Relapse does not make you Weak

What is relapse anyway? Changing the face of relapse during recovery For those recovering from addiction, “relapse” has been a shameful event for years and years. Friends and family would scorn the fallen addict, self help organizations would make the person throw away their “clean time” and get a beginner’s chip while having to attend 90 AA meetings in 90 days. Relapse during recovery meant jobs would be lost and relationships would end, among other hardships. Instead of facing all this … [Read more...]

Early Recovery + Massive Action = Massive Success

  The Spiritual River.com ... wonderful healing philosophy and suggestions! A Must read for all Women in Recovery of Addictions.   The Reward for Creative Recovery Living the creative life in recovery is a reward in itself. It is a way of life that pushes you towards continuous growth, such that you are never stagnate and bored. The idea is to have a balance between enjoying your life and being happy with who you are, but also in analyzing your self and seeking to make continuous … [Read more...]

Sima D. Schloss, WOMEN "Starting Over"

  Starting Over in a New Direction      ... think of this change as an Adventure, be Fearless for there is no-thing to Fear!   Starting Over   Sima D. Schloss.  The reasons that I turned my life upside down at the age of thirty-four--becoming both an observant Jew and joining a Twelve-Step program are neither dramatic nor extraordinary. I did not suffer any traumatic experiences. I grew up in a loving family and now have a wonderful family of my own. As a child, … [Read more...]

Story as an ‘Over-Eater’, Recovery in Michigan

Double Dipper (The story of an OVER- EATER)     "I have to tell you. I am not a double dipper. Although, as horrible as this may sound, when I lost my OA [Overeaters Anonymous] abstinence, I went down to the local discount liquor place and set out to become an alcoholic. I stupidly thought I could switch addictions. In my mind, being an alcoholic was somehow better. I never thought all alcoholics were thin nor had eating problems. Boy, was I ever wrong! I … [Read more...]

Women in Recovery ~ Addiction + or – Bi-polarism, Alexis Chapman

A Celebration of Women  has been inspired to share the life bloggings of a real woman in recovery ... please welcome Alexis.  Awakening  Ever stare in the mirror wishing your reflection had a voice of its own? I’ve spent the past few evenings gazing at my image in the mirror, wishing that my id would speak to me. Unanswered questions, doubt and fear were written all over my face and I couldn’t grasp on to a reason why. Shouldn’t there be some deeper meaning, some … [Read more...]

WOMEN in RECOVERY – Celebrate RECOVERY

Faith in Action ...a Message from Bella... Recently I received an email from a reader who lived in a rural area. She wanted to know if I could offer her any ideas as to a meeting agenda for Women in Recovery. A couple of the women, herself included, were in AA but there were women with other addictions who had no where to go. May you walk your Journey in Peace and Harmony. I am guilty of failing to realize how many addicted men and women live in areas where any type of 12 step recovery … [Read more...]

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