Empowering sex addicts, drug addicts, alcoholics & cross-addicted individuals.
Empowering sex addicts, drug addicts, alcoholics and cross-addicted individuals, as well as their friends and families, on their sober journeys.
"A Recovery Coach is a highly trained professional who stands shoulder to shoulder with you. You are the most knowledgeable person about you. I believe you already possess the resources, creativity and intention to pursue a quality sober life. It will be my responsibility to focus on your strengths and choices."
Recovery Coach George Thalwitzer
Member, Board of Directors, Recovery Coaches International
It's been over six years since I received the suggestion to open a sober living home. The suggestion was worded like this... "You've been sponsoring both men and women for about 25 years and most of your sponsees are sober today. Why not open a sober living home and use the same tools that make your sponsoring so successful?" So based on that suggestion I opened A NEW STEP in SOBER LIVING after buying the perfect home and gutting, rebuilding, refinishing, repairing,…Continue
My eldest sister Edna rests, without pain, in South Jersey. She is ready to transition to another state of being. Her body is ridden with cancer, her hospice nurse is almost sure she will die soon. Different centers of her bodily functions shut down each day.
I spoke to Edna yesterday. She used a speaker as her hands can no longer hold a phone. I asked if she realized how much she was loved. Her reply was "Not until this...".…Continue
I've spoken previously about my use of the word NO and that it cost me $2,000 in therapy fees in 1982 to learn to say it. It's not easy for a people pleaser to utter. I had to break that BIG WORD down in to syllables No-o-o-ooo. Then it was practice time! Over the years I've become pretty good at saying Yes when I mean Yes and No when I mean No. I practiced my right to decide later by saying "I'll have to think about that before I decide". I do not…Continue
"It's the food, stupid" is a paraphrase of President Bill Clinton's remark.(By the way, he gave up his Diet Coke Addiction last year.)
Over 5 years ago I opened my first sober living facility in Palm Springs. My life's been full of wonderful, challenging and rewarding experiences, partially offset with brief periods of abject sadness. All totaled my life has been enriched. I have witnessed most residents bloom in to sober…Continue