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
I got into recovery and wasn’t functioning well. I did not realize how much damage I had done to my body and brain; nor did I understand that all the emotions that I overlooked or ignored would come rushing back at inopportune times.Read More
By: Marilyn L. Davis “I’ve come to believe that in everyone’s life, there’s one undeniable moment of change, a set of circumstances that suddenly alters everything.” Nicholas Sparks ___ Words of Wisdom about Change Are some of you wondering how often I can write about change? Get tired of me prattling on […]Read More
Our barriers are self-imposed for the most part. That’s both good and bad news. Good because it’s an attitude within us, and therefore, we can change it. However, that’s the downside, too as most of us don’t like to feel uncomfortable in our life choicesRead More