Creating in Recovery
Joy of Living Creatively
Dr. Eric Maisel

Episode 53 - Creating in Recovery

Today’s episode is part of a series called “Creative Recovery,” based on the book of the same name, published by Shambhala Press, that addictions’ special Susan Raeburn and I have written in which we describe a complete addiction recovery program for creative people. In it we take into account the risks, needs, and demands of the creative life and the creative personality. I hope that you will give Creative Recovery a peek if addiction issues are of concern to you or to somebody you know. Today’s show, the eighth in the series, is called “Creating in Recovery.”

The episode begins this way:

“Every day is a day to create. But every day is also a day to pay attention to your recovery. As Barbara, a painter, explained, ‘I need to do my painting or else I don’t really feel alive. But the pressure I put on myself when I paint to get it right and to make it conform to my vision, and the state I get into when I open myself up to my dark imagery, each jeopardize my hard-fought recovery. The longer I maintain my recovery, the less dangerous this becomes, but it is never really a completely settled issue.’”

Tune in to hear more!