Monthly Archives: April 2008

Step Eleven

This morning someone asked me how an atheist does step eleven. This person seemed a little incredulous, perhaps even angry, pointing out that the original authors intended this as a spiritual program, helpfully pointing out that it was “God” in

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A Moment of Clarity

Thank you to everyone who wished me well on our move. The new house is great! A few minor glitches here and there, like the hot and cold water being hooked up backwards in the shower, nothing to really worry

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Hiatus

I’m going to take the week off from blogging. We’re closing on a house today and moving tomorrow. I’m almost ready for the movers to come and plan on doing the cleaning today. Tomorrow, I’m hoping there will be enough

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Thank You, “K”

You know that saying, “They loved me until I could love myself?” That’s what happens in treatment. I just heard that someone who helped me get better is moving on to a new work opportunity. I don’t know if it’s

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Sue Silverman’s Book Will Be A TV Movie

The lifetime television movie of Sue Silverman’s memoir, Love Sick: One Woman’s Journey Through Sexual Addiction, will premiere Saturday, April 19 (check local listings). If you’d like to see an interview with actress Sally Pressman, you can go to the

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The Breast Exam

My doctor quit practicing medicine over a year ago. Since I never go to the doctor’s I put off finding someone else until I absolutely had to go. It’s hard to get in to see someone half decent, it seems

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I’m a Strong Woman in Recovery

Most times I try to help someone else, it helps me too. This one time, I felt worse after trying to help but I used my recovery tools to counter the shame.

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Meetings and the Pale Blue Dot

For the most part, I like going to meetings. There is something good about being in a room full of people who are willing to admit that they don’t have all the answers. Not all 12 step groups are like

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Think, Think, Think

The best part of recovery is that my brain is functioning again. You know that saying, “don’t think, don’t drink?” It should be, “think, don’t drink.” Not thinking goes right along with compulsive addictive behaviors of all types.

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A New Book!

Augusten Burroughs has a new book out. I can’t wait till it comes in the mail. How did we survive before amazon.com?I read Running With Scissors toward the end of my stay in treatment. It was funny, kind of. Actually

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