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by surreau
18 Feb 2014 20:58
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11378
Views: 696512

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Excellent post Mountainhare. The effort it takes to fight ourselves/our addiction is so exhausting, and we all know what happens when we need a little artificial "wake up" to keep the battle going. Releasing it all and trusting the ground/Universe to hold us up is eventually a relief; the more we ca...
by surreau
04 Nov 2013 21:41
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............
Replies: 27953
Views: 893376

Re: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............

I am putting my heart and soul into making my pain and self-destructiveness something from "the Past", and finding a second life.
by surreau
26 Oct 2013 03:35
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Darcy's Fitness and Weight Management Club
Replies: 21749
Views: 689031

Re: Darcy's Fitness and Weight Management Club

Dearest Miss Cheese, I think we can safely stay another day off the Depression thread with all the rambunctious goings on right here. I also this afternoon tried hooing to see if it would clean my windows but I don't think it works down under, maybe. I did manage to mow my lawn bugs though so that w...
by surreau
24 Oct 2013 23:03
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Darcy's Fitness and Weight Management Club
Replies: 21749
Views: 689031

Re: Darcy's Fitness and Weight Management Club

Dear Miss Cheese, Me again stalking you! I am so used to reading your posts with my double entendre radar on that I truly hope that "shampooing your downstairs" is not some new British euphemism like "Brazilian" etc. If you are on the Cheese Board then I am in the Crackers Packet. Keep well, and kee...
by surreau
23 Oct 2013 08:12
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13559
Views: 557173

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

Hello all from a very itinerant poster, who will be 1 year in about a month's time (30 Nov). But that's not why I'm here...Miss Cheese, you are a favourite with me, because who else can deadpan in the way you do? "He doesn't have a leg to stand on"? I know this is awful, but...it just about finished...
by surreau
29 Jul 2013 23:21
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Meditation
Replies: 317
Views: 31016

Re: meditation

Hi there Yogihare (I do like the new name), Yes, I know "Light On Yoga" and Iyengar. It's very similar to the yoga I do; I think it is right for you as well. He is a very inspiring man, and I also love the way Yehudi Menuhin (the violinist that was) brought him to the West and was a student for many...
by surreau
28 Jul 2013 23:47
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Meditation
Replies: 317
Views: 31016

Re: meditation

Mountainhare, Yes, yes and yes. You got it! Yoga, like life, is the journey not the destination. You will find that it keeps you interested, encouraged, curious, and calm through all life's future tempests, by showing you where your stillness resides so that you can find it again when you need it. I...
by surreau
02 Jun 2013 23:37
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Re: The Two and Three Month Challenge
Replies: 20817
Views: 803252

Re: The Two Month Challenge

Mountainhare!

I see you here!

No, it's not complicated...you drink, I throttle you. You see? Simples.

(Glad daughter is OK for now...wouldn't be a teenager for all the olives in Kefalonia).

X S
by surreau
02 Jun 2013 23:21
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: The Cyclists' Thread
Replies: 963
Views: 52378

Re: The Cyclists' Thread

Thank you so much for saying that, Mountainhare, If I have done anything at all to have said the right thing at the time you were ready, I can't take all the credit; it was you that did the work, when it was time to put your head down and go. But if that's the case, and I happened along saying the r...
by surreau
02 Jun 2013 09:41
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: The Cyclists' Thread
Replies: 963
Views: 52378

Re: The Cyclists' Thread

Sobriety through metaphor, MountainHare:

Zen and the Art of Mountain Cycle (in Sobriety) Maintenance.

Beautiful to see your expression...so happy for you.

See you soon around the pages,

Sue.
by surreau
02 Jun 2013 00:12
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: The Cyclists' Thread
Replies: 963
Views: 52378

Re: The Cyclists' Thread

The picture of a man not just at peace in his own skin, but positively at one with himself and the world and the fact that life is precious. So happy for you, Mountain Hare. You deserve every summit. Just look at this photo and remember how you felt at the time, if ever you need reassurance or confi...
by surreau
26 May 2013 22:45
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: The Cyclists' Thread
Replies: 963
Views: 52378

Re: The Cyclists' Thread

Chillibird, You are absolutely right. I think a problem for some is that the logic deserts them in the face of the EAF, those of us like that find it easy to rationalise before and after an event, but not during the time the EAF is riding over that logic. I would love to bike ride, and did try it a ...
by surreau
24 May 2013 08:07
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Darcy's Fitness and Weight Management Club
Replies: 21749
Views: 689031

Re: Darcy's Fitness and Weight Management Club

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Another one who hares down mountains, Mountainhare!

This guy is famous, a raw vegan cyclist. Check him out and take or leave bits...sending xxx for your trip!
by surreau
24 May 2013 07:50
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: The Cyclists' Thread
Replies: 963
Views: 52378

Re: The Cyclists' Thread

ChillliBird, I don't know if it applies to everyone, all the time, but in Mountainhare's case, yes, the aha moments were a prelude to celebration, if you like, and excuse and reason for a celebration (of the destructive kind). I would say that it is a danger for many of us, when we think we have "go...
by surreau
24 May 2013 00:37
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: The Cyclists' Thread
Replies: 963
Views: 52378

Re: The Cyclists' Thread

Hi Mountainhare! I haven't been able to post, but have had the odd read now and again, and I am over the moon to see how you're travelling lately abstinence wise. I particularly enjoy the well controlled, slightly reined-in optimism. It's a healthy one, there is no apparent inkling coming through th...
by surreau
09 Mar 2013 21:52
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Regrouping
Replies: 32456
Views: 1106575

Re: Regrouping

Brighteye44, I send you very best wishes for a speedy recovery and return to bushy tailed asap. The yoga will still be there waiting for you, don't fret; it gives you something to look forward to, hopefully! Hugs to you. MountainHare, Thank you for your heartfelt message. Do you know, I can "hear" y...
by surreau
08 Mar 2013 23:16
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Regrouping
Replies: 32456
Views: 1106575

Re: Regrouping

Thank you both Miss Joanne and swordgirl, I am loathe to post about myself too much, as I say it's because I don't think I'm any more or any less important than the rest of us on this journey we call Life. I also have found quiet peace and wordlessness, for me, are more healing than words which, com...
by surreau
08 Mar 2013 22:50
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Regrouping
Replies: 32456
Views: 1106575

Re: Regrouping

Please do that Mountain Hare. I don't share a lot, but I need to say a couple of things to let you know I know what I'm talking about. My own Mother issues: I was abandoned at birth, in an orphanage for first couple of years, foster homes and finally finding out that my biological parents (now dead ...
by surreau
08 Mar 2013 21:49
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Regrouping
Replies: 32456
Views: 1106575

Re: Regrouping

MountainHare, This is for you: http://www.kundaliniyogamanchester.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Hope you give them a go :) if you are up to it (baby steps are better than OK). I just had another thought, that Ashtanga yoga is another good one for you specifically (you seem to b...
by surreau
28 Feb 2013 21:15
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: The Spirituality Connection
Replies: 2714
Views: 126451

Re: The Spirituality Connection

Wish you well and more of that, Leigh. When our heart is open, God is always there.