We may not be responsible for the world that created our minds, but we can take responsibility for the mind with which we create our world.Gabor Mate
Hello, my name is Martin, offering a psychological-spiritual program for genuine recovery that compliments the tenets of fundamental Alcoholics Anonymous coupled with the psychology of trauma, stress, grief and emotional pain in everyday experience.
Our spiritual-mind program/philosophy will provide proven principles of daily living and give guidance into resources available within.
We help people wanting to improve their lives without dependent assistance of alcohol, while cultivating better communication skill for themselves and others to create an enriching life.
By living spiritual principles, your reward will be sanity—soundness of mind and emotional sobriety.
It is my desire to build a resiliently skilled peer wellness genuine recovery organization for spiritual growth in Mental Health. This “real higher education,” is transforming practical knowledge into writing. It is proven that communication changes lives and reflective writing will improve clarity of thinking in you.
Envision a meaningful, healthy and productive future. Three to five years down the road you might arrive, so lets develop a detailed, implementable plan to make that future a reality.
People who spend time writing carefully about themselves become happier, less anxious and depressed and physically healthier. They become more productive, persistent and engaged in life. This is because thinking about where you came from, who you are and where you are going helps you chart a simpler and more rewarding path through life.Dr. Jordan Peterson
The following essays are suggestive only. You make decisions on what they mean for your life.
Many of the ideas and concepts are an accumulation of my personal experience through life, schooling, readings and interpretation.
I promise the reader useful insights to questioning limiting beliefs and expanding your awareness and understanding.
Each essay is a one page consolidation of broad topics condensed into segments. There is no way possible to express all of these concepts in such an abbreviated version, however, I attempt to pack as much relevant information that I understand presently. The beauty is that my understanding is continually being revealed and is subject to change as I live and experience more.
Rest assured that much of the information are solely my opinions and beliefs in lived experience. They should not be acknowledged and accepted as absolute truth. Any education should be viewed under this kind of scrutiny.
I am not a saint, philosopher or guru. I am a man that has experienced and learned many things and want to give back, so that you can save time and energy of not having to go through trial and error.
As a certified Peer Wellness Specialist and Recovery Mentor, I have studied and experienced trauma informed care first hand.
I respect my readers of this blog and will do my best to honor and be as honest as I can.
These themes are also meant to spark an interest and shift in attitude which in turn will change your behavior and actions toward the goals you want to achieve.
I am excited for this opportunity to express these ideas in a format which will leave the reader to investigate this information for themselves and come to there own conclusion as to their validity.
I understand my mission is to help awaken a new perspective or attitude for the problem drinker, excessive social drinker, or if you will, the alcoholic.
You will decide and identify where you fit. My goal is to provide an awareness to enhance communication within yourself which can open the door to truly understanding yourself.
We do what we see others do. If I can help an individual with such an important role in the lives of others, then I view my work as beneficial.
These blogs are not only information for the reader, but for me to commit to my recovery and expose to myself what works in my life as a recovered alcoholic. It also holds me accountable to practice what I believe and become consistent in a one day at a time mind-set.
Psychology and Spirituality is the foundation of behavior. Relationships are the cement. My mind-set is the structure of my behavior.
What I want to do is enhance Responsibility with Integrity.
Through honesty, open-mindedness and willingness, great discoveries can be made. All I ask for is the willingness to volunteer your time briefly and be open to suggestion.
I guarantee that there is truth contained in these entries because it has been lived and practiced.
Remember willingness is not enough, you must apply. Knowing is not enough, you must do.
Lastly, I am proud of many accomplishments yet I am humbled in spirit to know that none of this would be possible without support from family and a deep trust in a power that allows me to grow daily.
I feel it’s important to remember that even though competition to be the best is highly valued, I understand that without cooperation, nothing worth value is meaningful.
Enjoy and learn from the happenings of life.
Genuine Recovery is a one day in time voyage. All we get is one day to be at our best and not pick up the drink. But in the process, you can come out with a better understanding of who you are and what you want from life. My intent is to give you a greater appreciation and understanding of life.
Let’s discover, recover, discard and create the life you want.
Time waits for no man; understanding does.Martin Santos