Mistakes Are the DNA of Recovery ___ Mistakes. They are the stuff that life is made of. Our DNA code is a combination of all of the mistakes and F-Ups made by previous generations. You are not a mistake, but your very life is built upon what a million of your ancestors learned the hard way. ◊♦◊ … More Addiction: No Shortcuts to Recovery
Why is it that we can change our minds in an instant, but it takes a lifetime to change our habits? ___ Change. Everyone seems to be talking about change right now. Honestly, I’m kinda sick of thinking about it. Change is so hard. Even babies cry when they change, so you and I should feel a little better. … More Change Your Mind or Mind Your Change
Choose Your Questions and You Can Change Your Mind ___ Your high might be from drugs, alcohol, sex, exercise, shopping, food, work, being mistake free (perfect), religion, or some other obsession. For me, my high is from the drug of compulsive eating of cookies, chips and chocolate behind closed doors with no one watching. I get high from compulsive … More Addiction: Who Are You Without Your High?
When your superpower becomes your kryptonite ___ So you are a Quiet Leader. You are an introvert who leads and whose thoughtfulness is a strength. Have you ever wondered whether you are being too quiet? You know you are being too quiet when: You can scare a cat by sneaking up on it. You need … More Quiet Leader: How Do You Know if You are Being Too Quiet?
Lots of work but little change? I’m there. This year, I am going to lower my standards. ◊♦◊ By MARGARET WENTE The Globe and Mail, Published Saturday, Jan. 09, 2016 8:00AM EST Don’t tell me about self-improvement. I’ve been improving myself for decades. I have dieted, exercised, made to-do lists and then lost them. I have striven … More Lessons From a Lifetime of Self-Improvement
This is one of the most difficult posts I have ever written. ___ Imagine a magic trick where you are the one to disappear. Someone else is left holding the rabbit, but the rabbit has fangs. The trick? It is a great one called Avoidance. Addiction is like a magic trick: It is a mystery that … More Addiction: Avoidance and Your Fanged Rabbit
Don’t just think with your head. Think with your heart, your hands and your feet this year. ___ This year, I have a goal. I need to lose weight because my brain is too fat. “You get your intuition back when you make space for it, when you stop the chattering of the rational mind. … More 8 Things You Can Do If Your Brain is Too Fat