Stop Wishing for Recovery – Instead, Set Goals

By marilynldavis

“Goals are the road maps that guide you to your destination. Cultivate the habit of setting clearly-defined written goals; they are the road maps that guide you to your destination.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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.

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.