Self help activities support your recovery and help you expand your awareness, develop life skills, develop self acceptance and self appreciation, develop new relationships and equip you to live a life with more competence and joy. Here you will find articles that show you many ways of providing yourself with self help exercises and activities to enrich your life and articles that help you understand your own thinking and emotional process. Topics include: friendships, self-esteem, dreams, binges, relapse, yoga, secrets, check lists, writing, dream journals, gardening, education and career opportunities and more.

Pain: Stages of Deepening Awareness and Growth

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Pain is a great teacher, maybe the best. It plunges you into exploring and confronting yourself more deeply.

But, first you have to get past anger, entitlement, self pity, frustration and sadness. When those bring neither relief nor solution, you must move beyond them into new realms.

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Pain: Doorway to Your Soul

Ah, one thing leads to another, and now I''ve at last returned to you. It's been 44 days since I broke my shoulder and stopped writing on this blog.  So much has happened to me spiritually as well as physically, I wonder if you and I will notice a change in how I write and what I write.

Pain, what we try to get away from with distractions, eating disorders, addictions, rationalizations, fantasy beliefs, comfort suppliers turns out to be a grand and relentless teacher.  When your pain is strong and impervious to numbing you are confronted by teacher who gets hold of you, body and soul, and will not release you until you have learned what you need to know.

Lies Dissolve in Recovery

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Let's look at the conditioning that makes you vulnerable to lies and learn to uphold your authentic reality.


320px-Crepuscular rays colorA reader asked me to write about dread because she suffers from anxiety and dreads the coming of every day.  Here goes.  Let's see if we can help bring light out from behind the dark clouds of dread.

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