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11 thousand views since our start!  That is amazing!!  I am so glad that we were able to reach out to people and bring a little hope, strength and dreams with y’all.  As always please feel free to leave in the comments your sobriety dates or just the years you have.  Or simply just say Hi.  I love to hear from readers 🙂

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http://www.sobernation.com/

  • Deaths
  • illness
  • Scary diagnoses
  • stress
  • selling and buying cars – stress
  • emotion roller coasters
  • STRESS
  • spouse illness
  • spouse anger
  • mood swings
  • did I mention stress?
  • Toxic people who were like ninjas

I still managed to find a way to stay away from alcohol.  Not that I ever had an addiction to it, but I sure had plenty of opportunities to go to that – give me something to blame it all on.  A scapegoat to fire all my anger at….but instead…I talked it out, I took on a new hobby, and hubby and I have grown even closer.

 POST IN COMMENTS WHAT YOU HAVE STAYED SOBER THROUGH…PLEASE!

If no one has told you they love you today – I love you and God does too!

This was a very good artical – please take the time to read it.

http://themindunleashed.org/2014/06/7-things-learned-1-year-without-alcohol.html

Here is a little teaser:

Here’s what I’ve learned in my one year sans alcohol:

1.  MY SENSES ARE HEIGHTENED X1000

2.  I’M JUST BEGINNING TO UNDERSTAND WHO I REALLY AM

3.  ALCOHOL WAS NOT FUN FOR ME ANYMORE

4.  MY LIFE IS MANAGEABLE

5.  I AM WORTHY OF LOVE

6.  TOXIC PEOPLE ARE JUST LIKE TOXIC HABITS

7.  I’M NOT PERFECT AND THAT’S OK

This time of year is a hard and trying time for most of us.  Anxiety is high and stress can be through the roof.  Please take time to just be thankful for what we have.  If you can’t go out and spend your savings on your loved ones and have them understand that its just not in the cards right now – you may need to look a little deeper into if they really are “loved ones”   I will be making a majority of the gifts I hand out this year – and if they don’t like it – they know where the door is.+

I am wishing you Love, Happiness, Sobriety, strength and Hope now and into the new year.

If no one has told you they love you today, I love you and God does too!!

http://themindunleashed.org/2014/06/7-things-learned-1-year-without-alcohol.html

“Influence” – TRAPT

Liquid courage
Pouring down
Sober surface
Hits the ground

The masquerade has
Started now
And you have faded
Into the crowd

How do you know?
How do you know just who your friends are?
How do you know when you’ve gone too far
To get high again?

[chorus]
You always feel so alone
The real you is never shown
Whose influence?, Whose influence
Are you under??
Now
So much pressure to fit in
You never know where to begin
Whose influence?, Whose influence
Are you under??
Now

Liquid courage
Pouring down
Sober surface
Can’t be found

There’s no denial
You can’t drown
When nothings final
So turn around

How do you know?
How do you know just who your friends are?
How do you know when you’ve gone too far
To get high again?

[chorus]
You always feel so alone
The real you is never shown
Whose influence?, Whose influence
Are you under??
Now
So much pressure to fit in
You never know where to begin
Whose influence?, Whose influence
Are you under??
Now

(I want this, do I want this)

I want this (I want this)
Do I want this? (Do i want this?)
I want this (I want this)
Do I want this?!

How do you know?
How do you know just who your friends are?
How do you know when you’ve gone too far?

[chorus]
You always feel so alone
The real you is never shown
Whose influence?, Whose influence
Are you under??
Now
So much pressure to fit in
You never know where to begin
Whose influence?, Whose influence
Are you under??………
Now

Whose influence?
Whose influence?
Whose influence are you under??……
Now

http://www.shepherdpress.com/an-important-post-from-dr-charles-hodges-author-of-good-mood-bad-mood/

 

 

Self-compassion – A Healthier Way of Relating to Yourself

http://likes.com/facts/the-shocking-faces-of-meth?v=s00DzqqziIGScXlggZ85WUV51ww3uB&page=1

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During this experiment, spiders were exposed to a variety of drugs to help determine their effect on the brain.

Spiders who had been given marijuana started out well enough, but were unable to maintain focus.

Benzedrine (speed) produced spiders who spun enthusiastically, though no great thought or care was put into the web design.

Caffeine, one of the most common stimulants taken by humans, produced an erratic web.

Chloral hydrate, an ingredient in sleeping pills, made the spiders doze off after barely getting started on the web.

Though this 1995 experiment sought to determine toxicity of drugs, it was a continuation of experimentation of spiders on drugs that had started in 1948 by P. N. Witt.

Possessed by a demon.

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http://madworldnews.com/15-shocking-before-after-pics-showing-effects-of-drug-abuse/#

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