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The Rehab Honeymooners

Wednesday, April 19, 2017,

“How do you know when an alcoholic lets go? By the claw marks” – anonymous

Her dad was useless, unpleasant, and then he was gone. Her mom was judgmental, depressing, and clingy, demanding solidarity with her resentments against dad. From an early age Marianne was assigned the role of co-dependent nurturer. Essentially, she became her mother’s life partner. She moved far away to escape and never knew that she had taken her internalized mother along. She was to notice, much later, what a pain in the neck that had been.

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Learning and Growing from Our Past

Saturday, February 25, 2017,

So many of are plagued by painful past experiences. Regardless of what happened, we can find ourselves stuck in the past. This creates much sober suffering (a wonderful term coined by Fred Holmquist). We end up reacting the present though it were our past. When we are stuck in the past we can’t deal well with what is going on now. This is what creates our sober suffering.

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Christmas Holiday, Forgiveness and Resiliency

Saturday, December 10, 2016,

I neared the last day of November. The dark sky loomed at 7:00am and the rain pounded on my window, yet, in my Spirit, I heard the voice of God so clearly saying, “Share your own story of the Christmas Holiday, they want real life information.”

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A New Look at the Origins of Addiction

Monday, September 12, 2016,

Where does addiction come from? The answer has deep implications for treatment, obviously. It's my belief that addiction is learned, which means it can be unlearned.

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