"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."
"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 shie…
"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