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Take the Best, Leave the Rest!

I have been to my share of recovery-related support groups and one thing I’ve always appreciated about the 12-step format is the advice to “Take the best and leave the rest.”  In other words, when you hear some bit of…

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Your Attitude: Your Choice

I recently “Liked” a facebook page that has some positive, encouraging messages. Unfortunately, other posts deliver messages of bitterness, revenge and negativity.  Sometimes these attitudes are masked as strength, independence and self-esteem. We need to pay attention to know the…

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Perhaps I’m showing my age here, but do you remember this nursery rhyme?  “Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow…” As with many children’s rhymes written in the 1700’s, this ditty has political and religious connotations, speaking more…

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