Posts Tagged ‘Cancer

16
May
16

TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE

What are the dangers of Vaping, e-Cigarettes and other so-called safe methods to quit smoking? Special guest Greg Seward Director at University of Massachusetts Medical Center and School and certified Master Tobacco-Treatment Specialist joins the Take 12 Radio co-hosts on the topic of smoking, vaping and chewing. With the emphasis on Vaping and e-cigarettes. This show is one you don’t want to miss.

18
Sep
15

SMOKING, CHEWING, VAPING

Let’s uncover the truth about these dangerous practices.  Greg Seward is the Director of Tobacco-Free Implementation and Tobacco Consultation Service at UMass Memorial Health Care and Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts.  Tune in to this broadcast, I dare ya!

05
Aug
15

MORE STUMBLING BLOCKS WE CAUSE IN RECOVERY (Part Two)

STUMBLING BLOCKS WE CAUSE IN RECOVERY (Part Two) with the Monty’man and Co-Hosts

22
Jul
15

Black Velvet Killed Her, Recovery Saved Her Life

TONI J. from Albany, Oregon shares her story “From the Darkness of Black Velvet to the Light of Recovery”

08
Jul
15

WHAT DID GOD SAVE YOU FOR?

Most of us in recovery know all to well what God saved us from, but do we realize what he saved us for?  What is your purpose now that you are sober?  Is it to hang out in 12 Step Meetings and drink bad coffee, sign up for service work, chair meetings or does it go much deeper than all of that?

03
Jul
15

FREEDOM FROM SEXUAL ADDICTION AND ABUSE

Free From Sexual Addiction & Abuse. DO NOT MISS THIS VITAL SHOW.

18
Jun
15

SECRETS KILL

“Speak up son, we can’t hear you.” My Sponsor’s words used to ring in my ears every time I sat in a 12 Step support meeting. He believed that everyone had something to share and that as long as my lips were moving I wouldn’t have time to put a bottle in my mouth. Now I’m not completely convinced that a moving mouth can’t consume alcohol but one thing I know for sure is that secrets kill. As long as I am willing to keep my deepest darkest secrets to myself I am signing my death certificate.

The harms of yesterday, the dysfunction of today and the possibility of reoccurring behaviors in tomorrow are much less likely if we are transparent and allow ourselves to be vulnerable with each other.

People can see by the expressions on our face when we are keeping something to ourselves that needs to be brought into the light. Folks aren’t stupid and we need to remember those of us in recovery are pretty dog gone perceptive. If someone calls me on my bologna, then I’m probably full of bologna.

Are you keeping secrets?  If you are they are corroding you from within. You need to know that your secrets will eventually find you out. You can’t hid them forever. They have a sneaky way of coming to the service like a thorn in the flesh.

It is imperative that you find a trusting individual to share your secrets with. This can be difficult to do if you have been burned in the past, but I promise, your secrets will kill you if they are not exposed in the light of day.

So, what is that one thing that you believe if someone found out they would no longer love you, be your friend or want anything to do with you? That’s the thing that must be revealed. If not you are bond for the emotional grave and perhaps a relapse.

May I suggest the healing process of the Twelve Steps? The spiritual principles found in these Steps have literally saved the lives of thousands of secret holders.

Come join us in the fellowship of the His Spirit and begin the healing process today.

To start visit www.aa.org.

Serenity for You!

~The Monty’man

seecrets kill

16
Jun
15

BUT MY SIDE OF THE STREET IS SO DIRTY!

I think that one of the reasons some of us attempt to clean the side of the street that belongs to someone else is because our side has become so dirty that it’s overwhelming to consider that we could possibly attend to the task of an honest self-appraisal.

Because we humans seem to have a built in need to fix things we will redirect our focus on another’s side of the street believing that if the other person’s side was cleaned up we would feel so much better about our own.
The truth is, this is a deception.  We will never be content with our side of the street until we dig in and go about the business of disinfecting our pavement with God’s grace and disciplines.

When we go about attempting to clean the other guys side, we only accumulate more dirt on to ours, consequently sinking deeper and deeper into the despair of filth.  The more dirt heaped onto our side of the street the scummier the other person’s appears to us so we try even harder to fix their sidewalk and the cycle continues until we are so deep in grunge that we can’t see the light of day.  All the while wondering what on earth happened.  We were only trying to help, right?

Is your sidewalk beginning to accumulate clutter?  Perhaps it’s because you are paying more attention to others character defects than your own.  It may be time to re-focus.  I need to re-focus daily.

Serenity For You!

~The Monty’man

Man sweeping the sidewalk

Man sweeping the sidewalk

11
Jun
15

WHAT EVERY PERSON NEEDS TO KNOW NOW

What every person on the planet needs to know NOW!

10
Jun
15

MILESTONES IN RECOVERY – Happy Birthday Take 12 Radio

Do you have Milestones in Recovery?  Come celebrate with us as we discuss our milestones while in recovery.

Click on the video and enjoy our co-hosts and special guest as we enter the world of the Great Reality with the Monty’man of Take 12 Recovery Radio




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