During a Q & A session at a recent event, a participant asked me this question, "What is the best decision you ever made in your life?" My honest answer is the decision I made in 2002 to get sober.

 Whether I am teaching a movement class, facilitating a workshop, doing a podcast, writing an article or conversing with friends - my experience, strength, and hope as a man in recovery comes along with me.

Prior to 2002, as an active alcoholic and drug user, my life had become unmanageable. Thankfully, I had a miraculous moment that revealed a tremendous opportunity for me to change and become a better version of myself - invited by my Higher Power to live a life that was beyond anything I could have imagined. But in order to achieve that, I needed to acknowledge I had a problem, ask for help, clean house, and be of service to others. 

My life in sobriety began then and there and everything that I do now has the threads of recovery woven into it. Today, nothing comes before my gift of recovery. This gift is what allows me to stand here as a vessel of hope, inspiration, and support for you along your recovery journey. 

In 2020, I wrote,  Recovering You, Soul Care and Mindful Movement for Overcoming Addiction, for anyone who has become disconnected from their best selves. My hope is that this book will be a way shower of sorts for you - casting a warm and clarifying light on what you most need for the care of your body and soul at this time in your life.  

RECOVERY PRODUCTS

Steven's New Book is now available!

Whether one is on the path of recovery or simply feeling adrift and unmoored, Recovering You offers a lifeline to the discovery of a new and better way of being. Steven openly shares his own recovery journey throughout the book while offering powerful self-care practices like journaling, breath work, meditation, self-massage, and, uniquely, a focus on Qigong, the ancient movement practice at the heart of Chinese medicine and Taoist philosophy. 
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Recovering You Practice

Enjoy this movement practice that Steven created using Qigong movements from each chapter of his book, Recovering You - Soul Care and Mindful Movement for Overcoming Addiction. 

 

Dear Recovering Soul Series

Stories that describe my experience of life through the lens of addiction recovery. I speak to everyone through these stories because we are all recovering from something. Recovery = Change / Transition / Transformation.
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