215: Unmasking Near Enemies: The Hidden Pitfalls in Compassion and Kindness on Your Journey to Wellness Pt 2 (Sort Of)
Recovery (Sort Of) | The Podcast
by Billy and Jason
3d ago
Continuing the conversation about near enemies, we explored the intricacies of cultivating virtues such as sympathetic joy, equanimity, and loving-kindness. We considered the challenge of experiencing sympathetic joy for individuals who may have caused harm or whom we perceive as undeserving, highlighting the need for genuine self-reflection and effort in cultivating positive feelings. Additionally, we emphasized the importance of equanimity in maintaining a larger perspective and managing emotions for the benefit of all, underscoring the significance of self-care strategies in fostering conne ..read more
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214: Unmasking Near Enemies: The Hidden Pitfalls in Compassion and Kindness on Your Journey to Wellness (Sort Of)
Recovery (Sort Of) | The Podcast
by Billy and Jason
1w ago
In the latest episode of the "Recovery Sort Of" podcast, we delve into the concept of "near enemies," inspired by Buddhist principles discussed in Brene Brown's book, "Atlas of the Heart." Near enemies are behaviors that may outwardly resemble positive or moral actions but originate from a less authentic or well-intentioned place. The hosts explore this concept within the framework of the four Buddhist immeasurables—loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity. They share insights from a Zen perspective, emphasizing the importance of identifying and addressing these near enemie ..read more
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213: Tracking Connection - The Experimental Relationship Journal (Sort Of)
Recovery (Sort Of) | The Podcast
by Billy and Jason
2w ago
In this episode of "Recovery Sort of," we delve into the concept of the Experimental Relationship Journal. This unique experiment, serves as a powerful tool to confront feelings of loneliness and worthlessness while fostering a deeper sense of interconnectedness with those around them. Through a straightforward approach, one can reflect on the order of daily interactions, encompassing various connection points, including social media engagement. We realize in the episode that this is tracking connectedness and "mattering." The Experimental Relationship Journal transcends a mere tracking syste ..read more
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211: The Self-Care Dilemma - Now vs Future You (Sort Of)
Recovery (Sort Of) | The Podcast
by Billy and Jason
1M ago
Welcome back to another episode of the Recovery (Sort Of) podcast! In today's discussion, we delve into the complex world of self-care, exploring the ongoing debate between prioritizing the present and investing in our future selves. Join us as we navigate the delicate balance between indulging in self-care pleasures in the present and making conscious efforts to secure a healthier, happier future. We'll share personal experiences, insights, and explore the challenges of finding equilibrium. In this episode, we introduce the concept of the Self-Care Circle—a way to approach self-care at a core ..read more
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210: Questioning the Ties that Bind: Boundaries, Traditions, and the Evolving Family - Pt 2 (Sort Of)
Recovery (Sort Of) | The Podcast
by Billy and Jason
1M ago
In part 2, we continue the conversation around our societal norms and customs with family in modern times. We shift our focus to how to recognize and address this dysfunction that is happening in our systems. We talk about the idea that rules we have been following are actually tools that we have put in place for a good life. And when they are not producing a good life, it might be time to apply a new rule. Further, we present the idea that if part of a system does not report back to the entire system, the system will be dysfunctional from the start. Whether you're navigating familial tensions ..read more
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209: Questioning the Ties that Bind: Boundaries, Traditions, and the Evolving Family (Sort Of)
Recovery (Sort Of) | The Podcast
by Billy and Jason
1M ago
In this episode, we break free from the traditional script of family. We unpack the pressure to conform, question outdated expectations, and redefine what it means to belong. Join us as we explore: Whether you're navigating familial tensions, seeking a sense of belonging, or simply curious about the shifting sands of modern families, this episode offers insightful answers and practical tools for building relationships that thrive. Tune in and join the conversation! Listen in to the conversation, and then share your thoughts with us. How to find us and join the conversation ..read more
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208: Jason's Story - Part 3 (Sort Of)
Recovery (Sort Of) | The Podcast
by Billy and Jason
1M ago
Finishing up with Jason telling his story, we explore the recovery years up through the present day. Jason talks about moving from traditional 12 step recovery, into trying more holistic healing methods, such as medical marijuana and magic mushrooms. Themes of validation, infidelity, shame, recovery, and healing. Jason's Story - Part 1⁠ Jason's Story - Part 2 Listen in to the conversation, and then share your thoughts with us. Other episodes mentioned: Finding a therapist How to find us and join the conversation: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Website ..read more
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207: Jason's Story - Part 2 (Sort Of)
Recovery (Sort Of) | The Podcast
by Billy and Jason
2M ago
Continuing Jason's story this week. We move into the middle school, high school and young adult years. Rebellion, the results of a traumatic young life, whatever we call it, the downward spiral toward hopelessness continues. Lots of exploration of events and meanings. Jason's Story - Part 1 Listen in to the conversation, and then share your thoughts with us. How to find us and join the conversation: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Website⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram ..read more
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206: Jason's Story - Part 1 (Sort Of)
Recovery (Sort Of) | The Podcast
by Billy and Jason
2M ago
We are doing Jason's story this week. We explore themes of childhood trauma, what different life events might mean for humans, and how kids navigate the world. We talk about forms of abuse, societal rules of parenting, and the fear parents can succumb to. Listen in to the conversation, and then share your thoughts with us. How to find us and join the conversation: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Website⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Twitter ..read more
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205: The Basics of Attachment (Sort Of)
Recovery (Sort Of) | The Podcast
by Billy and Jason
2M ago
We are talking about some of the fundamental concepts that are explained by Attachment Theory. We look into insecure-anxious attachment, insecure-avoidant attachment, and secure and disorganized attachment to a lesser extent. We try to use real world examples to discuss what being caught up in an attachment reaction looks and feels like. We talk about interconnections to Polyvagal Theory, Internal Family Systems, Imago and the push/pull dynamic that happens between opposing attachment types. Join us as we begin to explore attachment. Listen in to the conversation, and then share your thoughts ..read more
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