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Emotional Health

Tuesday, October 13, 2015      20 comments

It is my emotional pain and suffering that have brought me every tiny step of the way to admit defeat and throw in the towel and thus become willing to admit that I am powerless over myself, people, places and things and giving myself to a Power... Read more

Being abused as a child, self abuse and recovery

Sunday, February 08, 2015      22 comments

I learned about myself from other people since I was a baby. In fact even before that - in the womb perhaps. It was not only their words, it was actions, or lack of them that taught me so well how worthless I was. How unimportant and u... Read more


Friday, February 06, 2015      18 comments

I have just discovered something new. It is OK to have needs and to express them. I had tried this several years ago but did not find it was helpful in that situation, so stopped pretty darn quick. No one seemed interested in my needs, or... Read more

10 tips On ways of learning to love yourself.

Monday, August 18, 2014      20 comments

Received this from a friend the other day. Do not know where it came from so I cannot give credit. It is so helpful to me that I am wanting to share it. If anyone knows the source please let me know and I will add it. PS. I now have... Read more

Just found this - it is called 'life changing tips' - loved it - wanted to share -

Monday, April 14, 2014      16 comments

Here are ten life changing tips inspired by quotes from the great Sufi poet, Rumi: 1. Challenge Fear "Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious." 2. Be Bold ... Read more

Depression and the help of writing

Wednesday, January 08, 2014      25 comments

I spent a very large part of my life with depression. Not the come and go kind, but the day by day constant companion kind when the world is just a grey, foggy, aching emptiness and time crawls by from one agonizing second to the next. I had ev... Read more

Living in the Present Moment

Tuesday, December 31, 2013      16 comments

“All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present. Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry - all forms of fear - are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grieva... Read more

Finding freedom ... from me

Sunday, December 15, 2013      13 comments

I am wishing you all the blessings of peace and joy that so many of us do not find at this time of year. My first sober Christmas I spent most of the time in bed trying not to think about what everyone else was doing. All my pre AA friends wer... Read more

"In everything give thanks ..."

Friday, December 13, 2013      11 comments

Today I am giving thanks for everything exactly as it is - I have been working on this for a long while. Many times gritting my teeth and doing it anyway just because I believed in the principle. An unusual thought came to mind as I awo... Read more

To those who are sad, lonely or depressed at Christmas time

Friday, December 06, 2013      19 comments

Today I read a story from a friend who is not looking forward to Christmas. Her story is heart warming and personal. I have been there on so many Christmases and I understand how she feels absolutely. This is for those of us who are alo... Read more

Acceptance of What Is, so we can move forward

Saturday, November 30, 2013      22 comments

Don't know if this will be helpful to anyone, but for those of you who have asked I am happy to share my own journey with 'acceptance'. There are lots of quotes and articles about 'acceptance' and how important it is - but actually how to e... Read more

A new science of happiness

Sunday, November 03, 2013      15 comments

" A new science of happiness is finding that these emotions can be readily cultivated in familiar ways, bringing out the good in others and in oneself. Here are some recent empirical examples: Meditating on a compassionate approach to other... Read more

A journey from being a perfectionist

Wednesday, October 30, 2013      17 comments

Perhaps it is not so much that aiming for perfection is a hard task master, although it most certainly is both for ourselves and for those around us who we think should be perfect also, according to our ideas of what perfection is. Perf... Read more

All beautifully imperfect

Tuesday, October 29, 2013      12 comments

“We are all wonderful, beautiful wrecks. That's what connects us--that we're all broken, all beautifully imperfect.” ¯ Emilio Estevez... Read more

The Gifts of Imperfection:

Monday, October 28, 2013      12 comments

"The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are - Brene Brown ... Read more

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