By: Martin Jim McFadden “May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, the foresight to know where you are going, and the insight to know when you have gone too far.” ― Irish Blessing I was born in 1963, the youngest of five children. During that era in Co Donegal, Ireland, […]Read More
These messages can have a harmful or harmful effect on you as an adult. When you still believe these old messages, you give them power over you.Read More
“If we get our self-esteem from superficial places, from our popularity, appearance, business success, financial situation, health, any of these, we will be disappointed, because no one can guarantee that we’ll have them tomorrow.” ~Kathy IrelandRead More
When we entered that first self-help meeting, many of us were uncertain, confused and even a bit fearful. Right from the beginning, we were worried about what people would think of us. Would they accept us?Read More
In one of my first lectures in treatment, I kept hearing about the spiritual principles that I needed to incorporate into my recovery. For the principles listing on the sign-up sheet, I falsely assumed that I’d go to a dimly lit room, with incense wafting and cloistered monks reading from musty, dusty tomes. I hoped that they would enlighten me and give me ancient wisdom on how to change.
Instead, I learned from recovering people like myself in recovery support meetings.Read More