“Twelve Core Problems – 12 Steps of Recovery”

  Restore me to balance in body, mind, and spirit. Remove everything from my consciousness and body that is not in perfect alignment with your loving plan for me.   Here is a Summary of the Dynamics: 1) Resisting feeling things fully This dynamic is based on experiences of having been overwhelmed by intense feelings when we were very young. To avoid the experience of overwhelm, we make the inner decision to resist feeling things fully. This dynamic is based on the illusion … [Read more...]

Borderline Personality, a Life of Extremes

  Borderline Personality   Do you have someone in your life that suffers behaviors that are completely out of control?  Do you have moments with this same person that are loving and heartwarming; then, twenty minutes later, this same person is threatening to kill you?  Does this person have moments of violent outbursts that make no sense to those around them?  Does this person cry at extremely inappropriate times with no reason for sadness that are apparent? The above … [Read more...]

”Most Weird Addictions Around The World”

People have some strange and weird addictions. The term addiction basically indicates a habit which becomes compulsive for a person and is very difficult to give up. Smoking, drinking and doing drugs are some of the common and easily found addictions but there are certain addictions which are absolutely bizarre and might sound very rare and even unheard of. The reason for these strange addictions could be many. While some addictions take birth from chronic disease, some result due to memory and … [Read more...]

VIRAL HEPATITIS CAUSED BY DRUG USE BEHAVIORS

NIDA RESEARCH SEEKS TO REDUCE VIRAL HEPATITIS CAUSED BY DRUG USE BEHAVIORS Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the leading cause of liver failure and liver transplantation in the United States and people who inject drugs (PWID) are particularly susceptible to this disease with as many as 70% or more of this population testing positive for the virus. To make matters worse, PWID enjoy little if any consistent health care and are largely unaware of their HCV infection status. Those who are successful in … [Read more...]

10 Reasons Addicts and Alcoholics Fail in Early Recovery

10 Reasons that Addicts and Alcoholics Fail in Early Recovery 10. They do not take direction from others about how to solve their problem. 9. They suffer from low self esteem and do not feel that they deserve to be clean and sober. 8. They do not prioritize their recovery as being the most important thing in their life when it comes to structuring their day and how they spend their time. 7. They don’t learn how to process and deal with the feelings that they used to medicate with drugs and … [Read more...]

Entropy may be Your Challenge, Take Action!

"There should be a balance between material and spiritual progress, a balance achieved through the principles based on love and compassion." - Dalai Lama The word for "shame" in this verse is the Greek entrope, meaning "turning inward" or "inversion." Biblically, it is used only one other time, in I Corinthians 15:34: "Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame." Evidently, this special variety of shame is … [Read more...]

10 Steps to Self Esteem, excerpt from Power of Intention

  Ten Steps to Self-Respect   Excerpt from Power of Intention Dr. Wayne W. Dyer Step 1: Look into a mirror, make eye connection with yourself, and say "I love me" as many times as possible during your day. I love me: These three magic words help you maintain your self‑respect. Now, be aware that saying these words may be difficult at first because of the conditions you've been exposed to over a lifetime, and because the words may bring to the surface remnants of disrespect … [Read more...]

BE the Phoenix, any Journey is a Gift!

  RECOVERY in any Journey is a Gift Power of the Phoenix   Rise Above Your Own Ashes!     The phoenix (Ancient Greek: Φοῖνιξ, phoínix, Persian: ققنوس, Arabic: العنقاء) is a mythical sacred firebird that can be found in the mythologies of the Persians, Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Chinese, and (according to Sanchuniathon) Phoenicians. _______________________________   A phoenix is a mythical bird that is a fire spirit with a colorful plumage and a tail of … [Read more...]

Depression, 3 Women’s Stories – WOMEN in RECOVERY

  3 Women's Stories   Women in Recovery, a video presented by the Southwest Regional Mental Health Board. Three women share their personal recovery stories and how they reclaimed their lives and moved forward in their roles as mother, wife, business owner, worker, and friend. Southwest Connecticut - Norwalk, CT Women's mental health: The Facts Depressive disorders account for close to 41.9% of the disability from neuropsychiatric disorders among women compared to 29.3% … [Read more...]

Listening is a Gift of Give & Take – WOMEN in RECOVERY

It's easy to get busy in life trying to do everything at once. You can listen and work at the same time but sometimes multi-tasking isn't the best use of our time. We need to take time to deposit value in their hearts. We need to support one another, and listening is an amazing way of doing just that. As you go about your day, your Higher Power reminds you to give people the gift of listening. It seems like such a little thing, but those little deposits will eventually make a big … [Read more...]

‘Happy are those …’ – WOMEN in RECOVERY

Celebrate Recovery ~~ Give Yourself a Break! Eight Recovery Principles based on the Beatitudes 1.  Realize I’m not God; I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and my life is unmanageable. "Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor."  Matthew 5:3 2.  Earnestly believe that God exists,that I matter to Him, and that He has the power to help me recover. "Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."  Matthew 5:4 3.  Consciously choose to … [Read more...]

WOMEN in RECOVERY – Surrender & Release

Surrender & Release ~~~ Anything & Everything   Anything & Everything, second by second ~~~release to the Universe. Anything & Everything second by second ~~~surrender to anything but Self Will. Anything & Everything, second by second ~~~breathe deeply with eyes closed. Anything & Everything, second by second ~~~release Everything, this One Day. Anything & Everything, second by second ~~~Embrace Your Life, this One Day! Anonymous   THE … [Read more...]

WOMEN in RECOVERY – Spiritual ‘Re-awakening’ in the Stillness

'Spiritual Re-awakening' requires that You spend some time alone in quiet thought. It is important that you allow yourself to decompress find quiet time to reflect, nourish yourself spiritually and emotional. In these quiet moments in life, take the time to BE thoughtless, meaning allow your thoughts to flow freely. The only effort that You should exert during these moments, is the intention to NOT THINK. It is in this, the only justified 'thoughtless' times in Your Life that the Divine will … [Read more...]

Death & Dying, 5 Stage of Grief – WOMEN in RECOVERY

  Elisabeth Kübler-Ross   'Loss, Grief, and Bereavement'   What are the causes and risk factors of prolonged grief? The risk factors for experiencing more serious symptoms of grief for a longer period of time can be related to the survivor's own physical and emotional health before the loss, the relationship between the bereaved and their family member or other loved one, as well as related to the nature of the death. For example, it is not uncommon for … [Read more...]

Confucianism and WOMEN

LEARNING TO BE HUMAN  Tu Wei-ming, “A Confucian Perspective on Learning to be Human”   Confucian Thought: Selfhood as Creative Transformation (Albany: 1985), 51-66 The Confucian commitment to the human community is firm and comprehensive. This commitment means that the whole Confucian enterprise begins with the person living here and now. It also means that the person in ordinary daily existence is the basis for the full realization of humanity. The Confucian insistence that … [Read more...]

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