It Ain’t Over

Today doesn’t define tomorrow It’s just a few days into the new year and already it’s been rough for us. There are moments when it’s hard to resist giving up and labeling it “just another difficult year.” But, with more than 98% of the year left to unfold, it is way too soon to “call…

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Avoiding Dangerous Territory

Relapse seldom “just happens.” It is important that we learn to recognize the environment and situations that have a tendency to lead us back toward our unwanted behaviors.   One of the most common factors in relapse is isolation. Isolation isn’t just being alone. It‘s that feeling of being separated or disconnected from other people—that…

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Spinning out of control

What an INSANE day! Two family emergencies added to an already full schedule. No time to blog . . . but I remembered this post, which first appeared in October 2010. Did you miss it? Secrets isolate you from God and others Most of us are familiar with the story of Adam and Eve .…

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Victorious Holidays

Living Free      Thanksgiving is only days away and Christmas will be here in little over a month. Holidays can be particularly challenging times for those struggling with compulsive behaviors. More family interactions, more activities, more expenses and more expectations can increase stress and escalate cravings and acting out.      Even if past holidays…

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The Most Dangerous Thoughts

You deserve better!      Here we are, facing yet another weekend. Many people tell us that weekends are especially difficult for them. It’s the time when their addictive behaviors often get really out of control.        There are a lot of possible reasons for this — more free time, less structure, deeply entrenched and well–practiced…

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