Author Archives: Lori Crockett

About Lori Crockett

I am loving life in long-term sobriety. I want to share my thoughts and my beliefs, my inspiration and my experiences with those of you who are also living in recovery. I want to provide a forum for you, my readers, to respond and share with your comments and emails and feedback. I hope by sharing my personal thoughts and feelings here that I can connect with people and extend support, understanding and most importantly--hope. I rely on yoga, meditation, healthy eating, and exercise to enhance my own sobriety, health and quality of life and would like to share what I have learned over the years. I love reading, the beach, gardening, walking my dog, and cuddling with my cats. I love working with others through volunteer work and through service work in my recovery program.

Coming Into Recovery

There were times in our lives when we knew we were touched by an unseen hand, when we knew we were saved by something beyond ourselves, when we recognized a force greater than ourselves that had us in its loving … Continue reading

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The Spirituality of Addiction by Maria Mooney

This is an article originally published in 2012, by Maria Mooney. With her permission I am posting it again because it deserves another reading. She discusses the connection between addiction and spirituality so well. Her bio is posted below her … Continue reading

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Good Advice for Recovery

Some sayings I’ve  heard in the rooms and found helpful… The Bible says, “And it shall come to pass.” Not, “And it shall come to stay.” Expect nothing. Blame no one. Do something. A problem shared is a problem halved. … Continue reading

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The Needle and the Damage Done

Neil Young said it so well… I’m posting this today for the many we have lost to this vicious disease… May you travel on in peace… Lori C. I caught you knockin’ at my cellar door I love you, baby, … Continue reading

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NA’s Just for Today, adapted for a wider recovery audience

I have found a short list of affirmations from pages 4 and 5 of the NA White Booklet, Narcotics Anonymous, (copyright 1976, 1983, 1986 by Narcotics Anonymous World Services, Inc.) to be a wonderful daily affirmation for recovery, and have … Continue reading

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Awesome meeting this morning!

Awesome meeting this morning! Good, honest, “tell it like it is” recovery… Sharing from the heart and from our experiences… from our joy, from our pain… what we’ve learned what we’ve gained what hold us up now what held us … Continue reading

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The Future in my Past

I always wondered what happened to a man I met at a Trailways bus station over forty years ago. I was thirteen at the time and I was running away from home again. This was in the seventies and it … Continue reading

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Powerlessness

I am powerless over many things… Alcohol Playmates and playgrounds. I am powerless over nicotine and caffeine cheesecake and cheese doodles. I’m powerless over sugar and bread, and sometimes even the voices in my head. Once my monkey brain has … Continue reading

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Grief and Gratitude

In the rooms we often say “Gratitude is an action.” In remembering those who have gone on before me, I express my gratitude for those I have loved and lost. I choose to feel the gratitude that comes from grief … Continue reading

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Why I’ve Started this Blog

After long and careful thought, and much soul searching and prayer, I’ve made a decision to share with others through this blog my personal involvement in recovery and my own story of sobriety. In my personal life I spend many hours … Continue reading

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