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Robert Hammond

Transformed by Writing: A Light Journey

Monday, April 7, 2014,
Categories: Recovery Stories

When you’re all alone in the dark you can either close your eyes and go to sleep or look for the light.

I entered the department store and tried my best to look like a real shopper. Something told me they were watching me. Maybe it was just my drug-induced paranoia, I told myself, half-convincingly. I picked up a pair of slacks, folding them neatly over my arm.

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Rediscovering the Heart: Finding the Source of Love and Life

Tuesday, February 4, 2014,

The heart of the 12-step model of recovery involves turning the heart from selfishness and self-centeredness toward a higher power and service toward others. Part of that process involves a fearless and moral inventory during which the painful images of the past are cleared away, allowing for the heart to be filled with light and love. Heart-to-heart sharing of stories results in healing and changed lives. Like the caterpillar that becomes a butterfly, this deep healing of the heart results in authentic transformation. Healing begins in the heart. How can anyone recover from addiction or any other issue without healing the heart?

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Creative Writing and Recovery:

Tuesday, August 13, 2013,

In the beginning was the word. Since the dawn of civilization, the storyteller has held a unique role in guiding, inspiring, and transforming individuals and communities.

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