The Celebrity Therapist

The Celebrity Therapist


Welcome to Moving Beyond Addiction

posted by sherrygaba

 

As I welcome you to my new blog “Moving Beyond Addiction: Nurturing Your Spirit in Sobriety”, I sit here in gratitude and wonderment as to how I got here.  I look forward to sharing with you my own journey in recovery with antidotes from the past and present, as well as the gifts I have received from those in and out of recovery that I have learned along the way. I have not only had my own experiences, but have worked in the field of recovery for over ten years.  I will share with you candidly and honestly my own experiences and journey of self discovery.   You will know that you are never alone on this path you have so courageously decided to take. I am here right alongside of you cheering you on each step of the way towards a life filled with joy, peace, and serenity.  If you are struggling with an addiction, don’t know if you have one, know someone who does, or are simply not sure, this blog will hopefully inspire you as well as assist you, in moving you from where you were, where you are now, and where you wish to go in your sobriety.

 

Although sobriety is at the forefront of my blog, my wish for you is to experience a life filled with purpose and meaning.  I hope to impart many of the tools that have worked for me to help you reach your greatest desires.  Recovery is so much more than just getting clean and sober.  It’s about living a life on purpose and manifesting everything you have ever dreamed of.  Are you looking for a loving relationship?  Are you satisfied in your career?  Are you feeling financially secure?  Are you nurturing your soul?  Are you taking care of your health and well-being?  Whatever you goal is, this blog is intended to move you closer to where you want to go.

 

An excerpt from my book, “The Law of Sobriety: Attracting Positive Energy for a Powerful Recovery” explains that without a purposeful life, you may even feel justified to use drugs or alcohol again out of despair and lack of fulfillment in your life.  “I believe that without purpose and passion, some type of relapse is inevitable.  Perhaps you won’t drink or use, you will definitely have a hard time maintaining your emotional sobriety…the emotional balance and stability that makes it possible to be happy and productive and feel more alive.” 

Whether you are struggling with alcohol, drugs, overeating, workholism, codependency, love, compulsive shopping, gambling, or sex addiction, this blog is meant to assist you with your vision of recovery in your life today, tomorrow, and in the distant future. I am here to help you create goals that resonate with what you want to do, where you want to go, and what you want to leave behind.

 

You can start your day with a Recovery Tip which is designed to help move you closer to manifesting your goals with action steps or an  Inspirational Quote which is offered to encourage you on your path towards self-discovery.

 

The greatest way to overcome any addiction is to listen to someone else share their own story of experience, strength, and hope with the same addiction.  I hope this blog resonates with your own story and helps bring you closer to the purposeful life you are meant to live.

  

Recovery Tip

Rewarding your recovery encourages you to continue your sobriety.  Abstinence becomes more positive, the more frequent the reward. 

 

 Inspirational Quote,

” Attitude is the speaker of our present: It is the prophet of our future. ”

John C. Maxwell.

 



  • Kristen

    Hello! Thank you for starting this blog, I would be honored to become involved as well as preorder your book!!! I have been considering one on one coaching from you for over a year now. Unfortunately, I’m on disability as well have lost my health insurance coverage and would hate to begin your program and then have to stop coming because of financial reasons. Your book and blog may be a great alternative.
    I’m 35 years old and have been dependent on anti-anxiety medication for about 10 years now. 10 years ago I seeked medical attention after witnessing a woman being raped and murdered outside my college bedroom apartment. I suffered PTStress. I NEVER meant to become addicted! My latest set back was 13 months ago, after the birth of my second child. 6 weeks post pregnancy, I began having severe post pardon depression/anxiety disorder. I still suffer today with symptoms and depend on multiple medications just to able to function. I hope to someday be clean and just have “me” back.
    I look forward to staying in touch and discover my life journey!
    Thank you again
    Kristen
    Ventura, CA

  • http://www.sgabatherapy.com Sherry Gaba

    I am grateful too that you stumbled upon my blog. Sobriety definitely comes first and I love what you say about loving who you are right now and who you are becoming. The journey is where the joy is. God Bless.

  • Nancy

    Sherry,
    I am excited about stumbling across this blog today. I’m coming up on six months of sobriety July 3. I have been in and out of the rooms of AA and recovery centers since Nov. 06. My story is very similar to yours (we could have gone to school together for all I know). Today, I am grateful for so much. Most important, my sobriety. I’m looking forward to reading your book when it comes out in September. My purpose today is to stay sober and to live my life fully by loving who I am right here/right now and who I am becoming and to help others experience this beautiful gift of life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tracy-Rigdon/1035359786 Tracy Rigdon

    Can’t wait to get involved with your Blog. God Bless and keep up the good work!

  • http://www.sgabatherapy.com Sherry Gaba

    Tracy
    That is so awesome, that you are now sober. I was and am a single parent although got married again five years ago. I know how difficult that can be and yet so rewarding. All the miracles happened for me once I got sober. I even met my husband at an AA meeting. As long as you remain sober and trust you are here on this planet for a purpose, emotional sobriety is possible. God Bless. Sherry

  • Tracy

    I feel like my higher power is looking after me. I have been searching for a blog like yours. I am in early recovery – almost 5 months, and each day is a struggle. Not so much with the desire to use, but with “emotional sobriety.” I am a 43 year old single mom of a 9 year old. I lost everything to my addiction to prescription pain medicine. I have changed addictions throughout the past 23 years, but there has ALWAYS been one prevelant in my life. I feel like relapse is simply not an option for me, but want to grasp the other components of maintaining a healthy sober lifestyle….THANK YOU for answering my prayers.
    Tracy in the Adirondacks

  • http://www.sgabatherapy.com Sherry Gaba

    Tony
    Thank you for being my very first comment post to my new blog. I am blessed and grateful you have found recovery and my blog. Just posting your inspirational comment will help others and it certainly made my day:) God Bless. Sherry

  • Tony Savage

    Sherry,
    It is obvious that God has placed you right where he wants you as He has me. I am a recovering addict/alcoholic and have been clean and sober 4 years come October 3rd. Ever since I took that “leap of faith” and straightened myself out, God has done nothing but Bless me continuously.
    I lost everything because of my addiction to cocaine and alcohol. My home, my wife, my self-esteem, my health, my work, my friends… everything and everybody was affected. But the moment I decided to reach out for help, and actually did reach out, everything changed… even my relationship with God changed. He started to pour out more of His blessings on me that I just couldn’t contain myself anymore. And He continues to do so today. I know now that God was been with me throughout my addiction, and it is because of His LOVE and GRACE that I am still alive. And because of my actions of getting clean, I have unknowingly helped other people do the same.
    I am a very well known and respected musician in my business, and I have heard from people that I have never met that have told me that they took that “leap of faith” because of me. PRAISE GOD!
    There is a lot more to my story but I just wanted to say thank-you for starting your blog. You have no idea as to how many people will be touched and changed because of what you are doing. If there is anything I can do to help you please do not hesitate to ask.
    God Bless You…
    Tony

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