Hammock Readings

Daily Meditation Readings for Mindfulness

One of the gifts of meditation is the mindfulness it brings. Used properly, even 5 -minute mindfulness meditation can connect us with our mind and body, helping us notice the many little details that make life so wonderful. It’s like living life in vivid technicolor – and once you start, you’ll never look back!

Join the Avenues community each morning with daily recovery readings. Begin your day with inspired intention and joy!


The Magic of Meditation

Navigate addiction from a place of mindfulness. Together with psychosomatic practices like yoga, meditation reduces cravings and strengthens our self – discipline, helping us regulate ourselves and better manage an addiction.  

With guided meditations across a wide range of topics, Avenues Hammock Readings is sure to have something perfect for you!

Clear Mind Meditation: Reclaim your Brain

What exactly is mindfulness? 

Mindfulness means being present and engaged in the current moment, without judgement, distraction, or reaction. It’s the ability to view our thoughts and emotions from an objective standpoint, without getting caught up in the flurry and fervor they create. Mindfulness gives us the ability to live each moment to its very fullest.

Interestingly, meditation is proven to be one of the most effective ways of developing mindfulness. Because it trains us observe our experiences, mind and body impartially, without judgement or reaction, meditation goes hand-in-hand with mindfulness. And the benefits – like better emotional regulation, improved stress management, increased self – love, and a greater appreciation for the present moment – make the small investment well worth it. 

And these short mindfulness meditations are free, too! All you need is your mind😊If you’re ready to wake up and smell the roses, try these 5 to 10-minute mindfulness meditations today.

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How to use these recovery readings

On paper, meditation sounds simple. But staying focused, maintaining calm, and tuning in to yourself can be trying. This guided meditation for addiction can make meditation for recovery easier. It gives you something to focus on, solving the question many meditation beginners have: “What should I do?”

How to use Recovery Readings

  1. Establish consistency. Positive change requires regularity to stick. There’s a new Recovery Reading every day, giving you something fresh to look forward to each morning! 
  2. Choose a time and place. Look for a comfortable, familiar spot where you can focus. 
  3. Use proper posture. Sit with a straight back and relaxed shoulders so you can breathe properly.
  4. Relax your body. Notice where you’re holding tension in your body, and release it. 
  5. Play your Recovery Reading. This helps set your intention for the meditation – and the day.
  6. Tune into yourself. Focus on how each part of your body feels to stop your mind from wandering.
  7. Be kind to yourself! If your mind wanders, gently and non-judgmentally redirect your focus.
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Join the meditation movement!

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Rosa Sawyer

Prince Frederick

When it comes to recovery, community is the most important factor to me because it’s what is going to keep me sober. The community here gives me the chance to help another alcoholic which essentially helps me. The staff is amazing and truly is here for me. They have helped me in so many different ways to help me realize that I am capable, lovable, smart.

Iain Schaaf

New England

I am one who has been to treatment multiple times at other facilities and was not able to stay in long-term recovery. Avenues was a much needed experience that has renewed my hope for sobriety. I cannot thank them enough. The clinicians were kind, supportive, and very knowledgeable. I was able to see tangible results for the work I put in. It has given me the resources to succeed!

Justin Lanoux

Metairie, LA

Literally a life changing experience. I was able to practice life skills in a warm and safe environment. Though the work was difficult at times, there was so much support from the clinical staff, fellow clients and the counselors. I was blessed and fortunate to have been in this marvelous program and grew so much emotionally!! Thank you Avenues for giving me a second chance at life!

Karen Rubinstein

Bucks County, PA

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