Monthly: October 2017

Dump it

October 31, 2017

Sometimes, we don’t have one clear feeling to express. We have a bunch of garbage we’ve collected, and we just need to dump. We may be frustrated, angry, afraid, and…

Going with the Flow

October 30, 2017

Go with the flow. Let go of fear and your need to control. Relinquish anxiety. Let it slip away, as you dive into the river of the present moment, the…

It will get better

October 29, 2017

Sometimes things need to feel worse before they get better. Feelings are one of those things. When a feeling comes to the surface, it presents itself boldly. Usually the feelings…

Getting It All Out

October 28, 2017

Let yourself have a good gripe session. —WOMEN, SEX, AND ADDICTION BY CHARLOTTE DAVIS KASL, PH.D. Get it out. Go ahead. Get it all out. Once we begin recovery, we…

Let the feelings go

October 27, 2017

Sometimes we get stuck on a feeling. We don’t want to acknowledge it and give it its due. So we tell ourselves we’re too intelligent or busy to feel that…

Step Seven

October 26, 2017

Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings. — STEP SEVEN OF AL-ANON In the Sixth and Seventh Steps of the program, we become willing to let go of our defects…

Balance

October 25, 2017

In Western medicine, the practice has long been the correction of problems. We have a pain; the doctor identifies its source and treats it. The Eastern approach is different. Many…

Losing a Child

October 24, 2017

Introduction by Melody Beattie I’ve known Corinne Edwards for many years from my work as a writer and her work as a television host, a writer, and now a coach…

Survivor Guilt

October 24, 2017

We begin recovering. We begin taking care of ourselves. Our recovery program starts to work in our life, and we begin to feel good about ourselves. Then it hits. Guilt.…

Celebrate your freedom

October 23, 2017

Today in the United States, we celebrate our nation’s independence. Why not take a moment to celebrate your independence as well? Whether you’ve found freedom from an addiction or from…