Posts Tagged ‘recovery’
Back in the Fall I posted a blog, titled Autumn Wishes, where I mentioned planting bulb, while wishing for a beautiful flower and praying for the fulfillment of a desire. At that time in October, it was my invitation for us to pause and notice the inexorable pull toward Winter Solstice. The days were growing incrementally shorter, ultimately culminating in the darkest day of the year.
But here we are now, and it is Spring again. Yes, it is the beautiful season of new beginnings, renewal and rebirth! Fresh buds are blooming, hibernating animals have been awakening and the earth seems to be coming to life again. Farmers and gardeners are now planting their future harvest, as temperatures slowly rise. Read the rest of this entry »
If we wake up in the morning and tell ourselves, “I’m really feeling lousy, I’m still tired. I really don’t want to get up and face this day,” you can be sure that the body will respond in just that way. You will be moving slowly, feeling every ache or pain twice as intensely. That kind of self-talk can even affect digestion by slowing it down, because that is what you are telling the body to do with this kind of negative thinking. By thinking, “I really don’t want to move fast,” the message the body receives is to slow down. The body will always comply with the thought process. Read the rest of this entry »
My personal journey into recovery started on April 16, 2005. I had walked into my first twelfth step meeting that fateful Saturday in tears and confused. I had had enough of my father’s abusive behavior. I didn’t know how I could go on anymore with the life I was living. I knew intuitively I had to find a better way, another way of living, otherwise I was ready to end the life I was living up to this point.
I started this journey of self-discovery because I had moved back in with my parents. I had left an unhealthy relationship, had no job and was back in school. At the time, I felt I had no other option than to move back with them. Tension had been building up to this point. Read the rest of this entry »