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4/30/15

Split Second

"What often determines the severity of one "bottom" from another is a split second." - S

4/29/15

Truth

"Your truth is found underneath your strongest character defect." - B

4/28/15

Hear Me Now

"Life uses our emotions to tell us when we are off course. When we don't listen to our emotions, physical pain can be life's megaphone. Hear me now!" - T

4/27/15

Smiles & Tears

"Smiles and tears often change places." - R

4/26/15

Hurts Lie

"The truth is deeper hurts lie in recovery." - J

4/25/15

Desire

"With direction, desire has the capacity to overwhelm limitations."- C

4/24/15

Bigger Purpose

"Whenever I feel stuck, beaten or overwhelmed I make a bigger purpose of things. A more powerful meaning to strive for. It allows me to make the problems less significant, beatable." - T

4/23/15

Attention

"Avoiding Relapse vs. Obtaining Recovery .... which one do you put most of your attention toward?" - H

4/22/15

Learn From It

"If something scares us do we just knock it out of our life or do we learn from it?" - B

4/21/15

Past Trauma

"Past trauma can be a daunting subject to approach in recovery when dealing with "skeletons in the closet" and their influence on sobriety and relapse. It is often hard to move forward and make room for new experiences when old fears consume the heart and mind. There is a balance needed between resolving old issues and learning to deal with the new."

4/20/15

We Can All Be Superheroes

"I want only to be me. The best me. I want to be observational, to see those in need, who are struggling, who are hurting, and to help them and reach out to them, without recognition or praise; this is my invisibility.

I want courage to stand up when needed, to be the barrier to bullying and injustices, and to never fear the consequence for defending another; this is my strength.

I want to be influential and compassionate and to give acceptance and encouragement to those who doubt their worth or ability; this is my mind control.

I want inspiration to be my motivation, and to see that action transform the actions of others, inwardly and outwardly; this is my flight.

I want to plant my feet firmly, extend an outward hand and find my deepest emotion, and say, "No." with conviction and promise when others are in harm's way; this is my immovable force.

I want to be impervious to the dredging, degradation, and judgment of others who would only see me fail; this is my shield against the elements.

I want those that I love, to always know that love, to feel that love, and for that love to thrive within their spirit; this is my immortality.

These, are my armour. Inherent ability would require only action whereas true and commendable character demands that we be more than simple voyeurs when we see a victim. Great moments come from those who are ordinary, and who act extraordinary.

These are my superpowers. I cannot be more earnest in this expression. We can all be superheroes."
- a.E.H.

4/19/15

Risk Management

"Drinking is a form of risk management." - S

4/18/15

Vulnerability

"Recovery is inviting vulnerability into your life without knowing for sure just how you will handle it." - T

4/17/15

Tough Love

"Tough love is similar to poking a bee after you destroy its hive." - An Old Drunk

4/16/15

If It Wasn't

"If it wasn't the way it was and I didn't do what I did, then I couldn't now say what I say and help who I can now help." - C

4/15/15

Silent Witness

"The most powerful of messages can often be the one you didn't know was heard. Whatever you do, do it with dignity and as if there is a silent witness." - P

4/14/15

Predictability

"Although I was miserable and unable to successfully resolve the problems I faced, I at least knew what to expect through the familiar experience of my drug use. The more life spun out of control, the more I came to depend on the predictability of my drugs." - E

4/13/15

Familiar

"Recovery is becoming familiar with the unfamiliar. Relapse brings the familiar to the unfamiliar." - S

4/12/15

Learning

"Sometimes it seems like I have spent most of my life learning what not to do." - D

4/11/15

Miracles

"The miracles in recovery are not by chance but because hope found a direction." - N

4/10/15

Worst Fear

"An addict's worst fear is to hear their own heart." - H

4/9/15

Your Past

"When your past calls, let it go to voicemail. It has nothing new to say." - Clumsy Christian

4/8/15

4/7/15

That Way In Words

"Acknowledge the disease or die is bullshit. You want to know why addiction is so powerful? Because we made it that way in words. Don't fear addiction, focus on life." - V

4/6/15

Hopeless Story

"Drugs were just one part of the hopeless story I told myself." - R

4/5/15

Tired Of Being Broken

"They labeled me defiant and oppositional. I called it tired of being broken." - D

4/4/15

Patience

"Treat me with patience not pity." - S

4/3/15

Defiance

"Your a huge force in her life and maybe she has to tear you down a little to make some room for herself." - M

4/2/15

Listen To Me

"I don't want you to talk me back, I want you to listen to me. Then I may come back." - L

4/1/15

Emotionally Dead

"I have always felt emotionally dead. So I use things and people to trigger emotion in me." - D