Month: October 2021

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Sober 12+ Years, These Are the Astonishing Benefits I Experience Firsthand

With God's Grace, tons of hard work, and sheer stubbornness, somehow I managed to survive my upbringing, AND lived to write and blog about it! Happily sober for 14+ years now, my two favorite topics are: personal growth in recovery and creativity.
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Before I got sober and learned how to get better, my days added up to depressing, self-defeating thinking. I stumbled through my day, chained to my past, not even being able to think about how to get better. That is how overwhelmed I was from my abuser’s impact and that is why I drugged, drank, …

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Sober 12+ Years, This Is What I Have Learned About Why Making Peace With Our Emotions Will Make You Strong

With God's Grace, tons of hard work, and sheer stubbornness, somehow I managed to survive my upbringing, AND lived to write and blog about it! Happily sober for 14+ years now, my two favorite topics are: personal growth in recovery and creativity.
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When someone hurts our feelings, it is like being cut, punched, run over, or worse. The emotional injury is like a physical injury. And just like a physical injury, we need to take care of for it to heal. But what happens if no one teaches you to do that? Or if the people around …

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Sober 12+ Years, This Is What I Have Learned About Why I Relapsed Over and Over

With God's Grace, tons of hard work, and sheer stubbornness, somehow I managed to survive my upbringing, AND lived to write and blog about it! Happily sober for 14+ years now, my two favorite topics are: personal growth in recovery and creativity.
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I didn’t realize my thoughts were so negative. I mean, I felt down most of the time, but I didn’t realize my thoughts could be different because I knew no different. Having nothing to compare my thoughts to, I tried to live with them because then I didn’t know what to do to change them. …

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Sober 13+ Years, This Is What I Have Learned About Facing My Painful Thoughts And How That Healed Me

With God's Grace, tons of hard work, and sheer stubbornness, somehow I managed to survive my upbringing, AND lived to write and blog about it! Happily sober for 14+ years now, my two favorite topics are: personal growth in recovery and creativity.
happysobercrafter

We all have painful thoughts from difficult situations and/or abuse we lived through. Some you might not believe happened to you. From cruel relatives who brought us up to snarky classmates, brutally strict teachers, difficult neighbors, hateful and demanding bosses, vindictive co-workers, former and current narcissistic partners or spouses; our memories include them. Many times …

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