You Are Not Alone

Carly BensonPersonal Development, Transformation2 Comments

you are not alone

Do you ever feel alone? I know throughout my life, especially with my sobriety, there have been times when I’ve felt completely alone; not sure where to turn or what to do. When I decided to clean up my act almost seven years ago, I can remember being terrified. The feeling of being alone was looming and scary as I was facing my addictions and figuring out how to navigate sobriety.

I recently read an article discussing research which offered the perspective that all addictions are a cry for connection. Real human connection: feeling loved, connected and accepted. I could not agree more.

In my work with my life coach, I can remember being asked to give some deeper thought to what I thought fueled my addictions. Without having found that article just yet, I already came to the same conclusion. I was craving connection. The drugs and partying were a way for me to create a false sense of connection.

When I was getting sober, the feeling of loneliness became such a loud roar in my heart. I wasn’t getting the connection from the highs any more and I desperately needed to find it elsewhere. For months, I battled through this.

That is one of the reasons I started Miracles Are Brewing. To help other people understand: You are NOT alone.

My mission has evolved over the years, and I’ve gotten certified as a Life Coach to allow me the ability to work with others just as I work my own coach. I attribute a huge part of my transformation and sustained life change to having a coach. Someone to come alongside me and do life with me.

To help me become unstuck.

To help me move forward.

To hold me accountable.

If you are trying to go sober, are already practicing sobriety or are just looking for some extra love and guidance with life in general, this message is for you. I decided it was time to really show my face to let people know what Miracles Are Brewing is truly about. And to send a gentle reminder that you are not alone.

 

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  • Todd

    Lord, make me a channel of thy peace,

    that where there is hatred, I may bring love;

    that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness;

    that where there is discord, I may bring harmony;

    that where there is error, I may bring truth;

    that where there is doubt, I may bring faith;

    that where there is despair, I may bring hope;

    that where there are shadows, I may bring light;

    that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.

    Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort

    than to be comforted;

    to understand, than to be understood;

    to love, than to be loved.

    For it is by self-forgetting that one finds.

    It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.

    It is by dying to self that one awakens to Eternal Life.

    Love you C.B.

    XO,

    Todd

  • MiraclesAreBrewing

    Amen Brother Todd! <3 Blessings to you now and always