Women’s Health & Safety: The Dangers Of Alcohol

Living in the real world isn’t always easy. There are dangers and temptations around every corner. Being a woman comes with its own struggles, and that includes health and safety issues. See the dangers of alcohol and how to avoid letting it ruin your life. In Relationships Being in a relationship is fun and exciting. Two people are in love and want to spend their lives together. There are promises you make to each other, and you share your hopes and dreams. There are many ways reality … [Read more...]

4 Reasons to Share Your Personal Journey with Others

If you’ve struggled with alcoholism or severe depression with thoughts of suicide, you know too well the feelings of being utterly alone. Even if you have family and friends who love you, spiraling into the depths of depression, alcohol abuse, and suicide make you blind to your own value. It can leave you feeling as though your loved ones would be better off without you around. Having gone through such a journey and emerging a stronger, more resilient person allows for an opportunity to share … [Read more...]

Cindy Stradling CSP, CPC – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this powerful woman, one that has risen above her own challenges, hardships; and like the phoenix has soared into the stratosphere out of the ashes transformed, stronger than ever before. Today, sharing her life experience, she devotes her time to bettering the lives of all Women in her community, offering them a 'hand up' and not a 'hand out'. Domestic and sexual abuse is a dark passage to go through, and 7 - 10 women will … [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...]

Recovery is a Journey…Enjoy the Trip

Recovery is a Journey...Enjoy the Trip. So how does your recover-strategy-goal-setting prepare you to enter into the journey of recovery? Say, you’ve had a heart attack, actually your heart has been attacked; not your physical, anatomical heart, but your breakable, emotional heart. The personal heart that grows weary, the hardened heart, the heartless one, the cold heart, the heart that aches, that stands still, that leaps with joy and the one who has lost heart; yes, your very human … [Read more...]

Freedom from Glass in Hand, WOMEN in RECOVERY

DECEMBER is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month National Impaired Driving Prevention Month focuses on both drunk driving and the growing problem of drugged driving. Drugged driving has been overlooked for a number of years, but research shows it may be responsible for more than 20 percent of car crashes. Below are some resources for your chapter to plan activities as part of this … [Read more...]

Truth or Dare: Are you an Addict in Denial? – WOMEN in RECOVERY

    Truth or Dare! Let's begin with the Big Question: Are you an Addict in Denial?       Denial and Addiction: Becoming Aware of the Inner Voice that Leads to Self-Destruction Anyone who has been around 12-Step programs for any length of time has inevitably heard the old saying “Denial is more than a river in Egypt.” Indeed, when it comes to addictive behaviors of any sort, denial is definitely a whole lot more than a slogan. It is often the underlying dynamic that … [Read more...]

Amanda Gore – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this fireball of energy, a woman that has risen above challenges of childhood. She grew past her fears and now devotes her life to the betterment of others; involving her audiences in an entertaining way that gets them all connected, she shares strategies, techniques and skills that allow people to enjoy work, eradicate fear, adapt to change, improve attitude and perceptions, transform relationships, leadership, sales, … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION™ – Eileen Bencivengo

A Celebration of Women™ ... is elated to Celebrate the Life os this woman. Not only is she a Survivor; she realizes today that she is a Thrivor! Having Risen Above her Greatest Challenges in Life, she is now here to help the Women of our World. Welcome with us another awesome Woman Taking Action !!! WOMAN of ACTION™ Eileen Bencivengo I grew up in a loving environment. My mom and dad were very loving but strict parents. I was daddy’s little girl and mommy’s … [Read more...]

STIGMA & DISCRIMINATION: Saving the SAD Generation

MENTAL ILLNESS: Stigma and Discrimination CONTACT HERE Mental illness attracts less empathy and more distrust than other forms of illness. People may consciously or unconsciously blame the people with mental illness for their condition, implying a character flaw rather than a disorder. Another misconception is that mental illness is a "life sentence" with no chance of recovery. Some people believe that those with mental illness are unable to contribute to society: … [Read more...]

WOMEN in RECOVERY – Patience with ‘others’ during Recovery

  Patience and Tolerance “For patience and tolerance is our code.”   I wonder how many of us in recovery can honestly say that IS our code. For me, it is more like I wish it were my code. In our society today, for all people, impatience and intolerance does seem to prevail. We all know folks who are not in any 12 Step Program (because they do not need to be) but may seem to be the most impatient people we know. Young people today have a deep sense of instant … [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...]

Alina Mikos – Is Your Career/Job Turning You Into Someone Else?

Career Personality Takeover: Is Your Job Turning You Into Someone Else?    Performance pressure on the job considerably affects our behavior in the workplace and among co-workers. While a certain amount of dedication and professionalism is expected, it is possible to lose yourself to your job’s demands – morphing your behavior, your tone of voice, even your personality – into someone whom you may not recognize at times.   While a job is necessary to pay the bills, it should not compromise the … [Read more...]

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