Yoga as a path to recovery

Yoga as a path to recovery

The Yoga Sutras are the first written record of the great tradition of Yoga as practiced by the ancient sages.  These sages would struggle to recognise much of what we practice today as Yoga, and would, I am sure, take a dim view on much of modern Yoga. The Sutras...
The gifts of 3 years of sobriety

The gifts of 3 years of sobriety

Today I am celebrating 3 years of sobriety. THREE YEARS!!! 1096 days since I last woke up with the pain, shame, foggy memories and fuzzy mouth of the morning after. I sometimes look back to how I lived and thought then, and I am amazed that this sober life is my life...
Thoughts on Russell Brand’s ‘Recovery’

Thoughts on Russell Brand’s ‘Recovery’

I am very excited to be going to see Russell Brand tonight in Cardiff.  This is the second time I will be seeing him on his ‘Rebirth’ tour, having enjoyed the first one so much that I bought tickets to see him again the following day! Since the last show,...
Tackling the caffeine addiction!

Tackling the caffeine addiction!

I have had a very foggy brain for the last couple of days, quite delibitating to be honest. I have slept so much it would have been worrying if I didn’t know the cause. A lifelong coffee drinker, I have had several periods of my life when I didn’t consume...
Developing Resilience in Recovery with the Breath

Developing Resilience in Recovery with the Breath

Following on from my post about how resilience trumps willpower in recovery, I have been thinking about stress, and how it affects us in addiction and recovery. When I stopped drinking, I realised how many of my problems through the last 20 years had been caused...