In Episode 78 of Far From Finished, Matt talks about how he used to think materialistic things were a measure of success. What Matt ended up learning through the principles of recovery is that the effect he has on other people’s lives is the most valuable thing.
In Episode 77 of Far From Finished Michael talks about the importance of being open minded to change to achieve something different in your life. For Michael, you have to be open minded to the fact that there’s a possibility.
In Episode 76 of Far From Finished Thomas talks about how writing everyday became a way to look at his past and unpack it and take apart the idea of himself as a monster. He started to see the good side of who he had always been. Writing became a way of not just delving into his own addiction but sharing it.
In Episode 75 of Far From Finished Missy talks about how her life in addiction was living life like a lie because she was excited about whatever you told her to be excited about. Today if she gets pumped up and excited about something it’s because she genuinely is (especially the work she does in addiction recovery).
In Episode 74 of Far From Finished Andrea talks about the significance of obtaining better coping skills to deal with life. She feels confident enough to admit that she’s not a perfect person. She is also confident enough to be able to own up to what’s hers and make amends to mistakes she’s made.
In Episode 73 of Far From Finished Colin talks about the list of things that he is grateful for in recovery. His recovery has been a mixture of meetings, therapy and delving into his childhood. He considers his writing though to have been the most instrumental.