Healing

Please Don’t Say That

December 05, 2017

In FaceBook (an internet social site), I put a call out to people who had gone through grief. I asked them what helped most and what helped least when it…

Trust Each Moment

March 28, 2017

Trust. Trust. Trust. Again and again, that’s the issue. See how much of your pain, your anguish, your tension arises simply from not trusting the absolute perfection of the present…

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…

Gratitude Focus

September 27, 2016

I’ve heard it said that we never need to do anything that we won’t be given the power and strength to do. That’s true. But sometimes to get past our…

How Much Can You Receive?

June 21, 2016

The question posed by this Blog’s title doesn’t mean, How much mistreatment can you take before doubling over in pain and then exploding in a crazed rage while the Other Person says,…

Starting Over — Again

May 10, 2016

End of a relationship.  Moving.  Losing our job or home. Stopping addiction to drugs and alcohol and learning to live clean and sober. Discovering we’re codependent and redefining ourselves and…