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Three C’s of Addiction, what needs to be addressed in order to recover...

Three C’s of Addiction, what needs to be addressed in order to recover…

by Daniel 22 November 2014

Consequences, Cravings and Contradictions: Consequences: The onset of positive, meaningful, personal and permanent change begins with significant pain.  There are two basic reasons people change; they are either running away from pain or towards pleasure…  This is what we call the Pain Pleasure Principle… Addiction recovery starts with pain, however sustainable permanent recovery is a […]

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The Real Art of Conversation...

The Real Art of Conversation…

by Daniel 26 June 2013

“The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place, but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” – Lady Dorothy Nevill ♦ Restraint of tongue and pen is a spiritual principle that if practiced may keep us from unnecessary conflict. My friend “Sarge” the […]

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Jack Jackson Lessons

Jack Jackson Lessons

by Daniel 23 June 2013

June 23, 2013; It has been a full year since the passing of my friend, mentor and sponsor, Jack Jackson. I met Jack in Boquete Panama, when he would share at a mutual support meeting, I would sit on the edge of my seat. The more I heard the more I wanted to hear from […]

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The Art of Conversation

The Art of Conversation

by Daniel 12 June 2013

“The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place, but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” – Lady Dorothy Nevill ♦ Restraint of tongue and pen is a spiritual principle that if practiced may keep us from unnecessary conflict. My friend “Sarge” the […]

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The Twelve Steps

The Twelve Steps

by Daniel 16 May 2013

“We must remember that AA’s Steps are suggestions only.  A belief in them as they stand is not at all a requirement for membership among us.  This liberty has made AA available to thousands who never would have tried at all, had we insisted on the Twelve Steps just as written.”  Bill Wilson, Alcoholics Anonymous […]

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Never Squelch a Productive Idea...

Never Squelch a Productive Idea…

by Daniel 5 February 2013

I will never squelch a creative idea because no one else has ever succeeded in perfecting it. – Dr. Robert Schuller I remember the day I told my best friend that I thought I was an alcoholic. He chimed right in loud and clear, “you are not an alcoholic, you can’t be an alcoholic because […]

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Care...

Care…

by Daniel 1 February 2013

“The main thing is to care. Care very hard, even if it is only a game you are playing.” – Billie Jean King I have heard it said that “Sharing is Caring.” When we share our experience strength and hope with another human being that may be struggling with addiction we help to lighten their […]

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Potentially Good Idea...

Potentially Good Idea…

by Daniel 1 February 2013

I will cooperate in supporting a potentially good idea even if I can see something wrong with it. — Dr. Robert Schuller On open mind is essential for human growth and potential. When attempting to overcome the grips of alcohol or drug addiction simply putting down the drink or drug is not enough. Changing the […]

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Lessen the risk...

Lessen the risk…

by Daniel 31 January 2013

I will design my plan to lessen the risk of failure. – Dr. Robert Schuller When I got sober the main mantra in the rooms was “don’t drink and go to meetings.” To be honest it was kind of frustrating at times to hear that. But today I can see how wise the advice was. […]

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The Oppressor

The Oppressor

by Daniel 30 January 2013

“The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.” – Steven Biko It is amazing how illogically we think before we begin to recover. If a child burns himself on the stove they do not put their hand on the stove again. I remember the first time I […]

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