Addiction: It’s Devastating for Every Family

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By: Chelsea Vaughn                                                             I Think There’s Something Wrong in my Family   What do you do when you can tell something is not quite right…

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…

Attitude and Gratitude: The Heart of Recovery

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By: Marilyn L. Davis       Changing our Attitudes   “Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. Life would undergo a change of appearance because we had undergone a change of attitude.” ― Katherine Mansfield For some of us, the positive attitude…

Oops! There Goes Another Opportunity

By marilynldavis

So, if there’s all these doors to success, why do we miss so many opportunities? Missed Opportunities are the times we fail to capitalize on the activity, occasion, situation or circumstances that would better our lives or ourselves. Each of us has missed opportunities or not taken advantage of an opportunity often due to self-defeating behaviors, including our fears.

A Life History 4th Step Helps Us Heal

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By: Marilyn L. Davis     Mine was a Light and Dark Life History   “To live by grace means to acknowledge my whole life history, the light side, and the dark. In admitting my shadow side, I learn who I am and what God’s grace means.” ~ Brennan Manning When I wrote my 4th Step…