Category Archives: Blog

Defining Recovery

It can mean very different things to different people. Because it can be applied to many different contexts, the meaning of recovery can be ambiguous and, in turns, confusing. Dictionary definitions include: the act or process of becoming healthy after … Continue reading

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Husband of Joys and Sorrows

A long war with a loved one’s addiction Published on June 17, 2014 by PT Blogs in The Guest Room By Fran Simone Alcoholism, widely recognized as a wasteland that sucks addicts and their loved ones dry, is a disease … Continue reading

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Appreciating The Faces of Love

The canoe slips through the narrow passageway just as the sun touches the water. As we round a corner, we spot a black-capped heron, poised for fishing, elegant with its delicate feathery head plume, powdery blue beak and long ivory … Continue reading

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Facing Fear

We learn early in recovery that fear is the root of our character defects. We also know—before we even read the Big Book—that it was fear underneath our addictions. We were afraid of people, of social activities, of responsibilities and … Continue reading

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Publishers Weekly reviews RAGE: The Legend of ‘Baseball Bill’ Denehy

Rage: The Legend of “Baseball Bill” Denehy  Bill Denehy with Peter Golenbock   Central Recovery (Consortium, dist.), $16.95 trade paper (294p)  Once a bright pitching prospect, Denehy recalls his promising career crash from emotional turmoil, personal injury, and addiction in a … Continue reading

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Insecurity in Men with Borderline Personality Disorder

Insecurity refers to a lingering feeling that you can’t count on your loved one: that somehow you will be let down, rejected, or abandoned. Insecurity is a dynamic force that drives behavior in both women and men who have BPD. … Continue reading

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Any Amount and Anytime

Sometimes the little things turn out to be the big things. We know this about relationships. That remark on the first date. The joke made about the ex. The comment about a former boss. Later, we look back and sigh; … Continue reading

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Seven Secrets for Creating a Care Partners Support Group

Recently, Ron and I were honored to share stories and ideas with a dementia-focused caregiver support group at Hallmark Cards. Every month, the group welcomes a guest speaker and discusses an interesting aspect of caregiving. The group shares resources, caregiving … Continue reading

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Spreading the Word

God — Higher Power, The Great I AM, Yahweh, whatever name we choose to endow the power greater of ourselves in the Universe — does work in mysterious ways. Two evenings ago, I attended my first Nar-Anon meeting a mere … Continue reading

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Boundaries Make Good Recovery

When we were using we didn’t have good boundaries. In early recovery we experienced them being set for us. Then, in later recovery we learned to set them as we began to practice self-care. In “Out of the Woods” I … Continue reading

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