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…

Recovery: When You Contribute, We All Learn

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We had a new member in our group tonight. Most of the women have over six months in recovery and facilitating this group, I’ve gotten to know them.  I never expect the newest to speak first, but always acknowledge them and let them know that they may either speak first or let us know when they are ready to introduce themselves; but to always feel free to contribute to the conversation at any time.

Recovery Warriors: The People Who Help Us

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By: Marilyn L. Davis   Fair-weather Friends Aren’t Warriors     “In my experience, people who don’t stick around during the hard times weren’t worth having around anyway.” ― Kimberly Belle, The Ones We Trust   I remember my dad talking about fair-weather friends, those who are with us when everything is going smoothly; we’ve got drugs, or…

Thursday Truths: Jess G.

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By: Jess Gaggi   “Don’t you think you’re quite young?’ ‘I’m twenty-one,’ said Brida. ‘If I wanted to start learning ballet, I’d be considered too old.” ― Paulo Coelho     Yeah, We’re Young: Famous People and Me: Born in 1995 ___ The name is Gaggi, Jess Gaggi. No, it isn’t my maiden name but let’s…