What are Omega 3 & 6 Fats, Why Should You Care & Where Can You Get Them…

Melanie Albert is a holistic food expert and one of my go to resources for questions about how I can improve my recovery and health with nutrition.  In this clip, Melanie and I discuss the importance of Omega 3 & 6 fats and where you can get them in your diet.  Check out Melanie’s websitehttp://www.expnutrition.com for more helpful advice.

 

 

Meet Chris Carter of Veterans Overcoming Obstacles and Hear How CrossFit Has Become Part of A Healthy Sober Lifestyle….

Meet Chris Carter of Veterans Overcoming Obstacles in Pueblo, Colorado.  Chris shares about the importance of a healthy lifestyle in his recovery.  He also shares about how he works with veterans of the armed forces to help them in their recovery.  Chris is a huge proponent of CrossFit and explains why….

Charles West: Cancer and Beyond the Twelve Steps….

Charles West is a regular contributor to Spiritual Adrenaline.    In this video, he explains how being diagnosed with cancer challenged him to overcome fear, integrate the steps into his life and rather than let his diagnosis destroy him, look inside to find his divine spark.

ROCovery Fitness, Sky Fit and Mike Stanbrough: Who Ever Said Recovery Isn’t A Blast?

Meet Mike Stanbrough and our friends from ROCovery Fitness in Rochester, New York.   In this video, Mike introduces us to SkyFit, a fun workout on trampolines.  For more information on the fun active sober projects Mike is working on, check out his Instagram page: @thefunfitdude.   For more information on the great stuff happening at ROCovery Fitness, visit: www.rocoveryfitness.org.

 

Rise & Grind: An Innovative Program in Reno, Nevada Designed for Women in Recovery

Grant Denton and Lisa Moore came together to create “Rise and Grind”, an innovative program in Reno, Nevada, designed specifically for women in recovery from substance abuse and inter-related mental health issues.   The majority of women in recovery also suffer from eating disorders, get addicted faster and have a higher relapse rate.  That’s why what Denton and Moore and doing is so important and ground-breaking.  They are equalizing the playing field for women in recovery!!!

Denton, Moore and participants in the Rise & Grind program.

The 90 day Rise and Grind program includes a weekly course on healthy eating and a daily workout at 6 a.m. at American Iron Gym.   The program is intended to build muscle, self-esteem and discipline.   Moore told us the ladies “get clean and sober – and they stop doing drugs, but then they need to learn how to do the nutrition part of it the working out part of it.”   Denton added it’s a 90 day program that is intended to be integrated into a long-term recovery program.   Rise & Grind graduates get a one year free membership to American Iron Gym when they graduate.   For more information visit www.facebook.com/riseandgrindreno.    Denton and Moore are serious players in recovery but also know how to have fun.  Below is video they recreated to celebrate the graduation of a 2018 class.  GREAT WORK!!!!!

Todd Smith: Addict 2 Athlete: How One Addict Learned to “Stay Invincible”….

While incarcerated at 27 for drug related offenses, Todd Smith suffered a heart attack, organ failure and was rushed to the hospital and given last rights.  Today, Todd is five years sober, inspires others with his work at Addict 2 Athlete and Stay Invincible Cross Fit in Pueblo, Colorado and will soon graduate with honors from college.   Todd’s story is among the most compelling and his journey in recovery has only just begun.


Meditation, Chanting and Buddhist Practice for Addiction Recovery

We look at how Buddhism can benefit people in recovery. We are joined by Llama Tsultrim Yeshe of the KTD Monastery based in Woodstock, NY. In this segment, we look at role of meditation and chanting in Buddhist spirituality to tame our minds, manage the “Monkey Mind.” FMI check out the KTD Monastery website.

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Basic Buddhism for Newcomers

Learn about how Buddhism can benefit people in recovery. We are joined by Llama Tsultrim Yeshe of the KTD Monastery based in Woodstock, NY. In this segment, we look at the basics of Buddhism for newcomers. FMI, check out the KTD Monastery website.

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Buddhist Tools to Overcome Trauma

We are joined by Llama Tsultrim Yeshe of the KTD Monastery based in Woodstock, NY, to discuss how Buddhism can benefit people in recovery. In this segment, we look at Buddhist tools to overcome trauma. For more information, check out the KTD Monastery website.

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