WHAT IS ADDICTION?
Is it a profound weakness that some people have? Are those people fundamentally weak or bad?
It’s comforting to answer yes to those questions. When you answer yes, you create a safe divide between normal and abnormal behavior. And it’s easy to see yourself as normal. Especially if you work hard, earn good or great money, have a loving family, and are a respected member of your community.
But here’s the thing. You can be all of those wonderful things and still be an addict. You may not abuse alcohol or drugs; you may not binge eat and purge by vomiting; you may not throw money away at the track.
But you may be a “respectable” addict. A workaholic, an attention getting junkie, or an insatiable perfectionist.
To really understand addiction, we must look beneath the behavior to uncover its root cause. Almost always, we will find a damaged self-esteem craving connection, validation, and love.
We may discover what today’s guest, Lori Losch, discovered: “…that addicts are not bad people. We are not people with no resolve, no will-power, and no character. We are simply highly sensitive people trying to survive. And our addictions helped us … until they didn’t. Then we sought a better way. “
Lori’s discovery led her beyond her own addiction to the awareness that your “biggest MESS can become your biggest MESSAGE.”
Today, Lori is a happy highly successful woman. Her coaching program, Rather than Rehab Addiction Recovery, helps people discover their worth and their power that are hiding behind the mask of addiction.
This podcast episode opens the door to a world of self-empowerment. Here are just a few of the gems it offers you:
You will learn about:
- A clearer understanding of the inner demons we all fight
- How to feel safe in an unsafe world
- Why all addictions are survival tools
- How to move from isolation to connection
- Why you should embrace your demons and make them allies
- How having a recovery coach can change a life positively
- 3 empowering tips for people who are struggling addiction
BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST
Bumbles: … Finds Her Way Home! by Lori Losch
Bumbles: … Saves Naipoki! by Lori Losch
Safe Souls by Lori Losch
Rather Than Rehab by Lori Losch
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Loving What Is by Byron Kati
The Soul of Success by Jack Canfield
The Bulletproof Diet by Dave Asprey
The Monster Within by Cynthia McClure
The Great Pain Deception by Stephen Ray Ozanich
“Treat others how you want to be treated.” – The Golden Rule
RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
Black & White – A Film by James Toback
Brain Octane Oil
The Genius Network Annual Event
Genius Network – The World’s Best Wisdom – Presented By Joe Polish
Dr. Gabor Maté
Being True to You
A Dangerous Story