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Hope is Real! · 3d ago

A Responsible Relapse - Rethinking Recovery Language

The phrase “responsible relapse” has been rolling around in my head for several days now.  I have returned to work and it is incredibly surreal that I am back when just a month and a half ag...
Hope is Real! · 1W ago

Contentment Through Disability - A Reflection

“When you hear the word ‘disabled,’ people immediately think about people who can’t walk or talk or do everything that people take for granted. Now, I take nothing for granted. But I find th...
Hope is Real! · 3W ago

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up - A Book Review

When we honestly confront the things we own, they evoke many emotions within us. Those feelings are real. It is these emotions that give us the energy for living. Believe what your heart tel...
Hope is Real! · 4W ago

Stop Looking For Signs

Ask the questions, take a deep breath, and release it to the universe.  Stop thinking about it and engage in the present moment.  If you have to think about whether or not it’s a sign or gui...
Hope is Real! · 1M ago

Setting Myself Up For Vacation Success

Jane had to learn to allow herself to have the anxiety rather than try desperately to get rid of it. for distraction to work, you have to do it mindfully. Pay close attention and throw yours...
Hope is Real! · 1M ago

I Am Not A Burden - Accepting Support

Paul countered by speaking of "the wisdom of God" (which he also spoke of as "the foolishness of God" because it is the opposite of "the wisdom of this world") which "destroys the wisdom of ...
Hope is Real! · 1M ago

My World Mental Health Day Message

God is better partnered than fought. (141, Monica A Coleman, Making A Way Out Of No Way: A Womanist Theology) Mental health challenges and disabilities are better partnered than fought too. ...
Hope is Real! · 1M ago

Checking Anxiety's Facts

I will set free the people that you ensnare like birds.  I will tear off your veils and save my people from your hands, and they will no longer fall prey to your power.  Then you will that I...
Hope is Real! · 1M ago

Resources for Anxiety

Yet God is not simply the destination, but one who is known on the journey.  It is a journey from the life of bondage to life in the presence of God.  (Marcus Borg, Meeting Jesus Again For T...
Hope is Real! · 1M ago

Whatever It Takes For My Recovery

Anyone who holds on to life just as it is destroys that life.  But if you let it go, reckless in your love, you’ll have it forever, real and eternal.  (The Message Bible, 218-219)Recovery is...