Monthly: September 2017

Take a time-out

September 30, 2017

“Tickets! Tickets!” And you give yours to the big man in the beard and the T-shirt at the gate and step onto the carousel. So many choices! Horses and carriages…

Surviving Slumps

September 29, 2017

A slump can go on for days. We feel sluggish, unfocused, and sometimes overwhelmed with feelings we can’t sort out. We may not understand what is going on with us.…

Surrender to God’s will

September 28, 2017

It was a stressful time in my life. I didn’t know what to do. I had pressing business decisions to make and painful relationship issues to face. Everything felt like…

Withholding

September 27, 2017

Sometimes, to protect ourselves, we close ourselves off from a person we’re in a relationship with. Our body may be present, but we’re not. We’re not available to participate in…

Find ways to relax

September 26, 2017

Recovering alcoholics—and many people who choose not to drink or use drugs—need to find ways to relax that don’t involve alcohol, drugs, or medications. Many of us remember daily that…

Codependent Forevermore

September 26, 2017

By Stephanie Darnell I will love him more than I should, Give him more benefit of the doubt Than he deserves. I will accept half-truths As if they were whole, Believing…

Detachment

September 25, 2017

Detachment doesn’t come naturally for many of us. But once we realize the value of this recovery principle, we understand how vital detachment is. The following story illustrates how a…

Relax and enjoy the ride

September 24, 2017

One of the good things about jumping out of airplanes is that there is at least one aspect of the sport that is impossible to mess up. When you choose…

Letting Go of Old Beliefs

September 23, 2017

Try harder. Do better. Be perfect. These messages are tricks that people have played on us. No matter how hard we try, we think we have to do better. Perfection…

Relaxing is how we heal

September 22, 2017

Stopping, calming, and resting are preconditions for healing. When animals in the forest are wounded they find a place to lie down and rest completely for many days. . .…