Tag Archives: Connection

  • I Thought I Was the Only One
    Saturday, March 28th, 2020

    I Thought I Was the Only One

    Reaching out to others can be profoundly healing. Sex and porn addiction can harm our sense of reality, interfere with healthy relationships, and force us into social isolation. One...
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  • Wounded Healers: Connect to Heal and Rebuild
    Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

    Wounded Healers: Connect to Heal and Rebuild

    By Tim Stein Meditation from Gifts of Recovery. Connect to heal and rebuild. –Therapy lesson After a recent natural disaster, someone shared this insight with me. “Normally ants are incredibly organized....
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  • Recovery Requires Other People
    Sunday, February 16th, 2020

    Recovery Requires Other People

    Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who will disagree with you. The great UCLA basketball coach and philosopher John Wooden once said, “Failure is not...
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  • Connection is the Key to a Happy Recovery
    Friday, January 3rd, 2020

    Connection is the Key to a Happy Recovery

    Loneliness is the most terrible poverty. An immense amount of mental and physical health research shows that isolated/separated individuals suffer both emotionally and physically. Conversely, people who place a...
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  • We Need a Pack to Recover
    Monday, December 2nd, 2019

    We Need a Pack to Recover

    There is an undeniable strength in numbers. Human beings are meant to work together, not to go it alone. For evidence, think back to prehistoric times when people lived...
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  • Connection in Recovery
    Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

    Connection in Recovery

    Addiction is a disease of isolation. Novelist Dean Koontz once wrote, “A fine line separates the weary recluse from the fearful hermit. Finer still is the line between hermit...
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  • Addiction is a Lonely Business
    Sunday, October 6th, 2019

    Addiction is a Lonely Business

    Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. As active addicts, we choose addictive substances and behaviors rather than other people as a coping mechanism...
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  • Building Your Support Network
    Saturday, October 5th, 2019

    Building Your Support Network

    When is the last time someone gave you the peace of their heart rather than a piece of their mind? Having a knowledgeable and empathetic support network is a...
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