Blogs

Developing Healthy Tolerance

February 14, 2017

Many of us are skilled at denying and discounting what hurts us. We may endure a particular situation, telling ourselves repeatedly it’s not that bad; we shouldn’t be so demanding;…

You Decide

January 31, 2017

This is an old lesson, but it bears repeating and remembering. We don’t have to let anyone control our lives, our choices, our joy. No matter how well we thought…

How to Take Action for Change

January 17, 2017

“How do I change?” a woman asked her friend. “HOW,” the friend replied. “Yes, that’s what I’m asking. How do I change?” “I told you,” her friend said. “HOW is…

Making Every Day a Day to Remember

December 23, 2016

The year has sped by; time is relative and 2016 has, relatively speaking, passed quickly. As we approach the end of the year and many of us (depending on our…

Choosing Positive Affirmations for Recovery

December 06, 2016

One of our choices in recovery is choosing what we want to think—using our mental energy positively. Positive mental energy, positive thinking, does not mean we think unrealistically or revert…

Acting ‘as if’: Taking Small Steps

November 22, 2016

Acting as if is another recovery truism that’s been around for a long time. I still use it regularly in my life. I know people who are not in recovery—athletes, performers,…

Become Amazed at What You See

November 08, 2016

We were on a trip through the Southwest when we turned around a bend in New Mexico. Lake Albiquiu, the sign said. The campground was seated on a bluff overlooking…