Getting To Recovery



This series discusses the Thirteen Affirmation Statements of Women for Sobriety, Inc. ( and how women can apply these statements to find their own recovery.


  • Extra: Meditation on the Thirteen Statements

    27/03/2013 Duración: 23min

    This bonus episode is a reading of the thirteen affirmation statements of Women for Sobriety designed for daily meditation. With soothing music and soft ocean sounds, each statement is read and followed by a period of silence for contemplation. If you like this episode, please consider donating to Women for Sobriety at

  • Statement Twelve: Embracing the Competence Within

    29/05/2012 Duración: 12min

    This episode discusses Statement Twelve of the Women for Sobriety "New Life" program. This statement says, "I am a competent woman and have much to give life. This is what I am and I shall know it always."

  • Statement Eleven: If Something Can Go Right, It Will

    05/05/2012 Duración: 12min

    In this episode we discuss Statement Eleven of the Women for Sobriety "New Life" program.  This statement reads, Enthusiasm is my daily exercise.  I treasure all moments of my new life.  From the essay: Opening ourselves to a life of enthusiasm can be as simple as changing one thought; instead of saying, “anything that can go wrong, will”, what would happen if we were to say, “anything that can go right, will?”  Isn’t it easier to show enthusiasm when you believe things will go right than it is when you expect them to go wrong?

  • Statement Ten: Learning to Love the "I"

    19/04/2012 Duración: 09min

    In this episode, we consider Statement 10 of the Women for Sobriety "New Life" program.  This statement reads, "All love given returns.  I will learn to know that others love me."  In addiction, it can be very difficult to grasp the idea of loving and being loved.  Once we become sober, we can struggle with understanding how to love. From this episode: We have all had the experience of meeting someone who has an aura of warmth about them.  When we develop our sense of self-love, this is how others will come to see us.  It is this outward expression of our inner love that allows others to truly love us.  When we approach our lives with love for ourselves and, by extension, compassion for others, we draw that positive energy back to us.  We find ourselves with better health, a better emotional state, and more lightness in our approach to life.  When we love ourselves, we can connect with and feel the love of the entire world.

  • Statement Nine: Letting Go of the Past

    07/04/2012 Duración: 09min

    In this episode, we discuss Statement Nine of the WFS "New Life" program.  The past is gone forever.  No long will I be victimized by the past.  I am a new woman.  From this episode: ... we are often reminded by others of our past transgressions when we become sober; it is up to us to learn how to respond to these situations without becoming embroiled in self-doubt and self-hatred, as these are states which frequently lead to relapse.  Statement Nine provides us with a framework for this understanding.  The words are simple, but they resonate very deeply with the essence of what it means to be in recovery.

  • Statement Eight: Doing the Right Things

    30/03/2012 Duración: 08min

    This episode discusses Statement Eight of the Women for Sobriety "New Life" program.  The fundamental object of life is emotional and spiritual growth.  When we find ourselves struggling in sobriety, it is important that we ask the right questions.  Should we ask if we are doing things right, or if we are doing the right things?

  • Statement Seven: Love Yourself, Change Your World

    26/03/2012 Duración: 10min

    This episode discusses Statement Seven of the Women for Sobriety New Life program.

  • Statement Six: Embracing a Life of Greatness

    04/12/2011 Duración: 08min

    This episode discusses Statement Six of the Women for Sobriety program, Life can be ordinary or it can be great.  How do we find the greatness already existing in our lives?

  • Statement Five: 4C-ing a Positive Outlook

    10/11/2011 Duración: 09min

    This episode discusses WFS Statement Five, which forms the backbone of the program. From it we get the 4C's, that we are Capable, Competent, Caring and Compassionate.

  • Statement Four: Are You Bothered?

    28/09/2011 Duración: 10min

    This episode discusses WFS Statement Four, which reads: Problems bother me only to the degree I permit them to.  I now better understand my problems and do not permit problems to overwhelm me.

  • Statement Three: If You're Happy and You Know It

    29/08/2011 Duración: 11min

    The third affirmation statement of Women for Sobriety reads, Happiness is a habit I will develop. Happiness is created, not waited for. This week we discuss finding happiness in early sobriety.

  • Statement Two: Finding the Positive

    17/08/2011 Duración: 11min

    This episode discusses the second statement of the Women for Sobriety, Inc. program. This statement says, "Negative thoughts destroy only myself."

  • Statement One: The Key to Sobriety

    05/08/2011 Duración: 11min

    The first in a series of talks about the Thirteen Affirmation Statements of Women for Sobriety, Inc. This podcast discusses the first Statement, "I have a life-threatening problem that once had me."