ARE YOU WAITING BY THE POOL OF BETHESDA?

By: Noelle Sterne        “Are you ready?” Klaus asked finally. “No,” Sunny answered. “Me neither,” Violet said, “but if we wait until we’re ready we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives, Let’s go.” The Ersatz Elevator                                                                                                                                      […]

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Recovery: Going from Battered and Broken to Better

By: T. Rose ____ “A fine glass vase goes from treasure to trash, the moment it is broken. Fortunately, something else happens to you and me. Pick up your pieces. Then, help me gather mine.” ― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration   Shattered, Tattered, and Battered Recovery begins with us completely broken! That is not […]

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BRANCH MANAGER OR ASSISTANT BRANCH MANAGER?

By Whitney McKendree Moore   Who’s The Real Manager Here?  This photograph was posted with the caption, “BRANCH MANAGER AND ASSISTANT BRANCH MANAGER.” I howled (pun intended) because that little dangler is me. My real puny status was not in the least bit funny when I first crawled into Twelve-Step recovery, exhausted from years of […]

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Judgment Perpetuates Stigma

By: C. W. Stratton   Judgement: We’re All Experts on Others   “Judging others is easy because it distracts us from the responsibility of judging ourselves.” ~Charles Glassman, Brain Drain: The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life    Trying to discern another person’s level of commitment to recovery is such a challenging task.  When interacting […]

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