500 days!!

            Today marks 500 days! A huge milestone in my life and the days keep on coming one day at a time. I remember saying once that if I only put 1% every day, it will add up to something remarkable and I am so very grateful for what I have accomplished and it startedContinue reading “500 days!!”

The F word

            I’m curious to what you’re thinking when I call this writing The F Word. I’m talking about feelings. I’ve heard recently that in the beginning of recovery that I shouldn’t trust my feelings cause the best of it got me into recovery to begin with and nothing else. I can say that’s true enough,Continue reading “The F word”

I-S-M in Alcoholism

Alcohol is only a symptom of the disease alcoholism. You can take the alcohol out of alcoholism but what is left is the “ism” part of this disease. The ism is why we drank, the ism is what drove us to bad neighborhoods in our mind, who drove our bus. The ism will quickly getContinue reading “I-S-M in Alcoholism”

Broken Boundaries

            Part of this week was working around boundaries and what was the greatest boundaries we lost growing up. I heard everyone’s stories and it touched me in a way that made mine incomprehensible to everyone else’s however that’s the thing about our individuality, it’s owning our own story and what that story means toContinue reading “Broken Boundaries”

Lateral Violence

Lateral Violence What is lateral violence? Although it is found everywhere, lateral violence in this case refers to its impact in communities, workplaces, homes, events and literally everywhere there are people. Lateral violence is a learned behaviour as a result of colonialism and patriarchal methods of governing and developing a society. What are the behavioursContinue reading “Lateral Violence”

Understanding Trauma

Understanding Trauma Traumatic events and experiences are subjective. Subjectively, some individuals are more vulnerable or susceptible to stress than others who are more resilient or resistant. How are traumatic occurrence affects an individual depends on many factors, including characteristics of the individual, the type and characteristics of the events or occurrence, developmental processes comma theContinue reading “Understanding Trauma”

Integrity…

What goes through your head when you hear this word? It’s usually someone defending it, re-establishing it, building it or holding it. The definition of Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principals that you refuse to change. When I was doing my thing, drinking and all that other stuff, IContinue reading “Integrity…”

Great Attitude = Gratitude

When I first came to treatment in July (2019) here at Round Lake Treatment Center, They started everyday in the same manner during the weekdays which is great structure in a time where most of us were feeling anxious, scared, nervous and uneasy. They showed us that we were to be in 4 seasons (aContinue reading “Great Attitude = Gratitude”

Holidays

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah or what ever you do for the holidays. So a lot of us it’s gonna be the first time being sober for the holidays. I went to an AA meeting last night and we shared about what the Holidays mean to us, what they’ve meant in the past and how they’reContinue reading “Holidays”

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