Destination Addiction

I am not talking about being addicted to traveling, folks. I am talking about being addicted to feeling like your happiness is waiting for you somewhere in the future! This idea popped up on one of the spiritual groups I am in on Facebook and it instantly made me roll my eyes. You may be…

It’s My Birthday!

No, not my regular birthday…it’s my SOBRIETY BIRTHDAY! My oh my, guys! I don’t usually celebrate my birthday and if I do, I don’t ask for much. Nor do I brag on myself often, but it seems today is one of those rare occasions where I just might…My sobriety birthday seems to be becoming even…

What Are Your Neuropeptides Saying About You?

Okay, I’m sure you’re thinking, “Come on, Lo. What the hell are you talking about?” Hold your horses, my friends, because I promise this will be relevant. About a month ago, I read a book called Zen and the Art of Happiness by Chris Prentiss, and one of the things he mentioned really struck me. He talked…

Chronic Suicidal Ideation

Recently, when I was in group therapy, the term Chronic SI came up. I had never heard of it- I mean I knew about Suicidal Ideation- I have struggled with that for years now. But I had never heard it in terms that, some people may just chronically have fleeting SI. If you don’t know,…

Which Wolf Will You Feed?

G’day, my friends! One of the things that have been on my mind a lot recently, is how my mind works. Why is it that I feel like I constantly have to fend off my demons? (That’s at least what I call them): the suicidal thoughts, the self-hate, the tendency to revert to learned behaviors…

Take YOUR Break!

Bonjour! Today’s thought is about giving yourself a much-needed break! This excerpt comes from the book Touchstones. “I got the blues thinking of the future, so I left off and made some marmalade. It’s amazing how it cheers one up to ‘shred oranges and scrub the floor.” – D.H. Lawrence Focusing on pain or having difficulties…

Give Yourself to Today!

Good day, friends! Today’s thought is about living in the present moment! This excerpt comes from Today’s Gift. “No yesterdays are ever wasted for those who give themselves today.” – Brendan Francis We often find ourselves yearning for tomorrow. We get carried away thinking about the next day’s big game or camping trip. We find ourselves…

Incoming Message!

G’day, beautiful creatures! Today’s thought is on messages we send ourselves! This excerpt comes from the book Today’s Gift. “Life gives us so much time to collect bizarre thoughts and feelings.” -Claire Weekes As we go through life, we run into all kinds of negative messages: teasing on the school bus, insulting nicknames, and other put-downs….

Paint With All the Colors of Your Life!

Greetings, lovelies! Today’s thought is about our THOUGHTS! This excerpt comes from the book Today’s Gift. “You feel the way you do right now beacause of the thoughts you are thinking at this moment.” -David D. Burns Good thoughts are like bright colors in a painting. Negative thoughts are dark and dreary and drab. Each day…

How to Say NO!

Hello, all! Something that I am finding helpful for me is teaching myself how to say no: no to others when I don’t have the strength to do something for them, no to situations I shouldn’t involve myself in because I am not in a good state of mind to cope with it, and no…