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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Play In The Rain

“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Play In The Rain It’s going to rain in life. It will get cloudy and the colors […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Take Responsibility

“Blame is just a lazy person’s way of making sense of chaos.” – Douglas Coupland Often times in active addiction we found ourselves blaming others for our unhappiness, our terrible situations, and sometimes even our […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Be Humble

Be humble or be humbled. Be Humble The cool thing about recovery is each day we get the opportunity to learn and grow. There are so many awesome lessons in life that I have learned […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and How

H.O.W. Honesty Open-mindedness Willingness Keep Calm & How The thought of not drinking or drugging for the rest of your life can be a daunting statement, but it doesn’t have to be that scary. We […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Color Your Life

“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.” –  Marcus Aurelius Color Your Life Many of us felt that our lives had lost its color from drinking and using. We were left with […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Overcome Obstacles

“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” —Rikki Rogers Overcome Obstacles Nothing in this world worth having is easy to get. It may […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Be Of Service

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein Life can be gross sometimes. I use to think things were happening to me, but now I see that things happen because […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Trust The Process

“Sometimes when you lose your way, you find YOURSELF.”  ― Mandy Hale Trust The Process If you have been around the rooms enough, I am sure you have heard people say “trust the process” any […]

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Can Natural Highs Replace Marijuana Addiction?

Natural highs can be an exhilarating experience for anyone, because the body becomes able to produce an overwhelming sensation of euphoria without serious consequences.  It has been proven that natural highs can alter brain chemistry, […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Live Life

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” – Denis Waitley Live Life As I grow in recovery I […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Just Do It!

You know that thing that you want to do, but keep putting off? Just do it! As we ring in the New Year there are many of us reflecting back on our experiences in 2014. […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Tell The Truth

There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself – an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly. – Antisthenes The Truth Will Set You […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm And Accept Change

We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. – Joseph Campbell Accept Change Life is ever changing, much like the seasons, and […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Be Bold

“Freedom lies in being bold.” – Robert Frost Be Bold There is freedom in taking bold steps. Did you know that? I use to think that being bold meant I had to be loud, obnoxious, […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Help Prevent Suicide

“You aren’t alone. No matter who you are or what problems you are struggling with, hurting yourself isn’t the answer. We want to help you find hope.” – National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Help Prevent Suicide […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Recover On

“Time takes time.” – Recovery Slogan Keep Calm and Recover On! I use to lose sight of the fact that I was recovering one day at a time. I guess I was hoping for a […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Don’t Give Up

I use to think that giving up on whatever goals I had set out for myself was only based on laziness, but I found there were so many other reasons blocking me later. Don’t Give […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Under Construction

“I have a darkness about me.” – Anonymous “What’s so dark about you?” – Ashling “My thoughts.” – Anonymous “Explain.” – Ashling “I’m vengeful towards people, and I lust for things that I don’t have. […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Be Yourself

In a world where you can be anything…be yourself! When I first came into recovery I found it really difficult to be myself. I would compare who I was on the inside with who others […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Run

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”  –  Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running Keep Calm & RUN As we enter recovery and start living a life abstinent from drugs and alcohol […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Smell The Roses

“Don’t hurry. Don’t worry. You’re only here for a short visit. So don’t forget to stop and smell the roses.” – Walter Hagen Keep Calm: Stop To Smell The Roses I came into the office […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Relax

“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” ― Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation Meditation: Relax When I first came into recovery my head was spinning. I was […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Give It Up

“Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times.” ― Mark Twain Give It Up Meditation Sometimes in life things just get real and overwhelming. There are […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Rock On

“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” ― JK Rowling Rock Bottom On Meditation Most of us had to hit a rock bottom before we were able to live a […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Shine On

“It’s always darkest before the dawn”- Proverb Shine On Meditation Have you ever met someone that when they share there is this twinkle in their eye and they just seem to shine? I remember when […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Be Real

“Keep it real with me; I’ll keep it real with you.” – Unknown How many of you have lied in the rooms? Telling everyone that you are OK when really you were just going through […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Have Hope

