Slogans are a big part of the addiction and recovery community. These help us put things into perspective and inspire us to stay the course. Today’s guest blogger took her personal experience to heart and created a tool for others, especially for people in early recovery. Below, she shares her motivation for creating ODATCards™. Thanks, Mardi, for telling us your story. MWM
My name is Mardi M. and I am a recovering addict/alcoholic from NY and the creator of ODATCards™!
ODATCards are daily Slogan Meditation Cards that actually came about by accident.
One day a friend of mine who was coming back from a relapse told me she was gonna start her 1st step and I suggested she work on the Slogans. I went home and printed up a bunch of Slogans, cut them and placed them in a box to choose from every day. When people saw them they asked where I got them from, so I started printing them on cardstock and selling them. From there I researched if there was anything out there as inclusive as this, and to my surprise there wasn’t! So after researching manufacturers, a company was born with the incentive to help people. I especially focus on the Beginner Decks because, I know for me I wanted to be part of and needed something to focus on in the beginning of this journey.
This has truly been a labor of love and has had its growing pains, so we live and we learn.
We’ve expanded the Beginner Decks to use Fellowship specific language, (Addict, Alcoholic) along with a Slogans deck for people not in recovery. At this time, we are in several re-hab facilities throughout NY, and donate proceeds to different recovery organizations with the hopes of growing worldwide!
Special Thanks to OUR YOUNG ADDICTS For the opportunity and support!!! XOXO ~M
Note to readers: Mardi is kindly offering a 20 percent discount on orders. Use the code: OYA20
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