Generalizations

“All generalizations are false, including this one” ~Unknown A generalization is taking one or a few facts and making a broader, more universal statement. Examples of generalizations would be saying that all blondes are dumb and airheaded(which by the way I’m proof that we’re not all air heads). The are other examples are often related… Continue reading Generalizations

Addicts and Holidays(Sequel to The Realities of Addiction)

“There will be times, however, when we really feel like using. We want to run, and we feel lousy. We need to be reminded of where we came from and that it will be worse this time.” ~ Anonymous “One of the biggest stumbling blocks to recovery seems to be placing unrealistic expectations on ourselves… Continue reading Addicts and Holidays(Sequel to The Realities of Addiction)

Hope

“Hope is a necessary concept”~Anonymous Hope is a necessary concept? A concept? When I read this I had to scratch my head because a concept is an abstract idea or a general notion. When we hope for something we have an expectation that something good will happen, or we are optimistic about the future. So… Continue reading Hope

The Value of the Moment

The next 3 posts that hope to post is kinda geared towards relationships(family, friend or lover) and the holidays. The holidays can be very difficult on a great many of us no matter who we are or what we do. Remember,  any one of us could be going thru something that no one knows anything… Continue reading The Value of the Moment

Mitakuye O’yasin – We Are All Related

On many Native American pages or groups on social media, you’ll see the phrase “Mitakuye O’yasin”. It is expressed in many Native American prayers. To the Lakota people of North America it means oneness and harmony with all forms of life: other people, animals, birds, insects, trees and plants, and even rocks, rivers, mountains and… Continue reading Mitakuye O’yasin – We Are All Related

Feelings

“Feelings are not fact(ual)” ~ Anonymous  Many of us have heard this quote but what does it really mean? As I like to do with a lot of reflections, let’s look at a couple of definitions. Facts or factual (things) are defined things that are true or concerned with actual details or information rather than… Continue reading Feelings

Forgiving

“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.” ~Dr Martin Luther King Jr When we forgive we stop feeling anger toward and stop blaming someone who has done something wrong. We don’t necessarily go up to the person,… Continue reading Forgiving