“Stay at the centre and let all things take their course. “ – Lao Tzu Life can be messy and sometimes unfair. You may on occasion feel like you have done all the right things and […]

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The Single Life: How To Be Happy Alone In Recovery

Having a co-dependency problem and being an alcoholic or addict is not that uncommon. Most people who come into recovery have difficulty in either maintaining healthy relationships or building them. There is also the need […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Cinco De Mayo

“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” – Abraham Lincoln It’s no secret that people like to celebrate this holiday by partying at local hot-spots, and for […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm And Be Strong

“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.” – Richard Bach Be Strong Meditation “If you do the next right thing, the next right thing happens!” ever hear that […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Show Up

“Showing up is 80% of life.” – Woody Allen Show Up In Recovery Recovery is cool in the fact that we get to be present and show up today. At first we suited up, showed […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Never Give Up

Never, never, never give up. – Winston Churchill Never Give Up How many times in recovery have you said to yourself “I don’t know if I can do this anymore?” A number of you probably […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Act A Fool

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. – Bruce Lee Act A Fool Meditation When I think of fool I think of two […]

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Motivation Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Be Carefree

I would rather be happy, joyous, and free then worry about what you think of me. – Watershed Ashling Most of us can remember that carefree attitude we had at some point as kids. The […]

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Monday Motivational Meditation: Keep Calm and Heal

Meditation On How To Heal In Recovery Sometimes life takes an unexpected turn, be it a loss of a career, relationship, drugs, alcohol, faith, or the passing of a loved one – we’ve all experience […]

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5 Steps To Letting Go Of Resentment And Being Happy

Letting go of resentment can be one of the more difficult things to do, how does one let go of a painful angry thought anyway? Especially when they are sure they are right. Letting Go […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Have Integrity

“Honor your commitments with integrity.” – Les Brown Meditation on Integrity All we have in this world is our word. What we do with our words says something about our character and integrity, and if […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm And Break The Stigma

“The idea of the "homeless addict living under the bridge" isn't accurate; your typical drug addict is actually the guy next door who has a family and a career… all precariously balanced, and slowly ruining […]

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Monday Motivational Meditation: Keep Calm and Open Your Heart

“When pure sincerity forms within, it is outwardly realized in other people's hearts.” -Lao Tzu Open Your Heart Mediation Nothing says freedom like being able to be authentic and vulnerable without fear of rejection. Imagine […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm And Move Forward

“Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.”  – Mandy Hale Meditation To Move Forward How many of us stayed at certain places, with certain […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Don’t Do Drugs

National Drug Facts Week January 27th – February 2m 2014 via NIH (National Institute on Drug Abuse) Don’t Do Drugs Meditation If most of us could have said no to doing drugs or drinking alcohol […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm And Treat Yourself

“You’ve gotta love yourself enough to look INSIDE you & not BESIDE you for your joy, confidence, & self worth.” ― Mandy Hale Keep Calm & Treat Yourself Meditation It is true that when we […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm And Workout

“Living by principles allows us to focus on progress, not perfection.” Keep Calm And Workout Mediation Keep calm and workout is the theme of the week. With New Year resolutions in full effect this week, I […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm And Happy New Year

"Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed." – Cavett Robert Keep Calm & Happy New Year Meditation For many addicts and alcoholics, the New Year […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm And Be Merry

“People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.  Forgive them anyway.” – Mother Teresa Keep Calm And Be Merry Meditation Why can’t the magic of the holiday season last all year long? It can – keep calm and be merry […]

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How To Deal With Loneliness In Sobriety

In sobriety, you go through a lot of different emotions and feelings, and loneliness is one of the major ones. This is why learning how to deal with loneliness will help benefit your journey in […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Help Others

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” –  Anne Frank, diary of Anne Frank Meditation On How To Help Others        If you have been in recovery for any length of time you may have heard these […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Be Different

“We are like a snowflake, all different in our own beautiful way.” – Unknown Be Different Meditation In a world where you can be anything…be yourself! Recovery isn’t just about not using or drinking; it’s […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Be Thankful

“Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.” ― Oprah Winfrey Meditation About Being Thankful With Thanksgiving just around the […]

