Want to Change? Then There’s Work to Do!

By marilynldavis

If you find yourself in the cycle of only identifying the problem, ask yourself, do I have the want and the willingness to change something?
 
But continuing to just ponder the problem, leads to frustration, tension and guilt. In the case of addiction, not changing can and does lead to harsher outcomes. 

Addiction to Recovery: Nowhere to Somewhere

By marilynldavis

Our barriers are self-imposed for the most part. That’s both good and bad news. Good because it’s an attitude within us, and therefore, we can change it. However, that’s the downside, too as most of us don’t like to feel uncomfortable in our life choices

What Does Your Manipulation Cost You?

By marilynldavis

We have all manipulated people.  But most of us have a preferred method of manipulation.  When you learn to spot yours, then you can decide if your manipulation comes at too great a cost and change the behaviors.

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…

Recovery, Groundhog Day, and Life

By marilynldavis

When we approach repeating life lessons as an opportunity to act better and improve our relationships, we appreciate “it” happening again, which gives us the opportunity to act differently.

So, just as Phil learned his lessons, in recovery, we can learn ours and act differently.