While we’ll get multiple reasons from people we ask, the usual excuses for returning to active addiction seems to fit into the following five excuses.
The level of stress we face is unparalleled in my lifetime, and I’m 72, so I have lived through uncertain times before. But I know that nothing has prepared me for the Corona Virus.Read More
Recovery is more than ‘not using.’ What changes did you have to make even after your stopped using? How did you overcome your ambivalence? How can you encourage someone today?Read More
To break down associations, identify who the person reminds you of; then make a conscious effort to not filter the message by the association or past connection.Read More
Changing the way we think takes time. Recovery allows us to learn new skills, attitudes, and actions, but it also gives us time to unlearn the self-defeating patterns of negative thinking.
When we begin the day on a positive note, it makes the day and our recovery shine.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
“Goals are the road maps that guide you to your destination. Cultivate the habit of setting clearly-defined written goals; they are the road maps that guide you to your destination.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the HeartRead More
The reality is that change is going to feel painful, unfamiliar, uncomfortable, and uncertain. Too often people focus only on their pain, what they will have to go through to change, without reflecting on the pain that their actions have caused loved ones and friends.Read More
I do not take lightly when the Universe demonstrates a lesson for me, and at that moment, I saw how tenacious that tulip sprout was. That longing, if you will, to grow, to fight for survival and thrive. To blossom and show itself in all its splendor and beauty.Read More
By: Marilyn L. Davis “What really bugs Henry about Barry, he supposes, is Barry’s complacency. His inner assurance that there is no need to change his self-destructive behavior – let alone search for its roots. ~Stephen King, Dreamcatcher What are Self-destructive Behaviors? Self-destructive or self-defeating behaviors are any behaviors that […]Read More
Am I fearless? No. I have merely decided that I’ll be brave while still feeling scared. I know that 23 million other people are in recovery and will stand by me and encourage me; that helps me be brave and take the next leap of faith.Read More
We’re all rather like the nesting dolls; we’re layered and complex. But if we look within, we will find all the qualities and answers necessary to overcome adversity, problems, and difficulties. We just have to keep looking for them.Read More