Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Many of us Peeps ("We the Peeps"!) from time to time write our gratitude lists in the posts. It is GooooD for me to read these, and to be reminded how important it is--to know and recognize that God is the constant Giver, and I, the undeserving receiver. I am SO grateful for SO many things which I take SO for granted.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
A Room of Mama’s Own
..... But codependence (or codependency) is harder to define and to recognize. After all, codependents can seem, to themselves and others, like hapless victims, in the wrong place at the wrong time. Or they can be perceived (especially by the codependent) as doing good work rather than harm, because the harm they are doing is largely to themselves. But if addiction is an unhealthy attempt to escape trauma, codependence is an unhealthy attempt at damage control.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Addiction is a disease that affects all aspects of a person's life.
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Friday, October 9, 2009
Every now and again I come across an academic article that expresses the philosophy of this site. This is one such article.
We need to hold the feelings and sensibilities, the shortcomings and limitations, of ourselves and our partner gently, with compassion and loving kindness.
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This is the story of my ch . . . ch . . . changes, which took me from insanity to clarity, from egocentricity to altruism, from alcoholism to activism. These changes have marked an evolution in what I want from this life.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
ACOA’s maintain control of their feelings, their behavior, and try to control the feelings and behavior of others.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Relapse prevention the Alcoholics Anonymous way is proactive action.
One form of these strategies is The AA Six Pack, which says;
- Don’t Drink
- Go to meetings
- Ask for help
- Get a sponsor
- Join a home group
- Get active (in the program)
Monday, October 5, 2009
Why does putting our feelings into words â talking with a therapist or friend, writing in a journal â help us to feel betterâ A new brain imaging study by UCLA psychologists reveals why verbalizing our feelings makes our sadness, anger and pain less intense.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Binge drinkers have a higher risk of alcohol-related injury than chronic, heavy drinkers, the Health Behavior News Service reported Feb. 22.
Binge-drinking women who otherwise drink in moderation had seven times the risk of injury as nondrinkers, while binge-drinking men increased their injury risk sixfold.