For individuals who are in recovery, starting over can be an overwhelming thought. Figuring out how to find sustainable housing and a new job while also ensuring that your sobriety is a priority can be challenging, especially if you have children or other responsibilities. Add to that the fact that it can be hard to find support from family members after a period of substance abuse and what you have is a formula for anxiety, depression and even relapse.Read more
You know those days when you wake up feeling REALLY blue? Down in the dumps, stressed out, just sad, for no reason but when you think about it, there is a real reason?Read more
This is the most looked-forward to Spring of my life.Read more
I've had a huge loss. My husband was my love, my life, my companion, my friend, and we had planned to spend the rest of our lives together. Without him, I think "What the heck do I do now?"
I am afraid to start over. But I have to get past that; to realize that he wouldn't want me to remain stagnant and wallow, but rather to identify what it is that I really want, then grab the bull by the horns and go for it. I can hear him in the back of my mind saying "What's stopping you?"
The first thing, I guess, is figuring out how I want the rest of my life to be. What I want to achieve, experience, feel, and contribute. Only then can I come up with a game plan. How do I do this? No idea, but I have no doubt I will figure it out in time with patience, prayer, introspection, and action.
A robin was grinning at me, red breast puffed out, proud to be greeting me as a representative of the coming springRead more