Want to Change? Then There’s Work to Do!

By marilynldavis

If you find yourself in the cycle of only identifying the problem, ask yourself, do I have the want and the willingness to change something?
 
But continuing to just ponder the problem, leads to frustration, tension and guilt. In the case of addiction, not changing can and does lead to harsher outcomes. 

17 Spiritual Principles That Will Change Your Life

By marilynldavis

In one of my first lectures in treatment, I kept hearing about the spiritual principles that I needed to incorporate into my recovery.  For the principles listing on the sign-up sheet, I falsely assumed that I’d go to a dimly lit room, with incense wafting and cloistered monks reading from musty, dusty tomes.  I hoped that they would enlighten me and give me ancient wisdom on how to change.

Instead, I learned from recovering people like myself in recovery support meetings.

Is This All There Is? Bored in Recovery

By marilynldavis

“I’m bored is a useless thing to say.  I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say, ‘I’m bored. ” ― Louis C.K.