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Anxiety In Recovery Part 2: Ways To Deal With Anxiety

Ways to deal with anxiety can prevent relapses, depression, negative behaviors, and isolation. Now that you’ve learned all of the signs and symptoms from our previous article, Anxiety In Recovery Part 1: How to Deal with […]

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Anxiety In Recovery Part 1: How To Deal With Anxiety

Learning how to deal with anxiety can be very beneficial for those in recovery from drugs or alcohol. Most anxiety is based off of some sort of fear. Not getting what we want, losing something […]

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Stress Symptoms: How Stress Affects Your Body

Addressing stress symptoms can be tricky if you are not even aware that you are stressed out in the first place. It's true that not all stress is bad, but when it’s causing problems both […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Keep Going

“If you're going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill  Keep Calm & Keep Going Meditation Many of us in life will go through trials and tribulations, which is why the idea of long-term recovery can […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Be Yourself

“In a world where you can be anything, be yourself” ― Etta Turner Be Yourself Meditation When we enter recovery most of us were just trying to get clean and sober, as time went on […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Choose Recovery

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer  Choose Recovery Meditation When we finally accepted that we were powerless over alcohol and drugs, we saw that […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Be Awesome

Self-confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. How can anyone see how awesome you are if you can't see it yourself? – Ritu Ghatourey Be Awesome Meditation How you perceive yourself is […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Don’t Assume

“Assumptions are the termites of relationships.”- Henry Winkler  Don’t Assume Meditation How many relationships, jobs, or things have we destroyed based on assumptions? When we are in early recovery, many of us dive head first into […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Move On

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller Move On If you cannot let go […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Whatever

"Sometimes you just gotta let S*** go & say to ‘hell with it’ and move on" – Eminem Meditation  Sometimes in life you just got to say “whatever.” When someone hurts you, when you don’t […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Have Faith

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Faith Meditation Most of us started to lose faith the longer we stayed in our addiction. […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Practice Principles

“It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.” – Alfred Adler Practice Principles Meditation It’s easy to speak of having principles when we are in the rooms, It’s an entirely […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Never Forget

AA Promises If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Don’t Worry

Keep calm and don't worry because we are about to take this week's Motivational Meditation Monday to another level. A great way to meditate for many in recovery is to reflect upon readings, poems, or even […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Be Happy

“If only we'd stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.”  – Edith Wharton Meditation Many of us got high and drunk because we wanted to feel OK with ourselves, we […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Meditate

We shared with all of you a positive affirmation each morning for 7 days straight last week on Facebook, as well as our other social media sites. At The Watershed we understand the importance of […]

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Free Meditation and Recovery Apps

Recovering from any kind of addiction can be a difficult process that takes a tremendous amount of dedication and hard work early on.  Anyone in early recovery knows that there are potential impediments to their sobriety every […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Let Go

“Forgiveness means letting go of the past.” Gerald G. Jampolsky Meditation: It’s usually easy to practice patience, love, tolerance, and understanding when life is just moving by smoothly. It’s a little more difficult to practice […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Have Patience

Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character. – Heraclitus  Meditation: I was […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Take Chances

“Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?” – Mark Twain Meditation Taking risks, or chances, in life is sometimes necessary if we want to grow and be happy. If […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Believe

"I believe in a Higher Power and I believe in good and bad, right and wrong. You sleep in the bed you make. – Leif Garrett Meditation Many addicts and alcoholics may find themselves walking […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Grow On

The essence of all growth is a willingness to make a change for the better and then an unremitting willingness to shoulder whatever responsibility this entails. – As Bill Sees it, p. 115 Meditation: For […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: If You Failed, Keep Trying

“Don't be afraid to fail. Don't waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It's OK to fail. If you're not failing, you're not growing.” […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Love Self

“The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I'm not going to let myself pull me down anymore.”  ― C. JoyBell C. Meditation Love self. How many times did we pull ourselves down when […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Honesty

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde Meditation How often before entering a program of recovery did we try to be someone else? Alcohol and drugs were a means of escape, even […]

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