If you are looking to supercharge your recovery, join other sober adventures as we hike the four day Inca Trail from Cusco to Machu Picchu. This is a hike, not a technical climb, so no prior climbing experience is needed. So far, the age of those who have signed up goes from 30 to 70 years old. No one has any prior climbing or major hiking experience. What all of them have in common is the desire to do something new, challenge themselves to step out of their recovery comfort zone, and be with other people who are supportive and looking to do the same. For our day-to-day itinerary, visit http://www.spiritualadrenaline.com and check out the adventures page. You didn’t get sober to be bored. So join us on this bucket list adventure.
Self-care is the complete opposite of active addiction. In active addiction, I ate sometimes, didn’t care what I ate and when I did, ate mostly sweets and comfort foods. I never focused on my body and its needs. Exercise also doesn’t fit well into active addiction. When I was using, getting out of bed with hangover to go to the gym was not an option. My only exercise was running around all stressed out and embarrassed about missing deadlines, family parties and other social functions. For me and many, my early recovery lifestyle wasn’t all that different. I abstained from drugs and alcohol but did not really focus on changing the people, places and things that came with active addiction. Because outside issues really do matter, I teach you how to integrate exercise and nutrition into your existing recovery program. By working your program and integrating a self-care lifestyle, you will supercharge your recovery and find true health and happiness. Self-care really is a spiritual path.
The aspirations portion of my book builds on what you learned earlier and then enables you to integrate exercise and nutrition based tools into your existing recovery program. The great thing is it is not a one-size-fits-all approach and can be modified to fit your health history, current situation and long-term goals. You can also modify the tools you use as you grow and change. I teach you how to maximize the benefits of integrating exercise, nutrition and spiritual tools by timing each at various portions of the day and how to “bookend” your healthy lifestyle with your recovery program.
This week, Charles West interviews Paul McGIll about his upcoming film “You Turn”, which looks at social media addiction, mindfulness and staying in the now.