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    Humility, Vulnerability and Safe People: Step 5

    Humility. We may hear this word a lot when we are in recovery, but what does it actually mean? The Merriam-Webster definition is as follows: “the quality or state of not thinking you are better than other people.”  I don’t know too many addicts that think they are better than others.   Continue Reading

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    The Courage of Step 4

    I think Step 4 in the 12 Steps could possibly seem intimidating. To make a “fearless moral inventory of ourselves” can appear that searching and examining the very depths of our psyche and soul is neither hard nor scary. It can be quite the contrary, especially when there are pieces of us that we do not understand or perhaps do not even know that they are there.   Continue Reading

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    What's Control Got To Do With It- Step 3

    I’ve heard many stories of people who struggle with addiction say that they feel “out of control” or that they want more control. I remember having both of those sentiments throughout my addictive process.When I first heard the notion that people somehow give their lives over to God, I remember feeling frustrated and confused about how I would even begin this course of action. What did that even mean, anyway?   Continue Reading

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    Getting Out- Step 2

    Starting the recovery process is not easy. In fact, it is down right hard. Most of us do not have a lot of strength left when we realize that our lives have become unmanageable.   Continue Reading

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    5 Tips to Rewire your Brain

    You may know that as humans our brains are literally wired with neural connections that drive our thought processes, our emotional reactions, and our behaviors.  If you have ever tried to change an old habit, you know how daunting it can be to unwire the old brain connections and to feel a sense of accomplishment.  Here are a few tips that help to rewire your brain, whether you are in recovery from a serious addiction or eating disorder, or you are trying to change a daily pattern, suc...  Continue Reading

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    I Am Me- Step 1

    At the beginning of the recovery process, it can be difficult to know where to begin. There seem to be more questions than answers. How did I get to this place in my life?   Continue Reading

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    Independence Day Is Over…Or Is It?

    The bunting and old glory have been put away for another year. The fireworks are but a memory. The marathons have been run.   Continue Reading

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    Sisterhood From the Trenches

    I love to hear my pastor tell stories from when he was in the Vietnam War. He often talks about his experiences in the trenches aligned with other brave men who fought with everything they had against the known and common enemy. These men were from all walks of life, with many different accents, hair and skin color, political views, religious beliefs, and values.   Continue Reading

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    Declare Your Independence

    July 4th… Independence Day!A special day honoring the founding of our country. Kids and adults alike, dressed in red, white and blue. Our flag proudly displayed on front porches across America.   Continue Reading

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