A Strong Self-Confidence With A Degree Of Humility

“Over the years, research has confirmed what so many therapists have known intuitively, that the therapeutic relationship itself is essential to the success a patient experiences. Some studies have even called it the most important common factor to successful outcomes.” (From an article called The Importance of the Relationship in Therapy written by Lisa Firestone Ph.D. for Psychology Today.) I don’t … Read more A Strong Self-Confidence With A Degree Of Humility

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Finding Strength Within And Without

There were times early in my sobriety when it felt like I was barely holding onto my sanity and I wasn’t sure what to do. I was never very good at facing emotional pain or figuring out why I had it. But thankfully I did hold on. I needed help from others with these struggles. … Read more Finding Strength Within And Without

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A Stronger Person Than We Were Before

“Fear can be our friend, or it can be our enemy. It just depends on how we handle it. Reassuring self-talk is my go to method to help me feel better whenever I’m fearful, and I often find comfort in talking with others about how I’m feeling. But hope and belief is an important part … Read more A Stronger Person Than We Were Before

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My Soul Feels Like Dancing

In December of 2010, I was poised to go off to college at the beginning of the new year, and had big plans for my future. In only the first semester, I was told that although an associate degree was a good start for a career as a drug and alcohol counselor, a bachelor’s degree … Read more My Soul Feels Like Dancing

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Being Positive Even When We’re Not

My life has been quite a journey so far and things have turned out better in my sobriety than I ever thought they would. As a result, living in the moment and not worrying about the future is easier for me. Of course, there are times when I do worry, especially when there’s uncertainty involved. … Read more Being Positive Even When We’re Not

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A Quiet Confidence

Whether we’re aware of it or not, there are different levels of things we experience both in life and as a person. For instance. There are different levels of wealth or debt we occur. Different levels of happiness we experience. Different levels of love we feel for people. Different levels of faith one can have. … Read more A Quiet Confidence

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