Tips for Traveling Sober

Traveling is a great way to see the world, broadening your horizons and exposing you to different cultures and ways of life. However, it can also present unique challenges to your sobriety, especially if you are new to sober living. To help ensure your next trip is a success, follow these tips.  Continue reading

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MY 12 Step Store Opens Pop-up Stores in New York for NYC Pride Week

 

For the second year, My 12 Step Store West Hollywood will open a Pop-Up store in New York City during NYC Pride weekend, June 23-24, 2018. We are excited to announce the locations, which are in conjunction with the Gay Sober Men (GSM) Conference taking place June 21-24, 2018. GSM is a non-profit organization that provides a safe, fun, and enriching experience to the sober community encourage unity and enhance one’s sobriety.

My 12 Step Store Pop-Up Stores will feature some of the most popular items found at our West Hollywood location as well as in our online store. Items will include the beautiful Pride Rainbow Swarovski Crystal Bling Medallions in various styles, along with our limited-edition GSM Commemorative coin, signature recovery t-shirts, various medallions covering a vast number of years, and much more.

Our Pop-Up Stores will take place June 20th – 25th. The primary location will be at Hotel Moxy Times Square. Other store venues located at the NYC Rosenthal pavilion and Circle Line sightseeing cruises.

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My 12 Step Store is coming up on 15 years of providing love and service for all 12-step programs in the recovering community. The recovery book and gift store is located in the heart of West Hollywood USA and ships worldwide. We offer various ways to make 12-recovery fun and livable for all walks of life. We have the largest collection of the splashiest medallion styles, fun apparel, Silver and gold 12-step jewelry including the Surrender Collection, along with prayer bookmarks, unique gifts and inspirational recovery cards.

Visit us online at: www.my12stepstore.com Email:  info@my12stepstore.com 310 623 1702

Visit us: My 12 Step Store 8730 Santa Monica Blvd.  West Hollywood CA 90069

New York contact:  RJ Holguin, RJdesignla@msn.com   RJ@my12stepstore.com

GSM is an International conference in NYC for gay and Sober men. The non-profit organization empowers community members to lead healthy, successful lives. It proudly celebrates the LGBTQ community’s diversity and advocate for those that are new to the journey of sobriety. Their events facilitate face-to-face recovery and provide a safe, fun, and enriching experience to the sober community. Their primary purpose is to encourage unity and enhance one’s sobriety. Conference dates are June 21-24, 2018. To learn more, visit: www.gayandsober.org Email: contact@gayandsober.org shop@gayandsober.org

NYC Pride offers something for everyone during NYC Pride Week. Heritage of pride works toward a future without discrimination where all people have equal rights under the law. We do this by producing LGBTQIA+ Pride events that inspire, educate, commemorate and celebrate our diverse community. The week conclude with Out in the streets for the biggest Pride celebration in the world! On June 24th, 2018

For more information on events and times visit: www.nycpride.org/events/

 

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Is Your Recovery Ready for Summer?

Is Your Recovery Ready for Summer?

It’s time to enjoy some fun in the sun! That means plenty of outdoor picnics and pool parties. While this all sounds like innocent fun (and it should be), the fact is that summertime get-togethers can often test your recovery. With plenty of alcohol drinks being poured, and possibly weed or other drugs being passed around you will need a strategy to avoid the trappings of these outings. Continue reading

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Celebrating Sober Dads

Celebrating Sober Dads

Not only is June the month when warm weather and school vacations are in full swing, but it’s when Father’s Day is celebrated. It is traditionally a day that begins with breakfast in bed, gifts of clay handprints and of course that old idea of a new tie. This year, instead of the traditional activities and gifts, here are some fun, sober ideas on how to spend the day celebrating your dad, brother, grandfather or any important man in your life. Continue reading

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Helping Others and Being of Service

Helping Others and Being of Service

When you are in recovery from addiction, giving back in your community and helping others can be great for your healing process. Practical experience has shown that nothing will so much insure success with addiction as intensive work with other addicts.  You can help when no one else can. You can secure their confidence when others fail.   Let’s take a look at the many ways being of service can help you with clean and sober living.  Continue reading

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Tips 2 Think Positive

Tips 2 Think Positive

When you are in recovery, you take things one day at a time. When you wake up, you must think that today is going to be a good day. But in addition to just thinking it, there are steps and actions you can take to help maximize the chances of your day being a good one. Aside from surrendering to your higher power, here are four tips that can help to make your day a great one. Continue reading

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5 Ways to Honor Memorial Day

Memorial Day is generally associated with the arrival of summer, the local pool opening its gates and backyard barbecues. Although these are all good reasons to celebrate the holiday, Memorial Day was created as a day to honor and remember those who lost their lives while serving in the military. As you gather with friends and family, it is important to remember our veterans who lost their lives for their country, so here are a few ways to respectfully honor Memorial Day. Continue reading

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No Dating in Early Recovery

We invited one of our readers to share his personal experience on dating in early recovery, and here’s what he has to say.

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Popular Songs About Addiction

Musical artists create songs based on their experiences, right? Being in the spotlight 24/7 can be a challenge, so it’s no wonder that many artists write songs about addiction. There are hundreds of songs about drugs or drinking. Many of the artist wrote songs about their addictions and eventually some got sober decades later of found recovery of some type. Many did not and have died from their addictions.  Here are just a few songs that you may or may not have realized are about addiction. http://www.my12stepstore.com/Alcoholics-Anonymous-One-Day-At-A-Time-Postcard.html
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Fun Ways to Truly Make Mom Feel Special This Mother’s Day

First let’s share a few special traits children say about Mom’s; A mom will always be there for her children, even when they are grown, thinks about her children long after they have “flown the nest”, supports her children’s dreams, even when they seem impossible, loves her children in a way they will never understand until they have their own and will defend her children against the world. Continue reading

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