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    sans alcool
    Junior Member
    Posts: 1
    Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:21 pm

    Hello

    Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:26 pm

    I just wanted to say hello - day 1 for me. :D
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    Melody12
    Moderator
    Posts: 139
    Joined: Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:27 pm

    Re: Hello

    Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:15 pm

    Hi @sans alcool ,

    Checking in is a great way to connect with the members. Day 1, stick with it and look forward to your check-ins.

    Cheers,
    Melody12
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    pdm411
    Junior Member
    Posts: 28
    Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:00 pm

    Re: Hello

    Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:59 pm

    Hi @sans alcool
    Good work, one day at a time, day 20 for me, from little things big things come..
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    doinit4ourkidz
    Junior Member
    Posts: 9
    Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:33 am

    Re: Hello

    Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:17 am

    sans alcool wrote:
    Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:26 pm
    I just wanted to say hello - day 1 for me. :D
    how you going
    Imam 17yrs off the gear and benzos. If I can do it anyone can.
    Stay strong its so worth it
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    tacocat
    Community Builder
    Posts: 108
    Joined: Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:54 pm

    Re: Hello

    Sun Mar 07, 2021 1:18 pm

    I'd love to hear how you're both going too @pdm411 @sans alcool

    Sharing your stories good or bad are always useful to the community. Hope you're all well.
    @doinit4ourkidz
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    pdm411
    Junior Member
    Posts: 28
    Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:00 pm

    Re: Hello

    Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:46 pm

    Hi @tacocat
    23 days now and not looking back. Life has become a little easier and on good terms with my ex now, this also helps my mental state, which has stabilised, my mind isn't all over the place as it was.
    Still 110% positive I can beat this 🙂
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    Koala_85
    Moderator
    Posts: 83
    Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:19 am

    Re: Hello

    Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:02 pm

    Hi everyone welcome to tonight's Monday Meetup, our casual weekly catch up :) We will be live until 10pm AEST.

    Checking in with you to see how you went over the weekend?

    What are some tips or tricks you have for staying sober? Do you have much planned for the week?

    Tonight I thought we could focus on the concept of healthy ways to decrease stress.. what are some healthy distractions you might have which help reduce stress?
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    Gizelle
    Member
    Posts: 33
    Joined: Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:19 am

    Re: Hello

    Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:14 pm

    I listen to an audio book by Eckhart Thol called living in the now. It's a beautiful attitude to living in our chaotic world. It de-stresses me. I also like Marissa Peer's book called ultimate confidence. There are free hypnosis sessions you can download when you purchase her book on Amazon. I got the ebook. These two books have helped me so much.
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    Koala_85
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    Posts: 83
    Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:19 am

    Re: Hello

    Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:26 pm

    Hi Gizelle,

    I love Eckhart Tolle! He has some great ideas on mindfulness and how to be present in the 'here and now'. There's a book of his called "A New Earth" - highly recommend.

    One great quote which helps me maintain presence in the moment is "be where your feet are" - that way you're connected to the earth and right where you are :)

    Thanks for your contribution Gizelle!

    Koala_85.
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    Gizelle
    Member
    Posts: 33
    Joined: Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:19 am

    Re: Hello

    Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:35 pm

    I love that quote, 'be where your feet are'
    Very grounding.
    :P :P
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    Gizelle
    Member
    Posts: 33
    Joined: Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:19 am

    Re: Hello

    Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:38 pm

    I have to get up at 5am tmrw for very busy day. Thank you for your support. It's great.

    Have a great week.

    Gizelle
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    Koala_85
    Moderator
    Posts: 83
    Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:19 am

    Re: Hello

    Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:13 pm

    No worries Gazelle! Great to see you on the forum and look forward to hearing from you again soon :)

    Koala_85.
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