How Cognitive Distortions Harm our Recovery

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By: Marilyn L. Davis    “Cognitive distortions can be defined as faulty or problematic ways of thinking about ourselves and the world that leave us feeling anxious, out of control and often helpless.” ― Sonali Gupta, Anxiety: Overcome It and Live Without Fear   What are Cognitive Distortions?   People in 12 Step based meetings refer to…

Recovery: The Awe and A.W.E.

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By: Marilyn L. Davis The Awe       Remembering the words of Purvi Raniga, “Life is magical. Being alive in this present moment is magic. Be in awe of this magic and you will understand how priceless this life is!!” I remember the first time I felt awe, that feeling of respect mixed with wonder.…

Let’s be Brave Together in our Recovery

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Am I fearless? No. I have merely decided that I’ll be brave while still feeling scared. I know that 23 million other people are in recovery and will stand by me and encourage me; that helps me be brave and take the next leap of faith.