APP Program provided for me the tools, opportunity, and support to both save my own life, and radically transform it. APP is the single most challenging thing I have ever done. It is also the single most valuable investment I have made.

Dave

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2016-08-08T00:14:33-07:00

Dave

In April of 2011 I began the APP Program. The hard reality I faced was that I was addicted to suffering.  The APP Program provided for me the tools, opportunity, and support to both save my own life, and radically transform it. APP is the single most challenging thing I have ever done. It is also the single most valuable investment I have made.

Thanks to APP…

Thanks to APP, I am responsible, accountable, sober, present, and fully engaged in life and my community.   APP provided me with the framework, support and leadership to uncover the beliefs and the fear that fed my sabotaging beliefs and self-destructive behaviors. APP helped me forgive myself and showed me the value and necessity of taking responsibility for my choices.

Tim

5.0
2016-08-08T00:14:56-07:00

Tim

Thanks to APP, I am responsible, accountable, sober, present, and fully engaged in life and my community.   APP provided me with the framework, support and leadership to uncover the beliefs and the fear that fed my sabotaging beliefs and self-destructive behaviors. APP helped me forgive myself and showed me the value and necessity of taking responsibility for my choices.

In my experience…

In my experience of the APP program, the ceremonial process gave me the space to really find my own way and my own answers. This wasn't just about stopping my behaviors... this was about learning to love myself more deeply. I'm forever changed and grateful for this process and for Debra's strong guidance!

H.R.

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2016-08-08T00:15:16-07:00

H.R.

In my experience of the APP program, the ceremonial process gave me the space to really find my own way and my own answers. This wasn't just about stopping my behaviors... this was about learning to love myself more deeply. I'm forever changed and grateful for this process and for Debra's strong guidance!
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