Noticed Negative Patterns of Behavior? Then Make Changes

By marilynldavis

By: Marilyn L. Davis ____ Isolated Incidents or a Pattern of Behaviors?   “If we experience any failures or setbacks, we do not forget them because they offend our self-esteem. Instead, we reflect on them deeply, trying to figure out what went wrong and discerned whether there are any patterns to our mistakes.” Robert Greene When…

Changing You: A Full-time Job

By marilynldavis

It was at that point that I knew that change was a lifelong job; that it would create fears, uncover aspects of myself that generated and caused embarrassment, but that I would only benefit from my recovery if I went beyond not using to healing the underlying motives that produced negative outcomes in my life. 

Warmed By the Hearth Fire: Dealing with Grief in Recovery

By marilynldavis

And so it is.  I will go through the grief process, but I will take consolation in the hearth fire of others, and know that there will be a new day, a tomorrow. Each of us has a way of reaching out and touching another through our words, a gentle reminder of worth, or encouragement when things are difficult.

Are You A Recovery Role Model?

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  By: Marilyn L. Davis   A Public Role Models for All of Us     “I believe in recovery, and as a role model, I have the responsibility to let young people know that you can make a mistake and come back from it.” ― Ann Richards  Ann Richards became the 45th governor of Texas. She appointed…