Ask4Recovery - Fear is one of my biggest triggers. Help!

Hello friends! Today’s ‘Ask’…Fear is one of my biggest triggers. Help!...more

No "But!" about it -- "And" energizes creative solutions (From a sort-of book I wrote a while back)

Reason and passion? Who knew?Someone came into my life once with, it seems, a lesson to tell me straight up that I would not have learned otherwise—no matter how much I beat myself up in the back and forth.“And,” he said.What?“And.”Apparently, people can multitask. We can be two separate ways of being, simultaneously. In real time. No excuses needed.I had been listing my deficiencies as a human being. My shortcomings and character flaws. He mentioned I also had good aspects of me and that the bad list did not cancel out the good....more

...So, Here's The Thing, God...

….I been thinking…I want a brand new life and I don’t want it to look like anything I have lived up until this point.  Now having said that, let me digress for a moment-...more

Am I Teaching My Child To Be An Addict?

“At times, we were defensive about our addiction and justified our right to use, especially when we had “legal prescriptions…”~NA Basic Text: Who Is An Addict?~ ...more

4 Foods That'll Help You Survive the Hospital

Any time spent in a hospital sucks for many reasons, but one largely unmentioned part of the suckage is the food. OMG, guys. Why, in an establishment supposedly dedicated to speedy recovery and optimal health, can patients only find fake syrup, fake peanut butter, fake jelly, white bread and iceberg lettuce? Everything was empty calories, artificial ingredients and minimal nutrition. Awful. ...more
@ItsAllRelative Good for you! How crazy counterintuitive is it that they'd feed someone who's ...more

Trusting a God that Restores Us

Last week I wrote about grief being a part of God’s plan. I shared that my ordeal this past year taught me how God wasn’t “demoting” me as much as He was preparing me. The following paragraph was written last week about 48 hours before my world was rocked again. Wow is all I can say – mostly because I’m a process kind of girl, and I’m still processing! ...more

THE FAT GIRL IN THE MIRROR

“Some people see the glass half full. Others see it half empty.I see a glass that's twice as big as it needs to be.”― George Carlin...more

Checking In

I know that I haven’t written here in a while (SIX WHOLE DAYS, LIKE, YOU PROBABLY THOUGHT I’D QUIT BLOGGING OR SOMETHING), and I just wanted to check in and let you guys know that I’m doing all right.More than all right, actually. I feel better. Frighteningly, miraculously, tentatively better. It’s so new and so strange that I’m a bit hesitant to write about it yet or even say it out loud – like I could jinx it or something. But I also want you to not worry about me, so I thought I should tell you: I feel better....more
I am so glad to hear you are feeling better. I just breathed a sigh of relief relishing in your ...more

Reclaiming My Sense of Humor in the Wake of Abuse

Over the last few years, I have slowly get had to reclaim aspects of myself that were lost or beaten into submission figuratively and sometimes literally by my past relationships that were fraught with abuse and violence. One of the first things was my sexuality, which was reclaimed in a most unhealthy way. It has been a long list after that filled with things both small and large. I am able to wear what I want, eat what I want, have an argument if I want, and control my own time. But, it occurred to me yesterday that there was one thing I had never thought about. ...more
As a fellow survivor of abuse, and also someone learning how to be myself again, thank you for ...more
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