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A CHANGING ATTITUDE

Saturday, August 22, 2015      5 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

SATISFACTION COMES FROM INSIDE

Tuesday, June 16, 2015      5 comments

I just want to share my morning mediation from Food for Thought with you today. Why do we continually expect to be satisfied by taking in... Read more

POSITIVE ADDICTIONS

Sunday, June 14, 2015      3 comments

JUNE 14 POSITIVE ADDICTIONS For those of us who seem to have addictive types of personalities, we can make this characteristic work for us... Read more

SOUL SEARCHING HONESTY

Saturday, June 06, 2015      6 comments

One of my favorite daily devotionals is Al-Anon's Courage to Change. I just feel moved to share today's meditation. Step Four is such an important... Read more


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