The Path to Self Mastery, Life of the Spirit – WOMEN in RECOVERY

Life is meant to be an adventure. We have been given a truly amazing gift -- the capacity to co-create with God. This is our birthright and our highest purpose for being. Yet, often our lives do not reflect this truth. Our experiences seem more hit and miss, accidental, without rhyme or reason, sometimes in control, sometimes not. What we need is Inner Self Management, which requires: Conduct a thorough self investigation so that we may know ourselves as completely as possible, including … [Read more...]

Assertiveness is a Journey – WOMEN in RECOVERY

 Assertiveness is a Journey  'Moving towards assertiveness ... will reduce your stress levels and improve your confidence'. Assertiveness is a form of behavior characterized by a confident declaration or affirmation of a statement without need of proof; this affirms the person's rights or point of view without either aggressively threatening the rights of another (assuming a position of dominance) or submissively permitting another to ignore or deny one's rights or point of … [Read more...]

SELF LOVE – How Do You Like You So Far? , WOMEN in RECOVERY

How Do You Like You So Far?  .... that is the question!   In 1956 psychologist and social philosopher Erich Fromm proposed that loving oneself is different from being arrogant, conceited or egocentric.   He proposed that loving oneself means caring about oneself, taking responsibility for oneself, respecting oneself, and knowing oneself (e.g. being realistic and honest about one's strengths and weaknesses).   He proposed, further, that in order to be able to truly love … [Read more...]

Path to Self Mastery – Does the Wave Know it’s part of the Ocean?

The Path to Self Mastery       Life is meant to be an adventure. We have been given a truly amazing gift -- the capacity to co-create with God.         This is our birthright and our highest purpose for being. Yet, often our lives do not reflect this truth. Our experiences seem more hit and miss, accidental, without rhyme or reason, sometimes in control, sometimes not.   What we need is Inner Self Management, which requires: Conduct a … [Read more...]

‘Are You Taking Care of You?’, Larry James

Are You Taking Care of You? Often therapists, radio talk show hosts and others who provide relationship advice or coaching will tell you that in order to have a great relationship with your partner, you must first work on you.While this is very good advice, something is missing. How do you do that? You begin by really paying attention to what YOU need to be fulfilled as an individual. Focus on YOU! Think about how you are being when you are with yourself. Self inquire! Here are a few … [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...]

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