Tag Archives: tools of recovery

  • Get Gritty
    Saturday, May 4th, 2019

    Get Gritty

    Over time, grit is what separates fruitful lives from aimlessness. Research shows that when kids are praised for being hard workers, they do better than kids who are praised...
  • Daily Meetings
    Friday, April 26th, 2019

    Daily Meetings

    Fire cannot be made with dead embers. When new to sexual recovery, we often balk at the suggestion that we need to attend 12-step meetings every day. If so,...
  • Stocking Your Toolbox
    Monday, April 22nd, 2019

    Stocking Your Toolbox

    Addicts must shape the tools of their recovery. Thereafter, the tools will shape them. When recovering sex addicts are triggered, it is important that they have a recovery-centric toolkit...
  • Spirituality: The Unexpected Gift of Recovery
    Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

    Spirituality: The Unexpected Gift of Recovery

    First of all, we had to quit playing God. It didn’t work. As one long-sober sex addict recounts: “When I came into sexual recovery, all I wanted was to...
  • Learn from Your Mistakes
    Monday, April 15th, 2019

    Learn from Your Mistakes

    Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it. No person does life perfectly. Nor does anyone do recovery perfectly. All of us make mistakes, and we make...
  • Overcoming Life’s Difficulties
    Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

    Overcoming Life’s Difficulties

    Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. If we can take life’s obstacles and say, “OK, it is what it is. Now how...
  • The Gratitude List
    Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

    The Gratitude List

    If the only prayer you say is “Thank you,” that is enough. Sex addicts have typically used their sexual fantasies and behaviors to numb out for so long that...
  • HALT
    Wednesday, February 27th, 2019


    Make it a daily routine to ask yourself if you are hungry, angry/anxious, lonely, or tired. HALT is an acronym for Hungry, Angry/Anxious, Lonely, and Tired. Any of these...