In My Recovery, What Do I Really Control?

By marilynldavis

By: Marilyn L. Davis   Giving Up the Illusion of Control “Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.”― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free The idea that I have control over anything other than…

Rise and Whine or Rise and Shine?

By marilynldavis

Changing the way we think takes time. Recovery allows us to learn new skills, attitudes, and actions, but it also gives us time to unlearn the self-defeating patterns of negative thinking.

When we begin the day on a positive note, it makes the day and our recovery shine.

We Are All in Recovery from Something

By marilynldavis

Families develop a blind eye about the elephant in the room, and pretend that something so obvious as the neglect, abuse, or dysfunction do not exist. Recovering from these issues is as important as recovering from addiction.

Addiction Distorts – Recovery Transforms

By marilynldavis

How convenient and dishonest to say that all the harmful things I did to people were in my use. Then I could blame my behaviors, attitudes and actions on a substance, not the shadow aspects of myself or my character defects. Although my use distorted my thinking, behaviors, and attitudes, it was the shadow aspects or myself and my character defects that fueled my actions as much as my use.