Help | Has Independence Vanished in the Haze?

There is an exercise that we use to help people understand recovery. I can’t give you the details. If I told you, I’d have to kill you! What I can tell you is that we play the Beatles song “Help” during the exercise. The lyrics of the song make it clear that sometimes we just […]

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Intentions | Think of Them as Paving

There is a saying “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.” I believe it’s also true of the road to heaven. Your destination is dependent on a well-intended journey. At the new year, most of us take a bit of time to review what worked and what didn’t in the previous year so […]

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Firsts | There’s Nothing Like a First…

I spent a bit of time reflecting on what was memorable about the year that just came to an end. While I could have taken it in a number of directions, keep in mind that this exercise is about practicing appreciation. So, as I developed my list I noticed that it includes a number of […]

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Attitude Adjustment | A Whole New Frame of Mind

In the lyrics of Hank Williams, Jr., an attitude adjustment makes all the difference. I saw that clearly demonstrated today. Just a few of my experiences and observations… I Appreciate the Appliance Installers This one was amazing. We purchased some new appliances for a kitchen renovation. The week before Christmas, the appliances were delivered and […]

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