COMPASSIONATE BEING Start where you are. Do what you can. Pause & BreatheAddiction is a disconnecton from self and others. Recovery is about being in community with likeminded people who see you, hear, and are present. I have 30 years of lived experience in recovery and continue to pracice a daily series of mindfulness meditation rituals to maintain a sense of calmness and acceptance. For me, someone who struggles with anxiety, mindfulness helps when my brains gets hijacked by freefloating anxiety-based fear. I use R.AI.N. method. To fully benefit, the key is practice, the body remembers, keeps score and responds to positive affirmations, touch and healing. Recognize. Allow. Intimate attention.Nonidentification.