Turning Points in Recovery

“Life is always at some turning point.” – Irwin Edman, American philosopher and professor of philosophy (1896-1954) When did anything ever stand still in life? Do we know of a single instance where life just stopped? Not from the standpoint of death, since that is a cessation of life. No, we’re talking about living, breathing…

Look the World Straight in the Eye

“Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” – Helen Keller, American author, political activist, and lecturer, the first deaf blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree, went on to inspire millions, depicted in The Miracle Worker (1880-1968) We don’t have to suffer from blindness to be…

Be What You Are

“Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.” – Julius Charles Hare, English theological writer (1795-1855) Wondering where to begin when first entering recovery? One way to really get off track is to attempt to be what you are not. While it is very tempting to want to…