Recovery: How Are You Learning the Lessons?

By marilynldavis

When we’re challenged with a lesson in our recovery, if we approach them from the perspective of “here’s a problem area or issue, and I’ve got an opportunity to learn from others”, it seems less harsh or traumatic.

Recovery: Reacting or Responding?

By marilynldavis

That’s the thing about reacting. Often it’s when we don’t feel in control of a situation, or we have predicted the outcome before it happens. But I had to find a solution, or I’d explode on someone else, or implode and feel crappy.

ARE YOU WAITING BY THE POOL OF BETHESDA?

By marilynldavis

By: Noelle Sterne        “Are you ready?” Klaus asked finally. “No,” Sunny answered. “Me neither,” Violet said, “but if we wait until we’re ready we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives, Let’s go.” The Ersatz Elevator                                                                                                                                     …

SIX PRINCIPLES FOR FORGIVING

By marilynldavis

The psychiatrist and Course in Miracles teacher Jerry Jampolsky in Goodbye to Guilt calls forgiveness “the ultimate challenge” (p. 149). We cling to hurts, slights, insults, betrayals, wrongs, anger, resentments, annoyances—and on and on, through months, years, decades, and, before we blink, a lifetime.