33rd Recovery Anniversay – I’m Wearing Amethyst

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By: Marilyn L. Davis   Why Amethyst?    The Greeks believed in the healing powers of amethyst, or amethystos, signifying, sober, not drunk.  On this 33rd anniversary of sweating out alcohol, withdrawal from benzos, and crying softly in my detox bed, I’ll wear an amethyst-colored T-shirt and remember why I appreciate ‘not drunk.’ ___ Scared of the…

Slogans: Catchphrase or Contribution?

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By: Marilyn L. Davis   “If you have discovered a truth, tell it first to a parrot! Every new truth needs insistent repetition!” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan   ____ Don’t You Know the Slogan?    The other night there was a new woman in the group I facilitated. When I asked her why she chose to…

When Blaming Others Stops Working

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I know it’s hard to accept responsibility for our life choices. I spent years blaming my parents, bosses, husbands, lovers, and even my children for whatever was wrong. And when we’re not blaming, we’re trying to get everyone to focus only on our positive aspects.