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Give now to support LifeRing Secular Recovery for Giving Tuesday!

By Admin | November 30, 2020 | Comments Off on Give now to support LifeRing Secular Recovery for Giving Tuesday!

Dear Friends, Tuesday, December 1, 2020, is Giving Tuesday, a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities around the world. We ask that you consider LifeRing as a possible selection for your donation on Giving Tuesday. LifeRing provides recovery meetings – both in-person and online – led by…

Thanksgiving Reflection

By Bees | November 29, 2020 |

Thursday was Thanksgiving and my first real dinner party since beginning recovery. We’ve hosted parties for up to 20 people in a 400 square foot diving (dining/living) room, but yesterday was exclusively for besties and their loved ones. This year, my friend’s husband came to house drunk. Not quite passing-out drunk, but a little too…

Sleeping Sober

By Bees | November 16, 2020 |

Surprise! Alcohol does not help insomnia; it contributes to it! Be patient and your sleep pattern will return to normal. Sleep was a real challenge when I quit drinking. When I was a drunk, I had no problem sleeping: face down on the bar, face down on the park bench, face down on the kitchen…

“I Beat Addiction Without God”

By Ewa | November 12, 2020 |

A few days ago I posted a link to the Wall Street Journal essay written by our very own Mary Beth O’Connor. For those of you without a subscription to the WSJ who are having trouble accessing the article, Mary Beth has given me permission to post her essay here on our LifeRing blog. So,…

“I Beat Addiction Without God”

By Ewa | November 8, 2020 |

Back in August, our very own LifeRing Board member, Mary Beth O’Connor, had an essay featured in the Wall Street Journal: “I Beat Addiction Without God.”  I couldn’t wait to share the essay with everyone I knew who was seeking choice in recovery!   Mary Beth wrote about her recovery in a way that empowers…

Bees. Recovery. (cont.)

By Ewa | October 31, 2020 |

Reading the recent post on honeybees made me think back to how I started out with LifeRing many years ago. There were no face-to-face meetings in my area (yet) and no online meetings at the time, so I joined one of the email groups, LSRmail, and then later, LSRsafe. This was an ideal way for…

HoneyBees

By Bees | October 26, 2020 |

On the day I stopped drinking, a cloud of honeybees moved into my bathroom and began hiving under the tub. I’m neither allergic to nor afraid of bees, so this was no real big deal for me. But there sure were a lot of them! They kept to themselves, humming sweetly during daylight and nesting…

Join Us for a Sober October Coffee Meet Up!

By Admin | October 22, 2020 |

Sober October – Coffee Meet Up with LifeRing drop in on Saturday, October 24th Anytime between 6:00AMand10:00AM PDT — (9:00 am and Noon EDT) — Engage in crosstalk with LifeRingers — Explore LifeRing’s “3-S” philosophy — Delve into the idea of the Sober Self vs. the Addicted Self — WIN one of the hourly drawings…

LifeRing Celebrates Recovery Month: Choice in Recovery

By Bobbi | September 13, 2020 | Comments Off on LifeRing Celebrates Recovery Month: Choice in Recovery

One of the major tenets of LifeRing’s secular approach to sobriety is the revolutionary (some would call it rebellious) concept of “choice in recovery.” What does that mean? It means that we are anything but a “one-size-fits-all” support system that not only makes room for the individual sober self living inside all of us but…

Celebrate Connections during National Recovery Month

By Ewa | September 2, 2020 | Comments Off on Celebrate Connections during National Recovery Month

Your “new life” in recovery is all about sober living, embracing your decision to beat your addiction. As you’ve explored your demons and dedicated your future to living a fulfilling and fruitful existence, positive changes are part of the picture. This may include reevaluating friends you socialized with while you were abusing drugs or alcohol.…