October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

COVID-19 isolation and addiction all add to domestic violence. I pray you read the following link and let it be your guide to a healthier life. Value yourself by taking the first step and admit your life is more than "unmanageable" - -- living this way can be deadly....

National Recovery Month Ends but Self-Restoration Continues

Posted September 30, 2016 Today, as we close out National Recovery Month are you aware- or are You living through - an increase of substance, behavioral, and relationship abuse exacerbated by the isolation of COVID-19? If so, it is critical we reach out to find a...

National Recovery Week Four – Step Four

Step 4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves! Step 4 means just that! It's up to me to take a careful personal inventory of my own character assets, and not anyone else. No more hiding, no more shame, no more blame just an honest evaluation of my...

National Recovery Month Week Three

Week 3 - Step 3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him. Step 1, the Step of Honesty Step 2, the Step of Hope Step 3, the Step of Faith For many with Substance Abuse Disorder, trusting God is a giant step forward....

Stepping Out of a Season of Insanity

In Step 1, we admitted we were powerless. In Step 2, we work the Steps and begin to trust in our Higher Power to reach down and pull us out of the pit of despair. And He does! I waited and waited and waited for God. At last he looked; finally he listened. He lifted me...

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Giving Truth the Brush Off

No one is safe and secure living in Denial. Will you live with the truth or die disavowing it? The Franklin County [Ohio] Coroner’s Office reported 10 overdose deaths over the course of 24 hours. Dr. Anahi Ortiz, the Franklin County Coroner, said the deaths all...

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A Sinkhole Called Denial

The fault lies in denial, but remember . . . Sobriety is a journey .... not a destination THERE'S A HOLE IN MY SIDEWALK ~ a poem by Portia Nelson Chapter 1 I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost… I am helpless. It isn’t my...

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12 Steps + MLK, Jr = Wisdom of Decency

While compiling some of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s most memorable quotes, I discovered many of them mirrored the wisdom of the 12 Steps. See if you agree. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. “Faith is taking the first step...

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Lost and Found

To prove I haven't lost my sense of humor the meme of the gal admitting, "Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most," always brings a smile to my face. That is until the countless times a day when I walk into a room, stop, and retrace my steps, hoping I...

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What’s Not to Like?

Happy Friday everyone. Join me in welcoming day 10 of National Codependency Awareness Month. Like me, I pray you are learning something new and special, about yourself each day. Whenever I have a positive “Aha” moment of self-discovery, I think of the upbeat tune from...

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Spiritual Principles of Step 1, 2, and 3

Today, the third day of 2020 is an opportune time to share the principles embedded in the first three steps of the 12-Step Program. Step 1. We admitted we were powerless over our problems—that our lives had become unmanageable. THE SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLE of Step 1 calls...

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Experience, Strength, Hope

At a recent Life Recovery 12-Step Faith-Based meeting, we shared our EXPERIENCE, STRENGTH, and HOPE from Christmas’ past and yes, we even shared our anxiety about the upcoming holiday. The beautiful take-away, for me, was hearing the STRENGTH of everyone in the room....

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