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How I Achieve Serenity: Finding Purpose with my Heart

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How I Achieve Serenity: Finding Purpose with my Heart

In all of my writings towards recovery, at least in recent times, have contained what seems to be more than just the term serenity; but an entity as well. And for me to be accurate enough to what I find most inspiration, any sort of prolific writer that holds influence draws perspective from their own life. So if you had a hunch that serenity and the emotions involved in how I portray my dedications to such a form is in fact not just a person, but, the relationship I hold to them, then you are most definitely correct. In fact,...

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The Rewards of Working with People in Recovery!

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The Rewards of Working with People in Recovery!

Working with people 1-on-1 in the professional recovery field typically brings to mind a counselor, a nurse, or a doctor of some kind. Thank God for those individuals who work in those positions, I know they’ve saved my ass more than once, and quite frankly are a large reason why I’m even simply alive today. I strongly feel that those are not the only people doing work in the field of recovery on a 1-on-1 basis. I think that sometimes we limit those who qualify as working in the professional recovery field in our minds to those three career paths,...

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Marv Recovers, One Rep at a Time!

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Marv Recovers, One Rep at a Time!

My name is Marv, but I go by "One Rep Marv" for the help I give to the recovery community in fitness and recreation.   My clean date is June 22, 2013! I am a 30-year-old male living in sunny Southern California. I identify as a recovering alcoholic-addict; although when left to my own devices I am a self-loathing narcissist, a procrastinating-perfectionist, a self-victimizer, a self-saboteur, a liar, a cheat, a thief, and quite frankly…a total and utter train-wreck. With such a lovely introduction don’t you wish you knew me personally?!? So, the question I get a lot these days is when...

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