Tian Dayton, PhD, an author and consultant with expertise in psychodrama, trauma’s connection to addiction, and issues affecting adult children of alcoholics, has released a new book of affirmations for recovery.
"One Foot in Front of the Other: Daily Affirmations for Recovery" also includes research information, 12-Step wisdom, and personal accounts of the author’s own story and some of the issues with which she has seen her clients grapple.
A description of the book states, “Eventually you may come to be grateful for whatever it was that opened the door to this experience of inner growth. But just for today, all you need to do is put one foot in front of the other, to take the next right action, to deepen your resolve to become responsible for your own life and to take the best that you have to offer to each new day.”
Here is a sampling of one of the affirmations; this one is titled “Keeping My Soul Alive”:
“Today I choose to do what I need to do to keep my soul alive, to stay awake to life, to this new day and all of its potential. If I walk by this day shut-down inside, that will be my experience. I will miss what the day has to offer me. If I rush through it with a preoccupied, distracted mind, I will just get from one thing to the next and the next till it is over. But if I look, if I understand that being alive in the moment brings unexpected gifts; if I recognize that simply being alive is a gift, then the moments in my day will expand, they will have a feel of something subtle and alive. I will be aware of a deeper pulse of living.
“I will stay on the path for one more day.”