This is dedicated to those who have touched the fires of life... To those who fall but stand back up. To those who get weak but find new strength. To those who break but rebuild themselves. To those who lose hope but believe again. This is for those who chance upon the recovery road. There is a life that awaits you... Your story matters. Write it.


5/23/15

Trauma

"Dealing with trauma is like pulling a serrated knife from your ass that someone put there a year ago." - Sarge

5/22/15

Stability

"Outer stability is not a clear representation of what goes on in my mind." - G

5/21/15

Humility

“.... Humility is a mediator. It will always be the shortest distance between you and another person.” - www.humansofnewyork.com

5/20/15

Approval

"I felt pathetic and week not because I drank but because I lived for your approval. The approval based on me not drinking." - T

5/19/15

How We Loved Her

"My Mom never discussed it. To acknowledge it meant she failed us. This was the way she loved us, by swallowing her shame and guilt. But we all knew and the denying became how we loved her back." - C

5/18/15

Perspective

"Perspective, not acceptance, is the best weapon to overcoming immovable situations." - Sarge

5/17/15

Foundation Of Character

"...There’s not going to be a switch that flips once you become an adult, and suddenly you start acting right. Every decision you make matters. Because once you’re older, you’re going to revert back to the same behavior you have right now. If you have a foundation of rudeness, dishonesty, and not caring, that’s what you’ll fall back on when you’re faced with a challenge. So we need to build a foundation of character.” - www.humansofnewyork.com

5/16/15

A Beautiful Lie

"Addiction is a beautiful lie. Recovery is an ugly truth." - M

5/15/15

Push

"When I was in the delivery room they told me to push. So no, I will never give up on my son." - A Mom

5/14/15

Choice

"Pain reminds me that 'choice' is not just a word."

5/13/15

Words

"Wether they come from my heart or my head, I'm learning not to be afraid of my words." - D

5/12/15

Do

"Here I am, do where I'm at." - Dr. T.

5/11/15

Head Over Heart

"I got tired of laying around depressed. My goal now is to keep my head over my heart." - D

5/10/15

The Dot

"As I lay in the dentists chair, frightened out of my mind, I focused my thoughts on God in the form of meditation. And my eyes on God in the form of a small dot on the operating lamp. What one might call an imperfection in the plastic covering protecting the bulb. But for me, at that moment, it represented the Lord..." - SoberRecovery.com

5/9/15

Helping

"Build a relationship, understand their language, match their pace and wait for the moment." - D

5/8/15

My ideas

"I no longer fear when the urge to use hits for I fill that moment with all my ideas." - L