You Can Not Buy Self-Esteem

By marilynldavis

I knew that to get my self-esteem back on an even keel, I would have to view qualities within and not focus on what was lacking on the outside. How did I do this?

Choosing Sobriety

By marilynldavis

By: Deb Palmer     “We design our lives through the power of choices.”― Golden Flower ____ Choosing Our Fate Runs in the Family   When my children were little, I offered choices like clean your room or scrub toilets, get along or spend the day pulling weeds.  “You choose,” I’d say with a smile. Choices…

Are We Living our Recovery?

By marilynldavis

My realization of the value of life was not an epiphany, striking me with profound insight and wisdom on living and dying; more of a learning experience from seeing how many lives ended quickly from addiction, yet how extended many were by recovery.

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.