wellness Tag

Before I found recovery, health and wellness were not high on my priority list. Not only was I killing myself with drugs and alcohol, I was also killing myself with a horrible diet, sedentary lifestyle, cigarettes, sugar, not getting enough sleep…. If a substance, food, behavior or lifestyle choice was considered “unhealthy,” I was most likely participating and/or indulging in it.  I was unwell in every sense of the word – I was overweight. I was depressed. I was tired. And I was convinced that I would always be that way.

When we are using and in the midst of our disease, we are so far removed from ourselves that we fail to realize how much damage we do to our bodies. We fail to recognize that we are degrading, deserting, and eroding both our physical body and our spirit.