Tag Archives: sobriety

Making Peace with the Past

Yes, we have to accept the past, as we cannot change it. But we can study it for wisdom, look into it for truth, examine it for understanding. Look at the past with open eyes. Try to see all the … Continue reading

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Go Deeper

There is depth,
underneath the surface,
unfamiliar,
untapped,
underused. Continue reading

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Losing…

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I just responded to a post from a friend who lost two people to addiction this week. My response was heartfelt and taken from my own experience. This is what I said, “I have to remember this is a feelings … Continue reading

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Dirty Words in Recovery

Acceptance and expectations–two dirty words we hear a lot in the rooms of recovery. Both embody concepts most of us are quite uncomfortable with. We don’t want to accept the way things are, instead we want things to be the … Continue reading

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The Spirituality of Addiction by Maria Mooney

This is an article originally published in 2012, by Maria Mooney. With her permission I am posting it again because it deserves another reading. She discusses the connection between addiction and spirituality so well. Her bio is posted below her … Continue reading

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Awesome meeting this morning!

Awesome meeting this morning! Good, honest, “tell it like it is” recovery… Sharing from the heart and from our experiences… from our joy, from our pain… what we’ve learned what we’ve gained what hold us up now what held us … Continue reading

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The Future in my Past

I always wondered what happened to a man I met at a Trailways bus station over forty years ago. I was thirteen at the time and I was running away from home again. This was in the seventies and it … Continue reading

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Grief and Gratitude

In the rooms we often say “Gratitude is an action.” In remembering those who have gone on before me, I express my gratitude for those I have loved and lost. I choose to feel the gratitude that comes from grief … Continue reading

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Why I’ve Started this Blog

After long and careful thought, and much soul searching and prayer, I’ve made a decision to share with others through this blog my personal involvement in recovery and my own story of sobriety. In my personal life I spend many hours … Continue reading

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The Golden Rule-In Reverse

LEARNING TO LOVE The golden rule doesn’t work very well for some of us who grew up in dysfunctional families. It didn’t work for me because, as an ACOAsp* I didn’t love myself at first. I loved others more. The basic … Continue reading

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