Keeping Focus on the Marathon to Success

There is a proverb that asks, who will climb the mountain and who will sustain himself to stay on the mountain? Throughout my life, I have struggled with the “sustaining” part. I pour intense passion and excitement into things at the beginning, but when the initial rush fades, progress stalls with it. One project or […]

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Celebrating Recovery Milestones

Celebrating Recovery Milestones

When recovery is seen as this long, monolithic and largely daunting section of your life that you must ‘overcome’ and ‘struggle through’, you’re likely putting yourself in a harder spot than you should. Daunting tasks should be broken up into smaller and simpler steps – and the same goes for recovery. By celebrating recovery milestones […]

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Find Your Passion, Find Your Success

Find Your Passion, Find Your Success - Transcend Recovery

I often evaluate success. And not in the “fame and fortune” sense. Rather, I wonder what makes some people charge through life with unmistakable energy and purpose. With a visceral ambition. An envious passion for whatever it is they’re doing. You’ve met these people. You’ve read or heard about these people. Perhaps you are this […]

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What to Expect When You Stop Drinking

What To Expect When You Stop Drinking

Alcohol is a particularly destructive drug, both physically and socially. However, a lot of the damage dealt through booze can be reversed, given time and proper care. You’ll find that if you tackle alcohol use disorder head-on and make progress in recovery, life will change fairly drastically. Before we get into what to expect when […]

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Being Understanding of a Loved One in Recovery

Understanding Loved One In Recovery

It’s frustrating to be an addict’s partner or close relative, and it’s okay to think, feel, and sometimes even say that. But it’s also important to put things in perspective, consider your partner’s circumstances, and understand both what it means to be an addict, and how demanding recovery can be. Not all relationships survive an […]

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Building New Friendships After Sobriety

Making Friends After Sobriety

It’s easier for some people to make friends than for others. But one thing is for sure: kids make friends more easily than adults do. Regardless of individual factors such as awkwardness, self-esteem and anxiety, the primary obstacle in every adult’s quest for friends is time. If you’re an adult with any form of responsibility, […]

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Who Is the Author of Your Day?

Who Is the Author of Your Day? - Transcend Recovery Community

There is an exhibit at the Israeli Children’s Museum called “Dialogue in the Dark” where visitors are led through complete darkness by a blind or visually impaired guide. My sons and I completed this tour yesterday. And it was an incredible reminder of the power of perception. Our guide encouraged us to ask questions. I […]

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The Warning Signs of Relapse

Warning Signs of Relapse

A drug relapse occurs when a recovering addict starts using again. In the simplest terms, that is all a relapse entails. But relapses happen to people for different reasons, and most of the time, they can be prevented. Relapses are also not a sign of weakness. Many recovering addicts fail to internalize (or haven’t even […]

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What Strengthens My Faith

Many of my friends say, “To believe in an afterlife without proof is foolish. It’s tantamount to a fairy tale”. And those who believe in the prerequisite of an afterlife – a God or a higher power – are also living in a “fairy tale” land. I have a dear friend whose religious beliefs have […]

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