Addiction recovery requires a serious commitment, yet that doesn’t mean it has to be a bleak, never-ending struggle. “Recovering takes us through many difficult steps of discipline, humility, and self-realization,” says Kevin Griffin .“In doing so, many of us forget that we are capable and deserving of basic happiness.” With Recovering Joy, Kevin Griffin fills in what is often the missing piece in addiction recovery programs—how to regain our ability to live happier lives.
Recovering Joy offers a deeply insightful look at how we can cultivate positive mind states within the challenging context of addiction. Through reflections, self-inquiry, and mindfulness practices, Griffin reveals how we can better act in accordance with our core values, cultivate healthy and satisfying relationships, renew our sense of playfulness, and find the unexpected joys in the journey of recovery.
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Yet another evocative and thoughtful book from Kevin Griffin. His book for me points to the flaws in the recovery model that tend to "trudge the road to happy destiny' as AA says. There's little joy in that quote and the joy of recovery can be expressed in many wonderful ways.
I greatly respect Kevin Griffin's work and contribution to the recovery community. I highly recommend his earlier books for anyone still figuring out how to find their path and get stable in recovery. This is a very practical book for moving beyond those first few years to building a rewarding life congruent with the values that support recovery. This would be a great book for a small study group.
I can't talk highly enough about Kevin Griffin, he's an excellent writer about Buddhism and recovery I highly recommend this book to anybody interested in Buddhism and freedom
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