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
By: Whitney McKendree Moore Changing My Focus by Listening Al-Anon has taught me that recovery involves listening. One of our slogans is Listen and Learn. Another is Progress Not Perfection. Another (which I made up) is Recovery is a Verb. In Al-Anon meetings, sharing after sharing has built my trust that The Higher […]Read More
By: Marilyn L. Davis Isolated Incident or a Pattern of Behaviors? ____ ___ ____ ___ When any behavior becomes the normal response or reaction to life or the typical way you respond or react to life, the behaviors become a ‘pattern of behavior’. In our active addiction, we created many patterns: ___ Manipulation to get […]Read More
“It’s about making a list of all the people you’ve harmed, either emotionally, physically or financially, and going back and making amends. That’s a spiritual lifestyle. It’s not a fluffy ethereal concept.” ― Anthony Kiedis, lead singer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and author of Scar Tissue
But that’s the cycle of addiction.
Rather than be trapped in the loop of addiction, travel that road again and see what you missed on the first trip.
It was at that point that I knew that change was a lifelong job; that it would create fears, uncover aspects of myself that generated and caused embarrassment, but that I would only benefit from my recovery if I went beyond not using to healing the underlying motives that produced negative outcomes in my life.Read More
One of the problems with holding onto resentments is they no longer serve their purpose, much like the worn out shoes.Read More
By: Marilyn L. Davis The Universe Recognizes Morgan How the universe works is a mystery to me. The first message of the day was an announcement that the tribute and memorial to my dog, Morgan, was in this paper. I had chosen to write about her on my other blog, Two Drops of Ink, more […]Read More
By: Marilyn L. Davis “I believe in recovery, and as a role model, I have the responsibility to let young people know that you can make a mistake and come back from it.” ― Ann Richards A Public Role Models for All of Us Ann Richards became the 45th governor of Texas. She appointed record numbers of women […]Read More
That’s the thing about reacting. Often it’s when we don’t feel in control of a situation, or we have predicted the outcome before it happens. But I had to find a solution, or I’d explode on someone else, or implode and feel crappy.Read More
You realize that you aren’t denying that a problem exists and you’re willing to make changes to correct it. These differences might be an action, changing a negative attitude, or you may change your feelings and thoughts about a situation.
But continuing to just ponder the problem, leads to frustration, tension and guilt. In the case of addiction, not changing can and does lead to harsher outcomes.
By: Rev. Dr. Kevin T. Coughlin PhD. “It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.” ~Nelson Mandela Is Addiction a Crime? Since the eighties, the judicial system hasn’t changed their […]Read More
“Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. Life would undergo a change of appearance because we ourselves had undergone a change of attitude.” ― Katherine MansfieldRead More