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Vulnerability

Sucks. It really does. Because that’s usually how we get hurt or offended or disappointed. We finally get enough courage to open up and expose

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Toughless Love

The heart that builds itself up to do the “tough love”,Fails miserably over & over again… The heart that swears to never enable again, walks

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Seeing Others As Whole

Today I had the privilege of listening to a nationally acclaimed body image expert talk about how & why people do things, especially those things

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I’m Done

You’re done. Admit it, you’ve said it. You’re done wishing things would get better. You’re done with the lies, the empty promises. You’re done putting

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Happy New Year 2022

We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun. ☀️But now winter is here & it’s that Cold time of year🥶🥶🥶 Goodbye

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Money

I came to understand early on that time and money are interchangeable. When my kids were little, I could spend the time and a few

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Holding Space

I don’t think I had even heard these words until a few years ago. Even then it took me a while to figure out what

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Relapse

From Alta Mira treatment center which I have no affiliation or guarantee of services. The relapse rates for addiction are very similar to those of

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Adding Value to Our Lives

The value that people around us can add to our lives is immeasurable. Sometimes it’s hard to see this value when we are undergoing turmoil

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Emotions

Being grateful, being positive, being healthy, does not mean we never feel angry. Being grateful, positive, and healthy means we feel angry when we need

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Asking For Help

Thought for the Day Hazelden Betty Ford’s Thought for the Day offers daily meditations for people in recovery or affected by addiction to alcohol or

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True North

People who are incapable of self-reflection are helping you find your new true North. What often feels like a refusal to listen, an inability to

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Weeds and Wishes

Today was one of those days when I realized again how one day in your life can change everything you know just by your perception.

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Faith, Hope & Vision

2021 started out to be about👓 ᴠɪsɪᴏɴ 👓. Vision that didn’t happen in 2020. I wanted clarity more than anything. I was wrought in despair

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Happy Thanksgiving

I walked up to the counter at the convenience store with my drink to purchase. “Good morning! anything fun planned for today?” The cheery clerk

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Camping Freely

What does camping freely mean? Whatever it is, I was determined to do it, as I went on a quick camping trip in the deep

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Mind Habits

I know I’ve posted a lot about addiction being about ingrained habits/coping skills that make it difficult to break free from. Daily habits are how

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Abstinence Can Kill

With contribution by Carolyn Ridout Stewart Before addiction barged its ugly lying-two-faced head into my family, I didn’t know the difference between methamphetamine and methadone.

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Habits & Healing

While spending some time with my grand kids this weekend, the two eldest, 9 and 10; were playing in the sand on top of a

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Clearing Out The Tears

Art-By Sandra Salana After many years of many tears, this picture struck my heart today. It so closely resembles my feelings of the last few

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