Is Acceptance Vital For Long-Term Recovery?

Acceptance. Some embrace it while others run like hell in the opposite direction. Acceptance is needed, even for those that aren’t in recovery. Moments of acceptance are found when we have clarity. Acceptance is found when our senses aren’t sedated. How many of us use whatever we can do dull our ability to feel? The […]

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Fractured Fairy Tale: Revisiting My Past So That I Can Embrace My Future

Reflecting on the past usually results in one of three ways: You take a trip down memory lane and get all of those warm fuzzy feelings You take a trip down memory lane and get stuck in the horror You take a trip down memory lane, remember who and what you were and how that […]

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When Silence Is Golden & Speech Is Silver In Recovery

I sat down the other day determined to have a conversation with God. I was frustrated because I hadn’t heard from Him in a while and I wanted to know what was up. I had some important prayers that needed to be answered and I was only hearing crickets. No voice, no action, no answered […]

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Jesus Take The Wheel: Why Hiding Behind God Hurts Your Recovery

When the name Jesus enters a conversation about recovery or a conversation with someone in recovery, one of three things happens: People get irritated, angry and even irate. They are adamant that Christianity will be shoved down their throat and that I’m on a mission to convert them and save their soul. They offer a […]

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Finding Recovery Through The Words Of A Child

It’s been way too long since I’ve written on a regular basis… this is the first complete piece I’ve written in years. I’m not a huge fan of sharing my own story… and since I always do things a bit backward… I am starting in the middle. The middle was my rock bottom. I thought I […]

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Suck It Up Buttercup!

  Not everything that happens in your life is about you. Every joy you feel, love, laughter, happiness and bliss… Each heartache, tear, pain and horror that you witness is not about you. Those experiences, every single one of them, happen so that someday, maybe tomorrow or 20 years from now or even after you’ve […]

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Why The Anonymity & Recovery Debate Sucks

Are You In Or Are You Out? Gotta love the anonymity debate. For years, many addicts and recovering addicts relied heavily on the anonymous nature of traditional 12-step programs. With the increase of technology empowering those addicted and in recovery to have a “voice”, the curtain of anonymity is being dropped. The issue being raised […]

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