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GIVING THANKS
Wednesday, November 18, 2015      7 comments

"Each one of us has walked through storms and fled the wolves along the road; but here the hearth is wide and warm, and for this shelter and this... Read more
FOUR YEARS AND COUNTING ....ONE DAY AT A TIME
Monday, September 28, 2015      14 comments

I love the Serenity Prayer. I am celebrating four years of sobriety today. I appreciate the love and support of my friends and teammates on Spa... Read more
WISE DECISIONS
Wednesday, September 23, 2015      3 comments

I want to share a Hazelden meditation today which has special meaning for me as I approach my Fourth Soberversary. "Walk with the wise and b... Read more
A CHANGING ATTITUDE
Saturday, August 22, 2015      9 comments

I recently dealt with a challenging home situation with dh who is an alcoholic. I knew that I have been coping better with this situation. I ke... Read more
CULTIVATING A RESILIENT SPIRIT
Friday, August 07, 2015      4 comments

If you look at the current research, here are five of the most common factors of resilient people: 1. They are resourceful and have good prob... Read more
CULTIVATING AUTHENTICITY
Tuesday, August 04, 2015      4 comments

The idea that we can choose authenticity makes most of us feel both hopeful and exhausted. We feel hopeful because being real is something we... Read more
STRENGTH FOR TODAY
Sunday, August 02, 2015      4 comments

"... in order to fell anything you need strength..." Anna Maria Ortese Strength for any task, to withstand any pressure, to find to s... Read more
LET GO OF CONTROL
Wednesday, July 29, 2015      8 comments

THE ACCEPTANCE PRAYER God grant me the serenity to accept my addiction gracefully and humbly. Grant me also ... Read more
THE NARROW PATH
Friday, July 17, 2015      3 comments

Abstinence is the narrow path that leads out of the swamp of addiction. If we allow ourselves to deviate from the path, we immediately put ourselves on slippery ground and run the risk of falling into a bog of quicksand. The longer we main... Read more
THE DANCING TREADMILL QUEEN
Wednesday, July 08, 2015      5 comments

I don't know about you, but for me I am simply amazed at how creative some people can be in making fitness activities a joyful experience. I rock out to my downloaded iTunes as I walk along the Columbia River ....sometimes breaking into a few d... Read more
HOLIDAYS
Saturday, July 04, 2015      1 comments

I want to share today's reading from Food for Thought: Holidays come and go. Our choice remains the same: to abstain or overeat. Most holidays are associated with an overabundance of special food. Those who are not compulsive overeaters may... Read more
LIVE A LITTLE
Saturday, July 04, 2015      3 comments

Crawling out of my shell I tremble to keep my balance Charging to keep my freedom Screaming my silent shouts I let go of all ... Read more
I LOVE MYSELF
Wednesday, July 01, 2015      4 comments

When I first joined SparkPeople September 28,2011, I must admit I didn't love myself at all. I was desperate o make a change in my life. I had to o... Read more
HEAD HUNGER
Saturday, June 20, 2015      3 comments

My life changed on September 28, 2011 when I became sober. I became healthier as I joined SparkPeople that eventful day. I lost weight and bega... Read more
COMFORT FOOD
Thursday, June 18, 2015      3 comments

There are certain foods which we will always associate with home and which make us nostalgic to recapture the past. No matter ow much we eat, we cannot go back home and again be the babies and little children we were. No food will satisfy our lo... Read more

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