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    Weight = Our Measure of Gravitational Pull

    As I was sitting in my favorite chair this morning having some quiet time, I noticed the sun glaring in from my kitchen window. It felt warm and invigorating on my face. However, it was blinding me from being able to read.   Continue Reading

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    The Many Paths to Sunshine: Step 6

    A friend of mine told me an analogy that really helped me in the first couple years of my recovery process. She said, “Sometimes when you’re lost in the dark forest, there may be several paths you can take to get home, but there’s always a path that is best to lead you out into the sunshine.” The analogy can be helpful for many different struggles in life, but one that I used it for was for Step 6. (Of course, at the time, I didn’t know I was going through Step 6, b...  Continue Reading

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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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