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March 11, 2012

Quotes For Inspiration And Personal Change

Filed under: quotes for inspiration — recover345 @ 2:38 pm
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When I was a teenager my mom was a teacher and she hated to have to be outside in the cold a few days a week for playground watch during the New York winters. The teachers would have to rotate days to watch the kids during recess. She told me that what kept her going was the famous quote, “This too shall pass.” It was her way to know she could endure things and that the condition wouldn’t be permanent. Reading quotes is an excellent way to change your mindset, gain inspiration and change your state of mind. You can pick up my Famous Quotes book for a short period of time at .99 HERE (and you don’t need a kindle to read it).

Turn to quotes when you feel discouraged, alone or may be heading into a state of craving. They REALLY can pull you out of the tricks that your mind plays on you! Reading famous quotations helps you break certain mental habits. One liners can change your mood completely. For instance, many people find that the quote, “What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger” by Nietzsche very helpful. When you read a quote not only are you connected to the depth of an author, but also the whole community of people that have received support from the saying. In addition, many times we can’t read a whole book at work or when we feel stressed. But everyone can take a few minutes to read a few quotes and reflect upon them. (more…)

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March 10, 2012

How Do Former Addicts Succeed

Filed under: addiction recovery stories — recover345 @ 11:48 am
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Stopping drugs or alcohol is something that many feel ashamed about. Many people can feel that they lack the will or that they can stop for a few days. It is a horrible feeling when we regress again. Whether it’s with an addiction or slipping into a habit, the sense of discouragement can be quite heavy. Our spirit sinks when we feel like failures.

I was honored to be able to interview 5 former addicts, some with their own books on recovery at amazon.com . Each goes into their darkest moments as well as what helped them to turn the corner for good. You can read what Todd Zalkins, Amy Lee Coy, Dennis Marcellino, Patty Holloran and Parker Lanier all found helpful for their own recoveries as well as what were their obstacles along the way. Everyone’s journey is different, but one sentence can be enough to create motivation inside of you and a leap into a new intent. The book is on kindle for .99 at the moment so you can pick it up here –Five Journeys Of Addiction Recovery .

Not everyone interviewed found the 12 steps or AA and NA approaches helpful to them. You’ll see various methods and find what resonates for yourself. Remember that change is possible. Do not feel that you are doomed to repeating a cycle. We are not stuck in who we are but are capable of much more. When you feel that things can’t get better it is always good to read something inspiring, even if it’s a famous quote, in order to change your state of mind. Don’t buy into the negative states.

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