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Saturday, October 24, 2015
Friday, October 16, 2015
“Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge in these negative emotions is giving something outside of yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.” -Joel Osteen
“Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.” -Jim Rohn
“Imagine the peace symbol. The peace symbol has three pieces in it. One piece is emotion, that’s your body. Another piece has spirit in it, that’s your fuel. Another piece has intellect in it and that’s your steering wheel. You can never overdo the fuel that goes into the body, which is the emotions and the steering wheel to drive it.” -Gary Busey
Statement #8, “The fundamental object of life is emotional and spiritual growth.”
Daily I put my life into a proper order, knowing which are the priorities.
+ Karen’s Perspective +
Underneath the excitement and achievement of experiencing life sober is the reality of learning how to manage emotions without the aid of alcohol. This is not an overnight process; it is a gradual process that takes time, sometimes longer than what may feel appropriate. Growth is what makes life evolve and flourish.
Statement #8 means different things to me at different times. In early sobriety, I was focused on the connection to the Universe/God/Nature. I felt as if I was becoming more spiritual while releasing some old thought patterns. I began to discover aspects of life that had been concealed and disguised under the influence of alcohol.
Later on, Statement #8 took on a more intimate role in my life. I began to understand how and why I reacted to events or situations. Frequently I was reacting with a given response that I had learned years earlier. I was simply repeating a pattern. In order to effectively engage Statement #8, I began to alter my responses. I was growing, learning and becoming.
Today I respond to triggers with an open attitude. I am able to look at myself honestly and consciously say that I need to change something or grow into an even better me. On occasion I can feel stuck, but it is here where I need to continue moving, emotionally and/or spiritually. Any way I look at it, I grow inside and out.
In the past, alcohol ruled my responses and made everything more complicated. Today I find simplicity with action behind Statement #8. In heart, mind and soul, I am awakening to a wonderful life! Hugzzz, Karen
+ Dee’s Insights +
Hi 4C Women, I was thinking that my feeling of inadequacy at one time ruled my responses. And when I dug a little deeper, it was my fear of having that inadequacy validated by others that fueled my responses. If I could be a people pleaser, go along with the status quo, and then I could hide behind my fear of being found out who I really was - a stupid person. It’s almost unimaginable that I had that opinion of myself for so long. I finally decided to face my fear of inadequacy and said yes to things that I felt were beyond my capability. I am not talking about people pleasing, taking my self-worth from the opinion of others, but taking risks to prove to myself that I could accomplish a lot more than I ever dreamed possible. There were mistakes along the way; yet, slowly I began to experience success and personal growth was taking place. I learned to respect myself and with that came a new definition, my own definition, of my self-worth. Drinking only hid my fears. Drinking never helped me face my fears. I was no longer paralyzed by my fear of inadequacy or a false definition of me.
It’s been many years for me of working on emotional and spiritual growth and sometimes I wonder if there is ever an end to facing challenges and problem solving. The answer is no and that’s because we continue to change and life continues to provide ample opportunities for personal growth. What’s different for me is that I no longer fear that I will fall apart or can’t handle it. I have learned and use the wonderful coping tools from WFS and when I feel I need help, I now ask for it. Before I would have had those inadequate feelings if I couldn’t handle my difficult challenges on my own.
Today, I am confident enough to ask for help. Now that’s what I would say is a healthy choice. –Dee
Thank you, Karen and Dee, for your words of encouragement and inspiration to start off our week! ~Becky Fenner, WFS Director
Thursday, October 15, 2015
|Thanks to your support, the UNITE to Face Addiction rally in Washington, D.C. on October 4th was a huge success! By signing our petition to pass the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), your voice was heard on Capitol Hill.|
More than 700 people walked the halls of Congress last Monday, October 5th, advocating for CARA and joining us to deliver your petition signatures to members of Congress. It was the largest advocacy day EVER for our field!
But our job is not done. We still need your support to help us reach our goal of 10,000 signatures! Our next step in advancing this piece of legislation will be sending your signatures to the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee to schedule a hearing on this bill.
We need your help!! Please send the petition link to 5 of your friends to sign.
Too many families and their loved ones face limited to no insurance coverage for treatment, minimal support from employers, and long waitlists for the few treatment facilities that exist. The time is now to properly treat and define addiction as a public health crisis by passing CARA.
Or share your support on social media with these sample posts:
Help Pass the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act- Sign the Petition Today! http://ow.ly/TeqsH #howmanyfamilies
#Howmanyfamilies will see their child wait to get the #treatment they need? Sign the #CARA petition now! http://ow.ly/TeqsH #parenting
Daniel Francis Montalbano 10/91 - 3/15 - Honoring Your First Birthday In Heaven on ....your life will not be in vain...forever in my heart ..Mom..
Press Release Announcing the “Lights of Hope” event on
“The Addict’s Mom” is very pleased to announce our up-coming “Lights of Hope” event, to be held on
for Health Communications, Inc., and his co-workers, have graciously given TAM the space and the time to hold our event., at the 8th National Counseling Advances Conference, sponsored by U.S. Journal Training, Inc. and Counselor Magazine. Stephen Cooke, Direct...or of Editorial Communications & Marketing
The conference is being held at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. (A1A)
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
(954) 467-1111(954) 467-1111 or (800) 937-8461(800) 937-8461 FREE
Conference Dates are .
The “Lights of Hope” ceremony will be by conducted by “The Addict’s Mom” founder, Barbara Theodosiou, on , at at the Westin. is a very bittersweet date for Barbara; it is the birthday of her beloved boy Daniel, but tragically, he lost his battle with addiction in April of this year.
In 2015, “The Addict’s Mom” hosted over 62 “Lights of Hope” ceremonies. The ceremony is an annual tradition of lighting candles to commemorate our loved ones and their families who are trapped in the devastation of addiction. Barbara will light a white candle for those in recovery, a red candle for those in active addiction, and a black candle for those who have died.
Members of the “Addict’s Mom” are invited to attend conference sessions of interest to them, that will be held and the 22nd and 23rd, and conference sessions following the TAM ceremony on the 24th.
Follow the link www.usjt.org for more information and to download a registration form. TAM members receive a discounted fee. Contact the conference organizers for details.
We hope to see you in sunny South Florida!
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Wednesday, October 14, 2015
October 15 CHP 119 v 50 TWELVE STEPPING WITH STRENGTH FROM THE PSALMS
This is my comfort in my affliction (addiction) , For your word has given me life. (GODS BIG BOOK)
STEP 12 Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
2 Timothy 4:18 - The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
(GODS BIG BOOK) By Joseph Dickerson
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Monday, October 12, 2015
Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise. Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. - Proverbs 19:20 - 21 http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs19:20-21&version=NIV
Sunday, October 11, 2015