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)

The Realities of Addiction

I recently went thru my list of friends on social media and became both angry and sad at what this disease has done. Not just to my life, but the lives of the ones I call friends, others in my community and around the world. While looking thru my list of friends, I saw brothers… Continue reading The Realities of Addiction

Relationships

“ I never needed you, I wanted you. There’s a difference.” ~Unknown Romantic relationships can be a painfully difficult area of our lives. In the beginning, you look at each other with rose colored glasses. You think the other person can do no wrong. Often you also do little things like buying cards, flowers or… Continue reading Relationships

Being Bullied by Bullies

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt Lately I’ve been seeing news articles, social media posts and hearing word from the streets about today’s topic – even in my lil corner of the world. So I thought I’d write about another issue that plagues our society. Suicide caused by bullying.… Continue reading Being Bullied by Bullies

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

Pain – Accepting and Moving Beyond It

“One thing you can’t hide – is when you’re crippled inside.” ~John Lennon Today I thought I’d write something about pain. Probably because I’m in more pain than I normally am and I hope if I write about it, maybe it’ll at least be more bearable. Besides, I wanted to let anyone else who’s dealing… Continue reading Pain – Accepting and Moving Beyond It

Unexpressed Emotions

“Unexpressed emotions never die. They are buried alive and will come forth in uglier ways.” ~ Sigmund Freud Unexpressed emotions are feelings like anger, sadness, etc. we feel towards someone that lacks a resolution, or ending. When we are in a fight with someone, we may be feeling hurt or afraid and repress it(keep in… Continue reading Unexpressed Emotions