Recovery: Too Much Thinking and Not Enough Action?

“Thinking too much leads to paralysis by analysis. It’s important to think things through, but many use thinking as a means of avoiding action.” ― Robert Herjavec, The Will To Win: Leading, Competing, Succeeding

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KEPT and SWEPT

  By Whitney McKendree Moore   “Mature adults gravitate toward new values and understandings, not just rehashing and blind acceptance of past patterns and previous learning. This is an ongoing process and maturity demands lifelong learners.” ― David W. Earle LPC- Love is Not Enough     As I celebrate my third decade in recovery, I […]

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Inside Voice: Insane or Intuition?

“We all have an inner voice, our personal whisper from the universe. All we have to do is listen — feel and sense it with an open heart. Sometimes it whispers of intuition or precognition. Other times, it whispers an awareness, a remembrance from another plane. Dare to listen. Dare to hear with your heart.” ― C.J. Heck, Bits, and Pieces: Short Stories from a Writer’s Soul

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Addiction Labels: Hurtful, Embarrassing, or a Beginning? marilyn l davis from addict 2 advocate

Addiction Labels: Hurtful, Embarrassing, or a Beginning?

.By: Marilyn L. Davis “I sincerely hope that when you enter treatment, you make the most of the opportunities and solutions to help you change and that you begin to embrace this journey called recovery.” ~ Marilyn Davis   A New Label: Participant     Recently someone referred to you as a drug addict, alcoholic, […]

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Dealing with Guilt in Your Recovery

Guilt motivates some people to change; they feel bad about their behaviors and they want these feelings to stop, so they change, and make amends.
 
Shame, however, often paralyzes people. Their distorted opinion of themselves leads them to believe that no one could forgive them for their actions; they think they are so worthless and undeserving of absolution that they often do not try to make amends.

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