About Recovery Dolls

Active Recovery Community

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We are an active Recovery community providing support, discovery and a creative platform for people in recovery. 

Art / Photography

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Do you have an artistic ability or are able to provide a service? 

Be sure to tell us about it so we could showcase your art. 

Upcoming Events

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Recovery Dolls Launch Party - To be Announced

Dance Company

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Recovery Dolls Dance Company - Providing Therapy and healing through Creative Movement

Yoga

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A total mind-body workout that combines strengthening and stretching poses with deep breathing and meditation or relaxation

Meditation

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Training in awareness and getting a healthy sense of perspective. Learn to observe your thoughts or feelings without judgment. And eventually,  start to better understand them as well. 

Things to Remember in Recovery

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Discipline is the root of all GOOD qualities

  • DISCIPLINE IS NOT PUNISHMENT
  • ALWAYS SPEAK IN "I" STATEMENTS
  • BE ACCOUNTABLE

Mindfulness

  • PAYING ATTENTION ON PURPOSE WITHOUT JUDGEMENT

Flaws make you human and make you whole

  • BOUNDARIES - DELEGATE AND ASK FOR HELP
  • HOW DO YOU ASK FOR HELP
  • HOW DO YOU SAY NO
  • HOW DO YOU SET BOUNDARIES

How are your thoughts aligned with your goals

  • HOW ARE MY WORDS AND MY ACTIONS MATCHING
  • BE ASSERTIVE
  • DO NOT OVERTHINK THINGS

Look at your resources

  • LOOK AT YOUR RESOURCES - WHO BELIEVES IN YOU?
  • WHAT SUPPORT DO YOU NEED? 
  • TO WHO AND WHERE DO YOU GO FOR ADVICE?

YOU ARE NOT A BURDEN!

  • SHIFT YOUR BELIEFS...
  • LEARN TO BE COMFORTABLE WITH WHAT IS UNCOMFORTABLE
  • LISTEN WITHOUT JUDGEMENT TO YOURSELF OR OTHER PEOPLE
  • SHOW APPRECIATION
  • MEAN IT, IF YOU TRULY ARE READY TO CHANGE
  • DON'T BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR HELP AGAIN IF YOU FALL.


About me...

Cuban Barbie

It was only by accepting my lack of control that I found peace. 

Instead of trying to force things I couldn't change I began to focus on what I could shift and influence. 


My lack of control was affecting my family, my relationships, my career and most importantly myself. When I turned to alcohol, I found a sense of relief but never truly peace. 


Peace, was what I was seeking but my using only led me to anxiety and depression.

However, due to my lack of control and my foggy mind I was not able to acknowledge this. 

I wanted everything to be perfect and since there is no such thing as perfection I was usually dissatisfied. 


This sensation of dissatisfaction again led me to more drinking and then the cycle would repeat itself. When you are in the fog you cannot fully accept that certain things are out of your control. That it's okay to let things go and accept the imperfections of life. Imperfections are not always a negative thing. 


My focus now is to channel my emotions into my art which had always been therapeutic but I ceased to do while I was using since I had no desire nor motivation to do so or anything else for that matter. 


I know now I have to stop obsessing over the things I cannot change and accept that there may be difficult situations , but they can all be resolved with faith, determination and passion.  


Recovery being the most important one in order for everything else to fall into place. 

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