0013: How to Flip the Disadvantage of Addiction – Benefits of Gratitude

There is tremendous value in expressing appreciation, especially when you do it with regularity. As a Recovery Stakeholder, you are living through a challenging situation. If you’re feeling like the world you live in is just too stressful to find things to appreciate, you’re not alone … and you have an even greater need to practice. Let’s find the motivation and learn how to do it to get the most benefit from it.

In this episode, you will:

  • Learn why Aware Appreciation is a beneficial practice
  • Appreciate the positives in their lives, big and small
  • Interrupt negative thinking with appreciation and move past negative emotions

Time Stamped Show Notes

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  • [01:43] -This article was on Courant.com and it talks about the family’s experience. The person writing the piece is a lawyer.
  • [05:42] -Aware Appreciation.
  • [07:57] -Why do I take a couple of minutes in each episode to lead you through a mindfulness practice that ends with Aware Appreciation? There is tremendous value in expressing appreciation …
  • [08:30] -As a Recovery Stakeholder, you would be totally justified in finding things to criticize and complain about regularly.
  • [12:09] -I’m sure you’re thinking “Geez! Dr. Gala, I’m already practicing appreciation. What more do you want me to do?”
  • [14:14] -All I can say is just try it. Go get a copy of the Aware Appreciation Quick Start Guide at AwarenessAddicts.com/AA. Do it right now. Don’t delay.
  • [15:36] -My daughter got arrested last night. Her boyfriend is trying to contact me … I assume for help bailing her out. I think she’s better off in jail.


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About the author 

Dr. Gala Gorman

Dr. Gala Gorman holds advanced degrees in human development, is a holistic life coach, and published author of the Spiritual Approach™ series of books focused on practical spirituality. She co-founded RecoverYES to support the specific needs of people dealing with addiction.