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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:50 pm 
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Hey y'all, this thread is designed for us to post motivational media, things that inspire you to live out your life vision. Please post whatever creates a fire in you to grow, push forwards, enjoy life, etc. I've been listening to different motivational speaking videos, while playing hip hop instrumental music in the background, while exercising, particularly when I feel complacent/unmotivated, and it been a real helpful push in a positive direction. HAHA shadow boxing like I'm training, for life, yeah! Wish you all wellness! :g:

Tony Robbins - The Keys to Massive Success
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbxJQpP ... ch&index=1

Awakening - Motivational Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDf757Q ... e=youtu.be

Sean Stephenson - Dance Party Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAibh3SqRUo


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:42 pm 
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Laughing child, not an all bad idea but maybe u could could give us a little of the history of your journey through recovery from love addiction or sex addiction with the workshop otherwise we can wonder who you are and the motivation behind posting. We could.think u work for Tony Robbins or something:)/although he is where i first learned the use of visualizing success like Jon teaches. Peace

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:47 pm 
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Laughing child,
Thank you for reposting your thread, absolutely beautiful stuff you are doing, inspiring:). I can learn from you! We had some horrible spam last week. Didn't want to confuse anyone. Anyway glad you are back:)
I love Tony robbins, I use visualizing how I want to use my values pretty much everyday. Like you, I get alot of my inspiration from mediation, Buddhist teachings and yoga. I have also started to listen to comedy. Always, always have eating healthier on the radar. Great idea to start this thread, inspiration at this time of year is a great thing. Happy holidays to you.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:11 pm 
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Theadog,

Thanks for acknowledging this is not a bad idea. If this post threw anyone off in assuming I had alterior motivations behind it, woops - I haven't posted on RN for quite awhile now, but I used to be more active, as you can see I have over 500 posts. The basis for posting this for me is to offer something positive and potentially inspiring for others. Particularly when I don't have a person to give me a kick in the butt, its helpful to listen to something on a higher level than my mental state.As well, media is often used in a compulsive or destructive way, and this is something that I think many could enjoy higher value in. Personally I am not finding much satisfaction in general recovery work anymore, and want to step up into practicing mentoring more often; still keeping active in other recovery/health work though, such as monitoring.

Please feel free to look through my personal recovery thread if you want to know more of my detailed history..but in short, I came here because I wanted to recover from porn addiction and a binge eating disorder (while being diabetic), I have worked on my recovery since 2011, have made major life transitions and positive changes, while experiencing some relapses, been steadily transitioning throughout, the past few years have been more of an active recovery vs. passive, and lately am noticing things are becoming much more clear and a matter of health. I've discovered that meditation, social intimacy and connection, giving back to my community through diabetes activism, humor, and sharing empowering art with others like poetry, are some of the things that I have been missing and that addiction was filling the void of. Particularlly connection to feeling the sense of the core of my being and sense of home in my heart's space. As well, losing major support networks in my life, such as a best friend, and major release networks, such as skating and running, while experiencing deep seated pain from suffering from social anxiety, and fear of developing complications from diabetes, all influenced me to a unhealthy life management strategy that developed into hardcore addiction. The past year has been so wonderful in my life, and I took a break from RN as it seemed to not be helpful anymore in my process. But now I have some interest in being a more active here again.

Also, Theadog, so you are aware, I initially experienced anger when reading your post, because I felt invalidated and having to prove my worth to you, which was frustrating. I had thoughts of "I have been on RN a long time I don't feel I have to justify I am not an advertisement, can't they see that from my posting history." It felt like "good job, but not good enough." Not to say you were wrong or right in posting this, but this is just how I felt.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:35 pm 
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Laughing child, I am so so sorry you are totally right, I overstepped without a doubt. I was actually coming on to pm you and apologize and see if there was anything I could do to make it right. This is no excuse but I am concerned when there was some really yuck spam on here last week and we could not get it off for days. My reaction and perception of what this means has made me unreasonable.. I am so sorry, you obviously had nothing to do with that. If there is anything I can do to make it up to u I will. I over stepped for sure. I needed the feedback.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:45 pm 
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To everyone, laughing child is absolutely right and I am sure many others have noticed, I have been majorly unbalanced. I quit ciggerretes eight days ago after 35 years of smoking. I am in major withdrawal and wish I had had the wisdom not to post, just always want to tell u all one more thing! I am going to take a break from rn for a bit till I regain some equilibrium:) not returning to cigarettes or any other addictions, but rest and take care of myself. Thank u laughing child peace

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:24 pm 
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I am going to take a break from rn for a bit till I regain some equilibrium


but please do not become a stranger
we want and need you back when you are ready to be back
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 5:48 pm 
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I'm glad you mentioned exercising as a way to get motivated and feel balanced. I've found that not enough people take advantage of the huge benefits exercise provides. The opposite of addiction is health and to be truly healthy you can't ignore physical health. Exercise provides a ton of natural endorphin and is a powerful stress reliever. I'd suggest anyone who is still struggling or starting out to seriously contemplate adding physical health as a value and something to monitor.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:25 pm 
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Theadog, I PMed you. I must acknowledge your self awareness! And its totally understandable to be concerned about internet spam, so I get why it come come up and maybe be heightened by emotions from what your going through. Do what you need to do my friend.

Now, you mentioned gaining equilibium. Equilibrium is a movie I find totally inspiring and in a way related to recovery. Basically the message that I took away from it was that the fear of experiencing our own emotions is not to be avoided, but understood, and wise decisions can still be made if we are disciplined.

CoachRobert wrote:
I'm glad you mentioned exercising as a way to get motivated and feel balanced. I've found that not enough people take advantage of the huge benefits exercise provides. The opposite of addiction is health and to be truly healthy you can't ignore physical health. Exercise provides a ton of natural endorphin and is a powerful stress reliever. I'd suggest anyone who is still struggling or starting out to seriously contemplate adding physical health as a value and something to monitor.


I support that! Its definately a big one for me. It boosts mood (if I workout hard enough), relieves tension, and I'm sure many know all the benefits. Its a matter of making it a habit totally. I notice many don't do it because it feels hard and takes work. It can, but not always. But they key is to find the value in it for yourself and your vision to gain some motivation to push through that feeling. Generally once I am on a regular exercise routine, it becomes much more effortless to do since it gets ingrained. But if i stop for awhile, then it is definately harder to start back up initially, cause there is a pull to stay comfortable and avoid discomfort. That's one reason I think going to a gym or social exercise/sport group can be of benefit, as others are motivated and doing exercises, and some do exercise classes together, and that is a huge push for collective motivation to the individual. Also something that resonates with you. Like for me, I like to have fun in movement, so sometimes I'll just dance crazy intense to music and laugh, so I do that now and then when i get bored with typical exercises. Paying attention to physical health like nurturing a child, is one of the biggest influences on our internal balance, in my experience, whether thats with exercise, food, sexual activity, environmental location of your body, rest/relaxation, managing disablities, etc.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:49 pm 
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I can only second this. I started martial arts a few months before. We exercise two times a week. We learn a lot of kicks and self-defence techniques. Although it is hard work, we have a lot of fun. After the lessons we do 15 minutes hard exercises. I gained a lot of physical fitness. And self esteem. It helps much to improve the emotional management. No longer hiding a lack of... if i make something wrong. Instead, admitting it. and improving the skills. With the exception of sunday, i train every day after waking up.
And the scarfs are nice goals to achive. Last saturday i got my first scarf, together with two women which started shortly after me.


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