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A NIGHT OF HOPE
Every now and again, we can all use a "shot" of hope. Last night was a great one for me.
With all the stats that I keep seeing on addiction recovery, the exploits of people like Lindsay Lohan and the "name" athletes and celebs we are bombarded with and the tough times we are going through, it is easy to have feelings of "hope" dimmed.
Last night, I had the opportunity to drive down to Toronto and take part is a special evening, one that le... Read More
TOP TEN REASONS I USE
From my friend Patrick Meninga at "Spiritual River", I want to share this article with you. If you see yourself in it, you need to talk with someone before you become a statistic!
The Top 10 Excuses that Addicts and Alcoholics Use to Justify Their Addiction – and Why it is All BS
Excuse #1: "I have to drink/use drugs in order to work or continue to be successful."
Oh really? Is that why you….
Perhap... Read More
Suffering to Get Well-Life Paradox
"There is no way to escape the terrible suffering of remorse and regret
and shame and embarrassment which
starts us on the road to getting well from our affliction.
There is no new way to shake out a hangover.It's painful. And for us, necessarily so. . . .
We suffer to get well."
Ah, the paradoxes of life. For those who read this and are suffering real pain emotionally, some good news, it i... Read More
EVER WONDERED-"DO I HAVE A PROBLEM?"
If you’ve ever wondered if you have a problem with alcohol, sex, drugs, food, gambling or other such issues, the simple answer is "yes you do".
Did it ever strike, people who don’t have a problem know they don’t. They don’t have to question. Those who ask themselves if they do, particularly when the question crosses their minds on more than one occasion; DO.
I know this from personal experience.
If you h... Read More
LIFE IS HARD-GOT RESILIENCE?
There's a vital living asset that almost never gets talked about, because it's so hard to define. You could call it reserves, staying power, bandwidth - or resilience. Examples of resilience might be:
When your computer crashes, you know who to call to help you recover.
When your projects don’ materialize even though you worked hard to promote them, you focus on the lessons that will help you succeed at the next one.
Wh... Read More