Recovery Is In Bloom

By marilynldavis

By: Ben Rose     GENEROSITY OF THE SEASON    Ramadan Kareem translates to, “Have a generous Ramadan.” Allahu Akram often follows this greeting, “The Lord is much more generous.” This greeting and response are standard this time of year in The Muslim faith. Fasting from sunrise to sunset to celebrate the revelation of the Quran,…

The Power of Shared Experiences

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By: Marilyn L. Davis     “Share with others what is working and not working and watch the magic happen in your life as you help others.”― Richie Norton   Who Shares Matters – Or Does It?    The addicted population is one of the most shortsighted groups regarding who we listen to and learn…

33rd Recovery Anniversay – I’m Wearing Amethyst

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By: Marilyn L. Davis   Why Amethyst?    The Greeks believed in the healing powers of amethyst, or amethystos, signifying, sober, not drunk.  On this 33rd anniversary of sweating out alcohol, withdrawal from benzos, and crying softly in my detox bed, I’ll wear an amethyst-colored T-shirt and remember why I appreciate ‘not drunk.’ ___ Scared of the…

Recovery: Why Money Matters

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By: Ben Rose    “Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t need, to impress people that they don’t like.” ― Will Rogers   Money: Easy Come, Easy Go?    While in the throes of addiction, whether it’s alcohol, drugs, gambling, or anything else, people don’t consider saving money or delaying…