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.

Stop Balking at the Changes

By marilynldavis

It is when we cannot see that changes are going to make our life better or that we will feel better because of the modification, we often balk, resist, or create obstacles to change. We give into fears, discuss how difficult it is to change, and create excuses so we don’t have to change.

Would You Give Up Strawberries if They Were the Problem?

By marilynldavis

If you could trace your financial, legal and relationship difficulties to strawberries, would you willingly stop eating them? What if each time you ate a strawberry you broke out in hives?  Would you discontinue eating strawberries if you had to stay home from work due to the facial swelling

Recovery Started with Participation in Treatment

By marilynldavis

By: Marilyn L Davis     Participation: Start with Your Counselor     “I found the prospect daunting, but somehow comforting, too, because the counselors insisted it could be done, and, after all, many of them were recovering alcoholics themselves.” ― Craig Ferguson, American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot   Recently someone referred…