Thinking Your Way Out of A Relapse

By marilynldavis

  By: Ben Rose  “Free your mind, and your ass will follow” – Funkadelic   Stinking Thinking Gets You Closer to a Relapse Addictive thinking is a potential sign of relapse. While this isn’t a new concept for those in recovery, we must remember it. Changing addictive thinking and stinking thinking means replacing distorted and…

Hitting Bottom: High Ones, Low Ones, and Choosing One

By marilynldavis

Many people have tried to recover and hit yet another lower bottom because they keep trying unsuccessful methods.  If this has happened to you, then this bottom can be the last if you do things differently.
 
I’ve always thought that the quote from Israelmore Ayivor speaks to all the ways we’ve tried to overcome our addiction on our own, and haven’t been successful. “You need to GIVE UP on methods that always give you wrong results. No matter how committed you are with a wrong formula, it always gives a wrong answer. Give up!” 

Affirmations Help Us Heal in our Recovery

By marilynldavis

Affirmations have to resonate, vibrate, or echo your desire. If not, there is a block created, as it is unbelievable.
For instance, I could create one stating: I am perfect, just as I am now! Even as I write it, I know it is untrue, therefore, no matter how many times I wrote it, I would not internalize this as a valid affirmation.

If They Love You Now, Why Change?

By marilynldavis

If you think about this logically, anyone that “falls in love” with you early in your recovery is getting involved with a person that you are trying to change. Therefore, you would have to stay the same to sustain the relationship, and that would be the exact opposite of what you are trying to accomplish in yo

Recovery Isn’t a Monarchy: There are No Kings or Queens

By marilynldavis

By: Marilyn L. Davis     Are You Behaving Like a King or Queen in Early Recovery?    “Little by little, the old world crumbled, and not once did the king imagine that some of the pieces might fall on him.” ― Jennifer Donnelly, Revolution           Many addicts and alcoholics create the false…