It’s A Feeling; It Will Pass

By Craig Stratton

But why do people use?  In each of the three categories there’s a common denominator – feelings and emotions.  You know, those things that we do our best to guard and to avoid discussing.  The way we deal with them often dictates  how our day will be and how we respond or react to different situations. 

Recovery: You Just Need the Tenacity of a Tulip

By marilynldavis

I do not take lightly when the Universe demonstrates a lesson for me, and at that moment, I saw how tenacious that tulip sprout was. That longing, if you will, to grow, to fight for survival and thrive. To blossom and show itself in all its splendor and beauty.  

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 Ambivalence Is An Emotional and Mental Tug-of-War 

By marilynldavis

Ambivalence or of two minds happens when a person has both positive and negative feelings about someone or something and is struggling with deciding which option has more merit.

You’ll know you are ambivalent if you think conflicting thoughts about something, or hear yourself talking about a subject and then qualify it with a “but….”, “however…..”, or “on the other hand I think or feel……”.

How is Your Recovery Growing?

By marilynldavis

Today, my recovery field is full of the fruits of my labor, but the original seeds and ideas came from others. It’s time I considered sharing some of the harvest; after all, spring is the time for planting and I’m sure that when I share and free up space in my field, I’ll  have room to plant the ideas and suggest