“Any time you assist or allow another person to continue in their unproductive/unhealthy/addictive behavior, whether actively, or passively, you are enabling.” ~Stanley BinionRead More
Even after years of therapy for the trauma and depression, I still mourn for that hurt little girl who has never been the same. No, no longer a victim, just sometimes it still hits me and adds to “down days.”Read More
By: Marilyn L. Davis What Happened to Your Attitude of Gratitude? “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 had undergone a change of attitude.” ― Katherine Mansfield ____ For some of us, […]Read More
By: Marilyn L. Davis Too Damaged to Heal? No one reading this is so damaged that some healing cannot occur. I have worked with survivors of extreme sexual abuse, starting as young as age three. In and out of mental institutions; multiple addictions, some who now have over 20 years of abstinence based recovery, […]Read More
Heroin – Living and Dying with an Addict You Love: How to Survive when Everyone Dies is Robert L. Hobbs’ story, however, it’s the story of all of us with addicted children. What we do; what we do wrong, and sometimes, what we do right.Read More
Addiction is Addiction
Addicted to Dimes (Confessions of a Liar and a Cheat) by Catherine Townsend-Lyon is a memoir that some might ignore. They don’t have a gambling addiction; they use ‘name that drug’.
That’s where they’d be wrong.Read More
The more I read, the more similarities that I found between three of the world’s major religions: Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism, with what I believe to be the fundamentals of recovery.Read More
My story is not significantly different from yours. We’ve all faced hardships, endured painful circumstances and situations, failed as many times as we’ve succeeded, and today, we’re alive, and if we’re alive today, we can make a difference.Read More
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.
But why do people use? In each of the three categories there’s a common denominator – feelings and emotions. You know, those things that we do our best to guard and to avoid discussing. The way we deal with them often dictates how our day will be and how we respond or react to different situations.Read More