manipulation from addict 2 advocate marilyn l davis

What Does Your Manipulation Cost You?

We have all manipulated people.  But most of us have a preferred method of manipulation.  When you learn to spot yours, then you can decide if your manipulation comes at too great a cost and change the behaviors.

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When the Ripple Effect Hits Home

  By: Alison Smela   “The ripple effect. You throw a pebble into the water and it creates ripples. Your action was to throw the pebble—the representation of your choice. That’s all that you can control. But not the ripples—those are the consequences of your choice. And that you cannot control.” ― Michele Bardsley   Spiritual […]

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from addict 2 advocate

Recovery Isn’t Perfection; It’s Progress

Learning to Walk in Our Recovery
I then asked them if they would criticize a toddler who stumbled while learning to walk, or if when their children did stumble and fall, did they think, ‘Boy this kid will never walk.’

These questions usually get me some perplexed looks and the standard, “Of course not. Kids have to learn that stuff, and they’re going to fall. They just get back up.”

It’s the same for our recovery.

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from addict 2 advocate future change marilyn l davis

Recovery Can Change the Future

“Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could travel into the future, see where you messed up, and then go back in time to rearrange things to make your future better? You can. If you can foresee regret, you can mind travel to the future. If you can train yourself to mind travel effectively, you can intentionally affect your future by doing something about it today.”~Richie Norton

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