As the years have passed and my own journey has gone deeper and deeper, I have started seeing the truth of the past; this is beyond the wounds that impacted me as a child and later on into my adult life. I know each journey is one that we must willingly go on…Read more »
I realized late in my own recovery (7 years) there was a strong difference between anonymity and anonymous. Anonymity is a choice made by the individual, anonymous can be a feeling and very possibly detrimental to recovery. There is so much stigma attached to addiction, the idea of telling people “I am a recovering…Read more »
I have my own definition for addiction, the reason I use my own variation is I feel the DSM (Diagnostic Statistical Manual for Psychology) misses the mark since it is built solely on criteria and except for gambling only classifies substances as addiction. Most other publications also miss the definition mark; to show this I…Read more »
So you are living with, related to, or connected to an addict in some way that your life is impacted. What does impacted mean? It could mean that you were left stranded in a distant town, waiting on the addict to come get you, deep down knowing they never would. It could mean, you stay…Read more »
For most of my life, I have chased ghosts; or allowed them to chase me. What are these ghosts? These ghost are comprised of people from my past, my dad, my step dad, mother, teachers, ministers, friends, and any other figure that may have entered my life with whom I shared some sort of bond…Read more »
I know, that’s a really bold statement! I also know that as little as 2 weeks ago I would have said the exact opposite. I am one of those blessed people who entered a twelve-step program and never returned to the addiction portion of the emotional illness. So, I would have said; “recovery was totally possible…Read more »
When you think of emotional pain, what is at the root cause of it? I can only think of two things beyond the realm of disorders. The two things that I came up with were relationships or traumatic experiences. Both of these together or apart have the ability to send someone into a tailspin. In…Read more »
Happy New Year Everyone, There have and continue to be many lessons from 2016 that will resonate with me for years to come. I hope over the year I can share some of them however right now I want to focus on “New Year”… So this is a new year! But, really what…Read more »
I am grateful for each and every hard moment, because without them recovery and healing is not possible.
Our love of self, is it to much ego or is it that we do not understand what it truly means? This is part of my journey into recovery.